eruizgarcia (191) - - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very rich and sweet with a smooth velvety texture and honey aroma. Pours a dark amber with a small head. Tastes like a barley wine to me, good but can get overwhelming after a few ounces.
Mrnoluv (148) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light brown, very minimal white head, has the ale look, citrus smell, the taste is sweet, hoppy, citrus . It’s a cross between a Scottish ale and a Baleywine. I have been looking forward to this, not disappointed.
Mastelefish (81) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an amber-brown with a thin white head. Smells of chocolate and caramel are strong at the nose. Has a medium-thick body, medium bitterness, and a pleasant chocolatety aftertaste. Definitely would recommend, but is on the stronger side.
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Purchased: May 15, 2014
Consumed: May 16, 2014
Poured a caramel, amber clear color with about one finger of bubbly, off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Average foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average-to-poor retention on the top of the glass.
Had to work for the smell, but got apple juice, dark apple, green grapes, fruity aromas, floral notes and some sugary honey.
Tasted much, much better than the smell and a lot different. Got oak, molasses, vanilla, dark apple, fruity notes, light butterscotch, booziness and still some sweet honey.
Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long, boozier finish.
This beer was just OK. I was hoping for more, but it was missing something. Can’t quite put my finger on what.
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Malster85 for this extra! Wonderful stuff. Pours a gorgeous honey color with white head. Sweet and malty aromas... Honey and vanilla too. Fairly soft palate.. Sweet bready flavors that finishes boozy. Excellent. Very drinkable.
Beerhunter111 (6900) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, fruchtig, holzig, leicht alkoholisch, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Don’t you just love it when you drink a beer not expecting to like it, but walk away with a new favorite? I. Loved. This. Beer. Big caramel, molasses, and dark fruit up front, giving way to slight bourbon, oak, pine, a touch of vanilla, pine and earthy hop spice. Super subtle alcohol burn and citrus rind on the finish.
sjohnny (361) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit. Sweet. Malty. Pours a dark orange amber with a thick slowly fading off white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Thick full mouthfeel. Very smooth. Clean. Sweet. Molasses. Earthy. Oaky. Slight bitterness on the finish with the slightest lingering warmth. Very nice.
puboflyons (2073) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours medium copper to dark amber with a modest off-white head and a slight cloudy appearance. The aroma is subtle all around but the malts tend to be the main ingredient with a slight alcohol buzz. Molasses sweetness. Oak. The body is medium to full and fairly smooth. The taste is where it all happens with those sweet molasses fired malts expressing themselves exponentially and a slight alcohol burn but nothing offensive. Mildly bitter. A fine drinking experience.
alexanderj (3298) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of booze, caramel, molasses, booze and cookies. Flavor was not as robust, but good. Cookies and molasses, some booze; a bit dry, could use some sweetness for balance. A bit of earthiness in the finish.