marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. This is a dark copper beer with essentially no head. The aroma is incredibly rich with caramel malts and a slight toffee scent. The taste is similar to the nose, with an earthy quality to it. It doesn’t taste as strong as I expected, and there’s a unique sweetness to it. It also feels lighter than I thought it would. Overall, I approve.
Brandon1989 (446) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper color with a medium sized frothy off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malts, brown sugar, alcohol. The taste is predominately malts and the alcohol is very noticeable.
OrthoDoc (53) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, heavy. Not much aroma. Not my type of beer. Likely won't buy again.
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RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown pour. Aromas of leather, toffee, brown sugar and grapefruit. Flavours the same with a fading citrus and piney bitterness. Oak, lightly oxidized but good.
Marstonlad (621) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours rusty copper with a little white head. The aroma features dried fruitiness, sweet caramel maltiness and a touch of spiciness – fairly rich all in all. Taste offers plenty of variety as well: caramel malt sweetness features initially with dry fruity elements such as fig and raisin, later a subtle hoppy touch rises and adds color to the drying finish. Also some lingering oak and vanilla appear, validating the label "old" in the style category. Excellent taste both in depth and balance. The palate is medium to full bodied, soft in carbonation. A great beer in all respects.
Kosmokrator (684) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Alla spina. Limpido color mogano-rossiccio con un pannoso velo di schiuma beige. Avvolgente al naso con sentori di caramello, mou, frutta sciroppata e un tocco quasi legnoso; gusto dolce, rotondo, liquoroso con note che richiamano gli aromi e che persistono a lungo. Corposa, cremosa e fantastica!
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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ANZUShophunter (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle in English pint glass. Aroma of molasses, faint vanilla and oak. Rich malt profile and strong EtOH in the finish. One big burly barley brew.
wiedrzensky (465) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle. Pours is dark hazy amber with small head that lasts only for a while. Aroma of caramel, malts, yeast, light biscuity. Solid malty base, light sweet, light bitter, caramel mouthfeel. Heavy body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Nice aroma, superb taste, overally awesomely ballanced beer, recommended.
NallePalle (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml. Nice appearance, well balanced. (My wife on this beer: divine)
monk191 (1461) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice barleywine style beer. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thin white head. Smells decent, of barleywine and a toastiness. Taste is classic barleywine, with chocolate off the bat, and some vanilla and spice in the finish, along with a lingering sweetness. Had on tap at Albany Taproom.