JBPortland (894) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle pours completely flat, no head or bubbles, hazy semi clear toasted orange. Nose is sweet malty caramel, yeasty fruit, raisin, maple. Taste is maple syrup, yeasty fruit, bready caramel, sweet, boozy. Syrupy slimy mouthfeel. Finish is boozy maple, dough, caramel, apple, overly sweet. Not very good. Maybe this was a bad batch (92)? This bottle was harsh.
Bule (834) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy pale brown color with some yeast flocculates. Very sweet with some fruitiness and some pepper. This bottle was a little on the flat side.
Gerbeer (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a gold amber with light head.
Aromas of fruit candy.
Flavours of candy and sharp rye, with some alcohol in the end.
Also had Fred Batch 34 2000 from a 12 oz bottle.
Poured a garnet red brown with little head.
Aromas of toffee and toasted malt.
Flavours of red liquorice, and candy sugar. Still somewhat sweet. Very different from the current vintage. Excellent.
Salmoniform (955) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Batch 90 poured from bottle to snifter. Golden hue with pillowy white head that lingers. Aroma is huge malt, toffee, sugar, vanilla, citrus, honey, graham cracker. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a full body and great carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout but not cloying with a nice slight bitterness in the following and CO2 & ethanol rounding out the finish. Overall this is a really nice brew! It is very fruity from the hops when fresh. I can see it aging very well with the malt backbone.
Batch 93 poured from bottle to glass. Golden hue with no head and yeast particles in suspension. Aroma is malt, honey, sugar, ethanol. Mouthfeel is decent with a full body but no carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slight bitter following and ethanol finish. Overall this is a decent batch considering that it’s still.
SSSteve (3808) - - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled 12/09. thanks wes. slightly hazy light copper with a small white head. raw comb honey, pineapple, some caramel aroma. flavor of black licorice, burnt sugar, honey, anise. still warming. full bodied and quite sweet. fresh would be interesting as well.
andyhwcinc (1493) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Wally’s in Los Angeles, CA; enjoyed while watching True Detective after a long day of venturing. Appearance is a bright cloudy gold with a large bubbly white head. Aroma is pretty light, with interesting floral notes. Taste is unique, large tropical fruit profile with sweet syrupy malt notes. It’s 10% ABV and masks it pretty well. Good stuff.
cards04 (1828) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an awesome barley wine. pours a dirty sediment ridden marmalade color with a ton of soft foamy white head. The aromas coming off this are dizzying. Massive caramel at first, then sweet over ripe citrus. A bit of mango and papaya as well. Flavors are sweet and malty.. Vanilla, grand marnier, citrus, caramel.. and all things good. Finishes warm and boozy. A first rate barley wine.
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer, but a little alcohol forward for the style. And I hardly ever think that...
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brown sugar and slight citrus aroma. Bitter but sugary balanced taste. Overall very good beer
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Tonkun (904) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at brewery. Golden pour with half a finger of white head. Grape, apple, sugar cane. Full body and sweet finish. Awesome