meshleman (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A close cousin to barleywine... alcohol taste overwhelms the other flavors more and more with each sip.
StoutDr (27) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice malty smooth easy to drink. Light on the mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and tasty too.
fernans (25) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rare air here. Shockingly smooth considering the high alcohol. Complex. Taste starts hints of cloves and earthy notes. The middle is honey. The end has a pleasent hoppy bitterness. Nothing over powers. Excellent!
maxcoinage (25) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a (2013) bottle into snifter.
Appearance was a dark amber color with a 1 in off-white head.
Aroma was of maple and oak
Mouthfeel was a light syrup consistency
Taste-malty, biscuity, a hint of maple sweetness
Overall- a great beer, similar to a Barleywine. Booze is well hidden here. For $16 a four pack, I canít say I would buy more than one a year but its a nice pick up.
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my style of beer. Had a bottle that had been cellared for 4 years and preferred it to fresh.
tfratzke (20) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep orange/brown. Opaque with a small tan head the quickly disappears. Smells of sweet syrup, caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar. Ting of grapefruit.
Taste is of brown sugar, caramel, maple and pretty boozy. Very sweet. Mouth-feel thick and syrupy. Alcohol is very present. Not in a bad way, just definitely a nice warming/sipping brew. Overall this is really good and enjoyable.
beermomz (20) - USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared from a growler filled today. Poured a light amber color with a small head. Aroma was sweet, malty and yeasty. Taste is lightly sweet with a mild hoppy dry finish. A great beer to drink slowly and is even better once it warms up.
swiftsoles (17) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 4/11. Poured very little head, just a thin lacing. Amber/orangey appearance. very cloudy, opaque. Smelled of toffee, caramel, biscuity and malty sweetness. Also some tobacco, almost like a sweet cigar. Smelled good overall.
Just a hint of bitterness on the front of the tongue, then all the complex flavors of the aroma really hit you and take over. Very pleasing. Just the slightest hint of the alcohol, but almost non-existant. I think some of the flavors might be a bit more pronounced on a better carbonated bottle. Perhaps it lost some carbonation since this has been aged over a year.
Overall a delightful beer, smooth, and the flavors are wonderfully balanced. would love to try on draft. I have one more bottle thatís been aged 2 years, canít wait to compare that to this one.
rb (15) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
orage-brown colour, fruity scent, somewhat strong, off-white head, very decent alcohol volume
Swilson2 (14) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really do like this beer. One of my two favorite styles. This beer improves with age. Iíve had after a year and the flavors are really starting to get complex.