Illini08 (541) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Carolina Crew tasting in Greenville - thanks to whoever brought this! Was informed that this was aged about a year. Reddish pour with a small head. Malty and sweet aroma with a hint of spices in there. Orange peel and other spice flavors I couldn’t quite put my finger on meshed nicely with the aged malt. Smooth drinking, although a bit of a hot finish. Really enjoyed drinking this.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured rich, deeper plumy-brown with a short, dense beige head. The aroma picked up rich, fruity malts, caramel, and molasses with accents of black pepper and oxidation.. a hair over the hill, but solid. The flavor found tangy, slightly metallic notes throughout, with dark fruit and molasses at the core.. tangy fruit skins, oxidation, and peppery notes around.. finished tangy and warm. Medium-bodied and a bit too tangy on the palate.. overall it held up well, but it was probably better a few years ago.
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours with an orange to brown hued body, with medium-low clarity and a small off-white head. Aromas are sweet, nearly cloying, spicy, medium phenol, earthy. Flavors are sweet, spicy and boozy. Medium strong bitterness, warming, earthy cedar like notes, spruce, brown sugar, cola. Medium carbonation and very warming.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th February 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Small tan head. Mellow malty nose with some fruit and chocolate. Surprisingly light palate, semi dry. Sweet dried fruits and subtle pineapple cube sweets. Aniseed spice. Subtle and mellow chocolate. Sweet peach and apricot in the finish which is semi dry. Hides the 13.0% very well. Tasty and somewhat exotic beer!
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with ivory sheen. Oxidized pit fruit, caramel, marshmallow aromas. medium body. Same oxidized pit fruit, caramel, marshmallows in the flavor--good
illidurit (1684) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the RBSG 2012 bus. Dark copper brown color, tan head. Malty sweet with ginger, allspice, tons of caramel, raisins. Strong and thick but not very boozy.
womencantsail (7106) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sending this for RBSG, Derek. The pour is a murky amber color with a small off-white head. Aromas of caramel, sherry, and overripe dark fruits. Also seems to be some toffee, bread, and oxidation. Surprisingly, there are still some hop notes to the flavor. Plenty of sugar and malt flavors, mostly caramel and toffee. Sherry-like oxidation and plenty of fruit character.
phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. autographed bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks a ton, Dan! Pours a deep, hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Gorgeous shade. Aroma of peanut brittle, dried berry fruits, spices, toasted sugar, plums, earth, and mint. So complex and rich. Kept smelling this. Flavor of caramel and toasted malts, mint and other herbs/spices, dark fruits, and earth. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, rich mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Hard to do it justice with my limited vocabulary. This has held up so well and is so unique. Seems like a rich, complex barleywine.
Glouglouburp (5619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A cloying, syrupy, fruity and spicy dark ale of some kind. Grossly sweet.
How: Post RBSG party in my hotel room
The look: Dark burgundy body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose has plenty of red and dark fruits swimming in caramel and some spices. Taste is sickingly sweet. Very syrupy, sticky, fruits juice concentrate, sweet caramel, cough syrup, spices. Oh well, that beer sucked, but at the end of a party I don’t drink what’s right, I drink what’s left.
JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at OBW on 7/13/11. Hazy amber pour with a thin tan head. Malty aroma with some spice and earthy hops and what I can only describe as windex. Malty and spicy flavor to start followed by sweet caramel before an earthy hop finish.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. This beer pours dark brown with a thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt, yeast and caramel. Medium body with flavors of biscuity malt, yeast, grassy hops and citrus. The finish is malty with a lingering yeast aftertaste. I did not try the year it came out but as far as I am concerned the beer is holding up pretty well. Above average overall.