zmanzorro (125) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in a tulip glass. Color is a clear dark amber color with a thin off white head. No lacingAroma is very sweet and very slight hopiness. A little sweet up front with a lingering sweetness. Residual taste is also piney. Average carbonation.
rdixon77 (353) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting barley wine by two great brewers. Darkish amber pour. Nose had a lot of wood and rye spice. The taste had more dark fruit and a brown sugar wallop over the big maltiness. Fairly heavy and low carbonation. Well hidden abv.
arminjewell (5144) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Parry’s Pizza, thick dark brown pour with thin to no tan head, aroma brought sugary dark fruits into some big oak, woody notes, slight spicy whiskey notes come through but the sugar really overtakes this brew. Taste is a mix of sugary dark fruits, caramel, and molasses, hints of grass, earth and spice, slight wood and oak, whiskey come through, finishing sweet, sugary. Good but hard to drink more than a few oz of it, very syrupy.
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the barrel-aged tasting at World Of Beer-Cherry Creek in Denver, CO during GABF week. Light brown pour. Distinct aroma of cedar and rye. The flavor is rounded out with caramel, toffee, and tangerine with the cedar giving this a unique flavor and the rye just the right amount of sweetness to bring it all together. A great collaboration.
joeneugs (2575) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours an amber brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is really nice and intense with fresh cherries, plum, raisins and a cedar, herbal note. The flavor is full and sweet with the perfect amount of herbal, woody bitterness to balance the huge rich sweetness. Maple syrup, cherry, fig and raisins. Awesome sweet nectar. It has a sweet, minty herbal bitterness in the finish. Amazing stuff.
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color in the glass....chili’s and cedar aging give good depth of flavor. Alcohol is well hidden
hayduke (3074) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at THE LOCAL B EER BAR in Eureka, CA. Came in the glass a dark amber with an off-white head. The nose is dark ripe fruit and roasted carmel malts. Medium in body with a smooth mouth feel. Alcohol is well hidden. Flavor shows lots of the dark fruit, rye is present and it finishes sweet. Very tasty.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sam’s, Durham. Another sweet one showing up unexpectedly. Semi-cloudy mahogany pour with a thick, lustrous head. Strong caramel and rye malt in the nose, with some resinous grapefruit hops and notes of pepper. Whoa, a big’un. Smooth palate, with just the right touch of heat and spice. Hugely hoppy in places, which provides a nice contrast to the potent malts, and the spice is perhaps even a touch under-accentuated. Very good.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit finish with hints of caramel.
Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Moth. Dark amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit and caramel notes, as well as some rye. The flavor is more of the same. I get quite a bit of spicy rye notes, as well as some caramel, toffee and dark fruit. As expected from a Cigar City beer, I also get some nice cedar notes. The alcohol is definitely noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.