tiong (3774) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hair of the Dog
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruity hops, malts, syrup, sweet toffee and caramel. Taste is sweetish, hoppy and malty with some honey and fruity notes. Finish is crisp malty, sweet and syrupy with some wood, honey and fruits. Quite balanced.
stoutnick (534) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very murky brown. Aroma is honey. Taste is honey sweet, woody hops, bitterness. Finish and lingering flavour is hop syrup. Nice stuff. Couldn’t drink a lot. Overall, lovely mixture of american and english style barley wines.
bytemesis (3170) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2011. Pours clear ruby chestnut with a medium tan creamy head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich malty, chocolate, toffee, raisin, date. Medium sweet, malty, biscuit, just a bit of bitterness. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. ABV very well masked. Nice beer, but not all that complex.
S_Side_Smitty (461) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Pours cloudy brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is malts, malts, malts with a little carob thrown in. Taste is a little carob, milk chocolate, and roasted malts. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced in the finish. Nice.
BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper light tan head. Lots of toffee and molasses aroma. Toffee with molasses then switches to brown sugar in the end. Citrus hops fighting their way through. Medium body and carbonation.
jkwalking05 (3760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy deep amber with little to no head. Aroma is of honey, molasses, raisin bread, toffee, prune, and caramel, and light banana. Taste is of toffee, raisin, prune, molasses. Lots of hop junk and yeast in the bottle (like 1/6 of the bottle is crud), but it is a good beer.
travita (3964) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is very very filled with sediment, hops, yeast. The look is murky and some type of orange brown color. The smell is pine, yeast, alcohol, fruits, grassy, pineapple, and nice. The taste is pineapple, fruits, pine, apples, hops, and good.
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a cloudy, blood orange hue with little to no head.
S- Sweet caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar with a nice hoppy afterthought.
T- Dark fruits, fig, caramel and a wave of piney hops that sweep across the tongue.
M- Thick with low carbonation.
D- Although carbonation was a little low for my liking this is an amazing beer. Extremely tasty.
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share in 2013. Pour is deep ruby with no head. Aroma is of pineapple juice, toffee, caramel, and candi sugar. Flavor is similar with the hops coming out more - citrus, floral, honey, dark caramel. Finish is hoppy and boozy.
Gerbeer (1788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. 2013 vintage.
Pours a dark brown with light head.
Aromas of candy, dark fruit,and roasted malts.
Flavours are same; smooth, malty, and sweet. Really well balanced.
Also had the 2004 in a 12 oz bottle
Poured a dark garnet red brown.
Aromas of brown sugar, raisins, dark caramel, and roasted malts.
Flavors are rich and similar. Incredible.