charule (2092) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dave at NG sour release. Poured clear amber with white head. Aroma of bourbon caramel malt. Light carb need bod. Taste of burnt char oak light bitter
Marheb (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Très suintant d’alcool et tannique, amertume terreuse, herbacée sur une fondation massive de sucre d’orge.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Reddish amber color with a small cap of white head. Sweet molasses and toffee mingle with alcohol notes in the aroma. Caramel, grapefruit hops, distracting alcohols and syrupy brown sugar notes in the taste. Average palate. The flavors don’t come together as well as I was hoping here. It’s a little rough.
zebra (1592) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd of flight of 5 @ brewpub. didn’t have them in the order that was recommended: BA Dubbel, Flemish, Barleywine, BA Barleywine, Hefeweizen. good, but didn’t taste like a barley wine (or a barelywine). eclipsed by the baked mac & cheese with brisket.
hayduke (4463) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared glass at the brewpub on Dark Lord Day evening. In the glass was dark redy\ with beige head. Nose of toffee, pine and citrus hops, and some nuts. Medium body. Flavor is malt forward and rich and the hops are everywhere and move to the finish were there is a lot of citrus and pine, along with ripe fruit. Good but could use more aging in my opinion.
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy red/tan color with a tan head.. The aroma was of nuts, citrus, some caramel and a touch of oak. The taste was similar with a little bitterness. Good stuff.
bytemesis (6199) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Flossmoor. Pours hazy reddish chestnut, medium creamy beige head, great lacing on the glass. Aroma is not strong, but has notes of nuttiness, oranges, toffee, caramel, pine, spruce, a touch of citrus. Flavor follows, rich and medium sweet with corresponding medium bitterness. Nice balance however. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice enough, but I wish the hops provided a more distinctive flavor palate.