dhasmonek (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong with high alcohol content. Nice carmel color. Malty flavor, but somewhat plain and unimpressive.
brnandersen (2021) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Hazy, amber colour with a golden tint. Lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, fruits, overripe fruits. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry with fruits and rich caramel malts. Nice BW.
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Ripe fruits, sweetness, herbs, spice, light alcohol. Flavour. Ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel, herbs, spice, alcoyol medium to ful lbodied. ends herbal bitter and sweet.
Desverger (2373) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from Bottle - amber pour with small white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, fudge, lovely smooth mouthfeel, very good.
CloakedDagger (724) - - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a cloudy, opaque amber with a yellowish head. Thick and rich aroma of caramel malts and citrusy hops - very American. Rich and solid body, very caramellish but everything is kept wonderfully in balance by the great aroma hops. Some late, warming alcohol. Love it! 081114
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Bready Malts, Caramel Malts
Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Bready Malts, Semi Boozy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy
tectactoe (2289) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Thanks, Ed. Labeled as Marty Stouffer’s Wild America. Muddy, opaque copper with no head... Barely even a dingy, gray ring. Aroma of light caramel & some cardboard-y oxidation. Faint anise, prune, & other dark fruit. Kind of stale. The taste (unfortunately) shows even more oxidation... Stale paper & cardboard overcast what’s underneath. Dried, dark fruits, prunes, caramel drizzle, with a back-end hint of earthy bitterness. May have been good fresh, but the oxygen got to this one, sadly.
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of OHLRangers
Bottle: The aroma consists caramel, toffee, aged citrus hops, and light oxidation. It pours a dark hazy amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with caramel, light toffee, and a hint of fruit. The finish has some light citrus hops and a touch of oxidation. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
jmagnus87 (2707) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the third annual hardened liver barleywine fest. From notes. Spicy rye and loads of citrus and tropical fruit. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering fruity caramel finish.
dinkle50 (1016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red, cloudy pour. Thin head. Medium bodied mouth. Taste has a little toffee, grain & some butterfinger candybar. Aroma is pretty boozy. As this warms up there is an umami here, almost salty. Alcohol is well hidden despite the aroma.