slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this one was originally a little harsh for me (’05). Had some of the same qualities as Bigfoot (good) and Arrogant Bastard (which I also find to be a little harsh), though. deep and complex, but I’ll most likely spend my money elsewhere, especially for the price. 3/11 - after a couple years, gave it another shot. better. i saw someone described it as a Hardys meets Bigfoot. Not as sweet as hardys or as bitter as bigfoot, but definitely a little of both. it grew on me with each sip. fruity. alcohol still a tad too prevelant, but the warmth at the swallow cancels out the overcarbonation. well done. still not a 99th percentile beer (100th on rb) in my mind, but quite good. originally a 3.8 or so...batch 80 4.3...average 4.1
Hllywoodgq (1) - Chatsworth, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fred is a very sweet beer with high alcohol content. Aroma notes include cereal, citrus, and sweet corn. Appearance is golden in color, liquid is clear, and the head is white foam and medium frothy. Taste is medium to heavy sweetness with no bitterness. Body is medium with a creamy texture on the tongue. Average level of carbonation and a short, sugary finish. Overall, this beer is much too sweet for my taste and I would not buy it again.
alliance100 (941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - pours a hazy yellow , thick fluffy head . Aromatic hop aroma . Taste is slightly sweet but has a nice piney hop note . Finishes a little boozy but otherwise delicious .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AWISLguy (1660) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
STEVE!! Thanks! A couple of bottles from the source, cellar aged 14 months and split with ck1 & Jan. Lighter than expected pour. Very fruity, barleywine-ish, caramel/butterscotch-y. Similar to Bourbon Fred but not as super sweet. 14.2
Yorker (1479) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy dark amber with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, alcohol, dried fruit, orange rind, and hops - with a bitter and alcoholic finish.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour with thick rich head and big malty rye aroma. The flavor was so big and rich, yah needed a fork and knife to cut through it. Absolutly big wonderful beer for the tastebuds. Great hop usage to balance it out. Great finish with added warmth to put this over top.
stevoj (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You’ll know what you’re getting into at first whiff. Malts and alcohol greet you, a murky copper color with just a ring of head around the glass. Some caramel/ toffee sweetness mellows the whole thing. Alcohol burn and warmth all the way down.
crajun (1055) - , Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good brew; didn’t seem like a barley wine to me. raisins and yeast in aroma and taste... ok, but I don’t see the fuss..
piscator34 (2088) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Clear amber in colour with medium carbonation and virtually no head. Aromas are of dried apricot, toffee, booze, licorice, and earth. A bit of sherry on the palate, along with white pepper, and spicy grain. This bottle had a few years on it, but was still a bit hot. OK.
SupperHopped (18) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty boozy and sweet aroma. Taste was a bit different for me. Almost to dry. Mouthfeel wasn't exactly for me.