Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle – 2010 vintage courtesy of Alexsdad06 – thank s Brad! Pretty sure I have a rating in my backlog courtesy of BOLTZ7555 – so thanks J as well! Pours a murky caramel brown with a thin off-white head. The nose is tobacco, caramel, molasses, vanilla and bourbon. The taste is dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, wood and bourbon. Medium bodied. Very tasty beer.
zvikar (2800) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. 2013 bottle. 14%. Pours clear brown with a medium head, aroma is outstanding with Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, werthers original, flavor of toffee, bourbon, vanilla chocolate and plums, full bodied, amazing.
Ataraxia (300) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhat translucent amber brown, light beige lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel, pear, charred oak, apple, raisin, vanilla, and butterscotch. Sugary sweetness with a little dried fruit tannic character. Smooth, fairly viscous, and full-bodied. Bourbon booziness in the lingering finish.
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At 2014 MBG Winterset. Deep hazy brown. Dried fruit, sugar, caramel and booze. Smooth and tasty.
Xilgrin (6) - - APR 3, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma and quite rightly so! 2010 vintage, with singing flavours. Drink with a glass of water as this is serious. Look at the legs running down the side of the glass as it’s so strong
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to spdyfire83. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, malt, biscuit, raisins. Flavour is heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Alcohol warmth in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks!
No head. No carbonation. Hazy amber pour. Alcohol burn but well hidden alcohol. Very smooth. Lovely
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is murky brown with no head. Big caramel, figs, raisins, dates, prunes, nutty, bready, and brown sugar aroma. Taste is slightly oxidized, leathery, tangy, ripe figs, caramel, soy sauce, light vanilla, and candi sugar. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really easy-drinking barleywine and hard to believe it is 15%+. Nice stuff.
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Stephens House with Stephen, Aaron, and Dave. Pours dark murky bronze. Aroma is huge pungent awesome caramel fig raison, old malt. Taste is rounded caramel malt, nice old musky notes, burnt sugars.
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, clear very dark brown colour, suprising aroma of fresh berries and plums with dark bread,werther’s original candy, strong werthers flavour and dried fruits flavour with some alcohol showing through but not feeling to heavy. Nice but not too great.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! 2013 bottle. 14%. Clear dark amber-brown with a tan head. Wonderful aroma of malt, cookies, bourbon, vanilla and some chocolate. Sweet flavor, malty, cookie-ish, with caramel, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, wood and some bourbon. Lovely rounded full body. Really great stuff!