beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep amber with a lasting off white top. Scent is dark sugar and fruit. Taste is dark fruit, bread, sugar, caramel with some nice hops.
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Stout, Hollywood, CA. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barley’s Brewhaus on 3/21/2013. Pours a deep reddish brown with 2 inches of head and excellent lacing. Aroma is pine and malts. Taste is sweet with dark fruit, pine, and a very noticeable alcohol flavor.
snoworsummer (4032) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Tastes sweet, like coffee, malt, and caramel. Smells like toasted nuts and caramel. Smooth, medium body, light carbonation, light head.
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, caramel, spicy and floral hops, figs, dates, raisins, and light yeast. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, floral hops, light vanilla, and light spice; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malt with dates and plums, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with peppery alcohol, dark fruity esters, cookie and caramel malt with light spicy hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I know this has no business being anywhere but in me cellar, but I want to try it now. Pours a dark ruby color with a finger and a half of off white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Smells like a boat load of hops, you get grapefruit and other citrus aromas, as well as some licorice and cherry raisins. Taste doesn’t seem like it fits well. A mild sweetness and very bitter, you can taste a lack of age. If you are thinking about drinking one, don’t until at least 2014.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. I keep telling myself not to buy these $12 beers but then my curiosity gets the best of me and I end up regretting it. This was a pretty average barleywine and as such it certainly wasn’t worth $12. Ruby color, good head, looks nice. Aroma is alcohol, hops, alcohol. Did I mention the alcohol is pervasive? Flavor is hoppy barleywine with a hint of cherry cough syrup, really nothing special. New Years Resolution: stop buying overpriced beers with no track record.
Serving type: bottle
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper colored beer with a khaki head. Decent hop aroma of grapefruit and pine. Sweet bread, toffee, and caramel maltiness. A bit of dark fruit and sugar. There’s a hint of bitterness along with some alcohol to the flavor. Sweet caramel, toffee, toasted bread, and sugar. Nice fruit notes, mild citrus, and a hint of pine.
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle to snifter. Pours calm and clear amber with a little tight off white head that dissipates to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has warming alcohol and hops that are piney spruce and earthy with a malt background. Taste is bitter piney hops somewhat resinous and warming alcohol along with malt and caramel and spice. Palate is medium slick and drying with a warming spicy finish. I dig this and see this getting better with an aged bottle!