poisoneddwarf (2244) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 On tap at the brewery. Cloudy orange pour with bone white foam and top to bottom sheeting lace. Taste is sweet and savory with fantastic flavors of toasted coconut, toffee, vanilla, licorice. Aroma is woody along with all other taste deScriptors. Finely carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. My first perfect beer after almost seven years on this site, holy cow. Regular Fred is one of my favorite beers of all time and barrel aging just raises up an already awesome beer to phenomenal in every respect.
TylerGreenDC (762) - - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Aroma of. Tight, thin lace. Flavors of apple cider, chewy caramel, a hint of toffee. Oak comes through at the finish, slightly high register, then a clean finish. No hint of booze. Just flavor.
SirLimpsalot (3566) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Hair of the dog 16-3-9: stor tydlig bourbonton med smak av russin och malt. Småtrevlig.
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Amber with a small head. On the sweet side with dried fruit, oak, bourbon and caramel. A pleasant one to sip.
tom10101 (5053) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12 oz). Vintage 2013. From cparles, thanks! Clear dark copper with a small beige head leaving little lacing. Aroma is wonderfully complex with molasses, oak, vanilla, toasted malts, tobacco, figs, dates, toffee, raisins, caramelized apples, chocolatey notes and mild to moderate spiciness. Taste is mellow and reasonably sweet with tobacco, vanilla, oak, raisins, toffee, caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, mild to moderate spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Liquorous mouthfeel. Fruity finish with a nice alcohol warmth. Wonderfully balanced and complex Barley Wine. I’m usually not fond of the style, but I had no problem at all drinking the whole bottle by myself. Amazing beer!
Davros (2716) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows oak, honey, vanilla, toffee, sherry and golden syrup.
Flavours include more golden syrup, soft booze, whisky-like characters, faint oxidised notes and soft grassy hops.
seehaferb23 (186) - - JAN 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cannery Row Beer Club just tried a very meaningful beer. This is a special treat. Cheers!
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Cybercat (4985) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy chestnut, not much head. Fruity aroma has a woody hint. Woody, fruity and malty flavor is very enjoyable. Texture has OK body but plenty of fizz. This Fred is fun!
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from the brewery smuggled into minnesota with commonmac . 2013 version . High sediment hazy Murky orange red with medium off white head. Very strong tart and sweet nose. Super aggressive aroma. Very sweet, syrup, bourbon, then yeast, alcohol, tart. Finish is well done and sticks with you. A ton of sugar. Delicious. Boozy but somehow in perfect balance. What I would want a barrel aged beer to taste like.
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle secretly acquired by Double T’s during a recent trip to Portland. 2013 Edition. Shared with commonshawn. Lots of sediment serving to make it very cloudy. A mahogany moving towards brown colored appearance with a little bit of off white, almost tan, head. Aroma has a hearty bourbon quality with an assertive sweetness. The taste is rich and deep with dark fruit (raisins, prunes) and a definite bourbon, peat characteristic. Alcohol warmth. Lots of sugars present as well...I’m almost getting a slightly toffee or chocolate undertone. Dessert beer is the perfect way to describe this one. I’m already looking forward to my next meeting with Fred. He’s a good dude.