rcmatthews (10) - USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste improves as it warms, like you would expect. It’s not great, but its not too bad either. Fairly sweet, and smells like it too. I didnt really get any chocolate or cherry flavors, just an overpowering sweetness. Decent brew, but I probably wouldn’t buy it again, since it was relatively expensive for a four pack. Worth a try though.
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a bbq. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is caramel, toffee, berries, taste is similar, dry, sticky.
Earplay (44) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with red hues, pleasant sweet malt and spicy, floral hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, burnt sugar, licorice. Full bodied, alcohol present but not overbearing. A little sweet for my liking but a well crafted brew.
9er (86) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 Growler at 5’o Clock Wines and Spirits in Owings Mills. Sweetish blend of carmel, malts and rasins make this a nice brew. Pours a deep amber and golden hue with a modest head, yeilding to a permeable amount of sugars and well balanced alcohol. Slightly piney sensation on the swallow and crispy, yet quite mature, semi oily and full of flavor.
vjohans (478) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramell chocolate resin
Brown minimal head
Heavy sweet, medium bitter
huineman (417) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark hazy brown-amber with a dark thick head.
Very high intensity aromas: honey, coffee beans, banana, grass and a long etc.
Powerful, sweet’n’sour, oily and strongly bitter without being rough. Long finish. A hell of a good beer.
hfmejias (1037) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in a dark orange/brown shade, nice light brown head and lots of spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel, some dark fruits and BOOZE... Taste quite consistent, dark fruit, malts and booze. Strong, a sipper but quite well balanced and quite enjoyable. Liked it a lot.
budedou (548) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild sweet aromas, alcohol fumes. Cloudy copper color with no head. Sweet & sour initial, honeyish mid palate, and a sweet final that fades very quickly. Medium body. An unimpressive barleywine
gripweed57 (983) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy mahogany brown color. Rich, sweet toasted malt aroma hints at black cherries and alcohol. More sweet toasted malt flavor with complex dried fruit and boozy notes. Slightly cloying with a sweet sherry like character and a touch of honey. Warming alcohol presence with every sip. Cloyingly sweet malt finish with some spicy hops.
Iskier (3) - Bieruń, POLAND - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piwo przeterminowane dwa miesi?ce. Piana drobna, szybko znika, pozostaje obr?czka. W aromacie suszone owoce. W smaku karmelek. Piwo dobre warte sprobowania.
jackafholmes (685) - - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from abbeydale beer stop. Dark amber with a bit of haze. Aroma is rich malt, caramel and cereal. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Lovely oily medium body and nice subtle carbonation. Good stuff.