Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark mostly unclear amber with a beautiful creamy beige head. Aroma brings some sharp licorice malt notes. Flavor is similar bringing big hoppy and lightly hopped booze notes on a spicy ending!
Berard (524) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep burgundy red-brown with a thin white head that dissipates to the rim. Boozy caramel and oak aroma. Flavors of caramel and burnt sugar. Hot and a bit thin.
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anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Dusty muffled nose hiding strong flavours that appear later in the mouth. Nutty and bold, smoothly carbonized, full-bodied. Very good, if it weren’t for the odd nose.
GTAEgeek (1665) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from a trade with Treebute. Dark, ruby brown, with a medium, bubbly, tan head. Nose is maple syrup, walnuts, resin, burnt caramel, and a bit of rye. Sweet and malty up front, with a long, bitter aftertaste. Medium to heavy body, syrupy, and a bit thin. This is an aromatic and complex beer, but the unpleasant aftertaste keeps it from excellence.
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a foamy tan head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, chocolate and some raisins. The taste was of chocolate, caramel, raisins and a hint of toffee. Very nice.
mcberko (11204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle, pours a deep dark caramel brownish orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out brown sugar, bready malt and some toffee. Flavour is exactly the same, with bready malt, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. Not a whole lot of complexity but it’s cohesive and well-balanced. Decent.
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared @ tasting. Pours a clear dark mahogany beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma of dark chocolate, light coffee and toast & roast. Flavor is bittersweet, with hints of both coffee and chocolate. Very full, well balanced body going on here. Soft carbonation, sweet aftertaste and overall just good stuff.
kermis (8524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Mrhangover. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, light overripe dark fruit and booze. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (7453) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends courtesy of MrHangover.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A smooth barley wine
Ed5388 (2761) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from trade. Poured a caramel Amber looking color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma and taste of smoke, toffee/caramel, toasted grain, dark fruit, and booze.