anders37 (15300) - 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.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cool pic. Barley wine laying down. Mine is a capped 750 from the BevMo in Vacaville. Pours hazy ruddy copper with a small off-white creamy/bubbly head. Aroma has a lot of pine/citrus. A lot. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Flavor is the standard brown sugar, but there’s a heck of a lot of hop fighting the sweet. This suggests "fresh hop barley wine". Those folks at GTB have finally gone off the deep end. Kudos. It’s finishing hoppy and bitter, while brown sugar constantly surges in and out. Amazing, brilliant ale.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, plum, carmel, orange zest and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel plum, toffee and citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with a thin tan head. Caramel, toffee, a bit fruity, somewhat sweet malty, light woody aroma. Maple, spicy, toffee, brown sugar, somewhat hoppy, light piney hoppy flavor. Not bad for the abv but nothing special.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper beerw ith a dark cream head. malt and light spice aroma with light grapefruit. Malt and spice flavor with pine and grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and grapefruit linger with spice, light pine, light caramel, and some light yeastiness.
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy copper with a thin beige head and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a thick malt flavor that starts sweet, but quickly turns bitter with a somewhat astringent finish and a warm alcohol trail. Probably needs to age for a couple years to mellow out.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I just didn’t find this that good. Sweet but in that English strong way. Had a hard time finishing this one.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a clear caramel amber with some creamy, white head. Nose is sweet, brown sugar, spruce, pine, honey comb. Flavor is malty, sweet, brown sugar, spruce, cedar. Malty finish. Mellow.