Johnstledger8 (785) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque murky reddish brown with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of bourbon, dark fruits, raisins, figs, vanilla, peaty. Taste is of dark fruits, raisins, figs, hint of blackcurrant and liquorice, peaty, sweet bourbon finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
MarcoDL (4222) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, raisin and red fruit. Flavor of caramel, raisin, some coffee, booze, oak, red fruit and molasses. Great flavor bomb.
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace drip back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and banana. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, sticky toffee pudding, and bananas covered in caramel. Awesome flavors on this one. This beer has a good carbonation level with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. A very good barleywine with lots of complex aromas and flavors.
fiery_1 (294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml 2016 bottle, pours a Dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Nose is lots of brown sugar, honey, raisins/dates. Mmmh a full bodied mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate. Flavour of raisins, honey, brown sugar. Yum!
RedSox2004 (1685) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Venice taproom. Ruby to deep brown with a generous half-inch head, solid retention and terrific lacing. Strong resinous hops aromas with dark fruit and a tinge of caramelized sugars and burnt toast. Big hoppy flavors hit hard up front, supported by caramel, dark fruit and toffee notes, then the hops bitterness returns. Warming alcohol throughout. Medium body, well-carbonated, and a strong bitter finish. Terrific beer, and very intense. Not for the faint-hearted. Also bought a bottle to put away for a while.
GTAEgeek (1969) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brewer’s Republic. Dark, opaque brown, with a medium, bubbly, tan head. Th aroma is brown sugar, overripe banana, coconut, almonds, caramel, and cardamom. Very sweet, with a nice little touch of bitterness and a hint of esters. Heavy body, creamy, spicy and sharp, with a lively and smooth feel. This is a wonderfully complex and smooth, if seriously strong, beer.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle [label says "2015 vintage, no. 002"> @ home. Opaque dark brown color, medium sized beige head. After drinking half the glass the color appears dark red-brown. Aroma is malts, toasted malts, molasses, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, toasted malts, wood, oak, sweet. Light to moderate alcohol burn in the finish, but totally suitable for this kind of beer. Full body, thick oily texture, suitable carbonation. Absolutely delicious, absolutely awesome. I forgot who sent this to me but huge thanks to one of my trade partners. Absolutely superb!
DocJitsu (1715) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Coconut, vanilla, oak, and sweet date on the nose. Thick without being viscous with some alcohol heat coming late. Coconut, oak, and sweet date flavors. Some chocolate toward the finish.
PugUglyBrewer (190) - - AUG 17, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Only the second Belgian quad I have ever had, but man, what an impression. I get to the hint of coconut amongst the layers of syrupy/candy sweetness in the candi sugar and brown sugar. A pleasant alcoholic warming effect on its way down.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The fact is a great beer this is .. Rich .. Rich .. Abv is perfect and valuable .. Mouth is a caramel bear spraying .. Booze is very well done .. It’s a delight. I need glasses so I don’t beat my children. If I had them my punches would connect better and there wouldn’t be so many people "talking"