GTAEgeek (1771) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours brown, with almost no head. Bitter chocolate is dominant in the nose, with notes of maple syrup and vanilla. Very sweet flavor, with a light bitterness, and a slightly dank finish. Heavy body, sticky, thick, and grainy. Overall, this is a nice, sweet and malty beer.
pictoman (866) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Orangey brown with off-white head. Caramel malt, light stone fruit, mild hops. Full body.
ansalon (2455) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown with some reddish notes a low off white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, plums, raisins, toffee. Taste is quite sweet with prominent roasted notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
kryon (2293) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky rosehip with minimal head
Aromas of dried fruits, wood, cherries, loads of caramel, hints of salmiak
Taste has burned caramel, dried fruits, wooden, very malty , sweet fruits from hops
Medium to full body, low carbonation, medium sweet, low bitterness
bergstaden (2123) - RÝros, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you GT2 for the bottle - Hazy dark golden - Sweet malt aroma with some alcohol - Sweet malt body with some hints of dark fruts with some alcohol heat in the back - The malt and alcohol heat goes into the finish - This was good
valpoaj (706) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #700 (wonder how many beers Iíve actually tried, yet only rated 700)...pulled one out of the cellar for this moment - 2006 (yes) vintage - pours a beautiful deep garnet with no head and near-zero carbonation. Aroma is candied fruit, booze, caramelized malt, more alcohol, raisin, brown sugars - complex and pleasant, though quite boozy! Flavor is nice as well - dark fruit at the forefront turns into a mix of brown sugar, alcohol, and red wine. Sweet throughout, Iím a bit surprised that 10 years hasnít toned down the alcohol just a bit. Oily and slick on the palate - the lack of carbonation isnít a detractor. No hints of oxidization thankfully. Enjoyable - now I need to have it fresh - guess Iíll have to head to Portland in 2016!
andrewje41 (2409) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brouwers, as part of the leftover Hard Liver festival. 2014 vintage I canít believe that Iím in year 3 of rating, and this is my first experience of this beer. Dark amber pour with a foam ring head. Boozy caramel aroma. Flavor is boozy, bready, raisin, slight bran. Lingering booze, but hardly effects the drinkability. Solid barleywine.
commonshawn (923) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. 12oz tulip. Cloudy caramel color with thick white head and excellent lacing. Alcohol and sweet nose. Sugar and tart, long lasting punch. Prune and dark fruit. Some funk. Plenty of alcohol. Medium body. Intense and delicious. Glad I dug my claws into this one.
Abijen (2353) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oranje koper bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, tropisch fruit, pruimen, misschien peer. Smaakt heftig pruimen (denk ik) , rood fruit.
solidfunk (6791) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some thick caramelized malt and slight citrus. Pours hazy brown with ok head. Some tang and sweetness. Bottle shared at tasting.
poisoneddwarf (2185) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. 2015 vintage. Aroma is toffee, caramel, molasses, woody, lots of fruity esters--dark fruits, raspberry, lemon, raisin--woodsy hops, earth, alcohol, funk. Headless pour and a murky brown-orange hue with quite a bit of sediment floating around. Taste is bittersweet, savory, sherry-like, licorice, along with most of those aroma deScriptors. Carbonation is very low, texture is bordering on syrupy. Complex and soul-warming wintertime brew.