strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa. Nearly black pour with thin oatmeal topper. The aroma hits from three feet away. Wood, brown sugar, vanilla, and booze. Taste is dreamy. Bourbon heat, cask, molasses, vanilla, a little hidden fruit, and leather. Full bodied. Sticky velvet. Marvelous.
solidfunk (2778) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Certainly the best barley wine I’ve ever had. And just when I was started to be disillusioned with the style. The palate and mix here is sublime. Smokey malt with undercurrents of dark berry and perfectly barreled. Finishes with light sweetness and a hint of smoke. Truly a superior beer, more even than the stout. Tap at Churchkey.
Hoprider (67) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose on this mofo is a lot like King Henry if a recall correctly. Such rich dark fruit, oak, licorice, vinous aromas its just insane. The palate is creamy but still kind of fizzy somehow. This could age well I think. Tasting it again now and its just an awsome experience. This beer will make you happier with each sip. Slight oak in the aftertaste. Probably a good thing this comes in smaller bottler. But Dayumn! This be good stuff
QuezXLV (393) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours think and dark maroon color with very thin tan suds. The aroma is incredible - slightly alcoholic but almost like licorice. Very heavy on the palate but not syrupy. Alcohol is fairly well hidden.
- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
You know how you love your Grandpa and he loves you. It is warm and inviting, sweet, special something you can’t just get anywhere. No dirty butt here! Maybe a little prune though?
hamilton23 (590) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip. Pours dark cola color with thin beige head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, dried fruits and some rye. Taste follows with some great sweet notes of toffee and dried fruits. Super good.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy deep brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet deep grains with a good amount of bourbon, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Flavor is very smooth with sweet grains, bourbon and caramel as well as a hint of toffee.
NeuroPliny (85) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a Trappist glass. Colour is black. Generous slowly fading toffee coloured head. Aroma is vanilla, molasses, dark malt, caramel, and light hops. Flavour delivers what the nose promises. Overall sweet with a crisp hoppy finish.
wnoble (1206) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown. Nose is coconuts, toasted coconuts, bourbons, toffee, caramels, oak, booze, raisins, dates, prunes. Flavor is intense fruits, intense heavily sweet raisins, nuts, toasty, faint chocolates. Really heavy on the dark sweet raisins. Heavy raisins in the nose as well. Wow really fruity and heavy blend of caramel malts and that sweet woody character that I sometimes get with bruery beers. Pretty good though. Not overly strong but damn sweet.
John25 (114) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Almost black pour - very dark cola with some light peaking in at the edges. A: wow - chocolate, dark fruits like fig, cherry, raisin, oak, also a subtle sweet vanilla note. T: big rich roasted barley, heavy malts, lots of barrel, perfect heat plus all of the aroma notes. P: thick, chewy, syrupy, warm, low carb --- incredible!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MrHangover (2064) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of kermis, massive thanks! Pours a dark brown, almost black beer with a slight reddish hue around the rim and a very small, beige head which completely disappeared whitin seconds. Aroma has dark malts, dark fruits, licorice, booze, oak, caramel and fudge. Amazing aroma and it hits you directly when opening the bottle. Flavor is incredibly sweet, chocolate, booze and licorice. The sweetness is a bit overwhelming and takes some time to get used to, but after that this beer gets very complex and adds new layers with every sip. No alcohol burn detected, but booze is definitely noticeable in the palate though. Long, cloying sweet finish. Amazing beer!