Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy b-wine nose. Dark fruit, grapes, and caramel. Hazy orange with tiny lace in the glass. Super sweet in the mouth. Alcohol. Too sweet.
Dunt (254) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received from Steve on BA. Thanks for the opportunity to try this Steve! Pours a pretty dark brown in color with very little head. Smells of sweet dark malt, caramel, and sex. Smooth malts in the flavor, light booze, raisin, and sex...again. It’s a party in my mouth and everyone’s invited. Fuck you.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, raisins, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and oak.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany/chestnut brown color with golden ruby edges and a very thin ring that immediately fades into nothing. No lacing.
Sweet boozy aroma with leathery malt, zesty spice and sweet alcohol. Hints of bourbon, cinnamon, brown sugar and charred oak.
Medium bodied with lots of sweet, leathery malt along with hints of toasted oak, caramel, biscuit and toffee. Lots of sweetness with a boozy burn toward the finish and some warmth in the chest. Tastes pretty good but very hot and a bit one dimensional.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, RBSG grand tasting, thanks hopdog. Hazy copper body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some alcohol, caramel, wood. Taste is sweet, raisin, oak/vanilla, some milk chocolate. Sticky full body.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy, red brown, tepid. Sugary, heavy, light fruit, bit of heat in nose. Brown sugar flavor, bit of caramel and heavy tea root. Light medicinal heat through finish. Thick and syrupy.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight fruity. Sweet, dark and roasted malty flavoured. Sweet and dark malty into the finish.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks joeec5–pours a light tan ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is dark fruit, sweet medium/dark malt. Taste is dark fruit-cherry, sweet medium/dark malt, some earthy hops, alcohol.
TheEpeeist (3050) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a trace of beige froth. Nose is caramel, hay and raisin. Medium body with soft carb. Taste is brown sugar, quite sweet. Citrus peel and vanilla add some complexity. A somewhat standard but tasty English style barleywine. Grassy finish.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the 2010 jimmack invitational. Man did I love this beer. Poured a clear bodied super deep red brown body with not head what-so-ever. Aroma of molasses, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, raisin, honey, and only a touch of alcohol. Man is this sucker smooth for a four year old, syrupy and thick but not cloying, a slight touch of heat on the back of my throat is the only indication of the 13.1% ABV on this monster. The flavor on this one is truly outstanding, honey, molasses, vanilla, toffee, caramel, wood. This beer turned out to be simply outstanding. To bad there were only 275 bottles made, anyone know where the other 274 bottles are??
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Jimmack’s invitational. Pours brown. Nose and taste of figs, dates, raisins, brown sugars and molasses. Very sweet and delicious.