mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours murky brown with very little head around the edge of the glass. Aroma is predominantly toffee malt, a bit of toast and oak. Taste is toffee, bourbon, oak, a bit of resinous and spicy hops, finishing with a little bitterness and alcohol warmth.
JAYAR1 (5) - GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
SMELLS OF PRUNES, SOY SAUCE
NICE BITTER AFTER TASTE
SOMEWHAT " ALCOHOLY"
DRINKING ROOM TEMP.
LIKE THIS BETTER MUCH THAN GREEN FLASH
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @the brewery-pours a light tan ring for a head and murky brown color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, sweet medium malt. Taste is bourbon/wood, sweet medium malt-toffee/brown sugar, some hops bite. Good effervescence.
Brentv (658) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the Brick Store Pub cellared sampler. Dark chestnut pour. Plum and toffee and brown sugar candy. Sweet. Medium full mouthfeel. Nice barleywine.
MadRobin (2831) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at RDF near Gallery Place in Washington, DC.
Clear, copper, amber orange with pale, thin head and good lacing.
Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee, whiskey and vanilla.
Taste of bourbon, brown sugar, rich thick caramel, toffee and alcohol.
Very full body and light carbonation.
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Camons (10468) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours very dark reddish golden with a nice offwhite head, lots of small bubbles heading for the surface. Aroma of caramel, toffee, marcipan, citrusslike friut, orangepeel. Taste is sweet bready malt, caramel, lots of sweet dark friut like plums and raisins,fresh hops with flavors of grapefruit, orange. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Very nice fruity and hoppy BW, and for the price a sure try. Ill try and get hold of some more, and check the aging potential. 130311
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 version in 2010. Cloudy, dark orange pour with a scant, off-white head. Cotton candy start, medium body, no hops, chocolate middle and finish. Lightly carbonated. Has aged into sweetness, would be interesting to be able to compare this brew fresh to what it is like now.
BeerFanDan17 (1084) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice barley wine style ale. Dark brown sugar and pitted fruits warm the palate. Pours dark orange brown.
wxman (1748) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a full orange/tan head. Aroma is bread dough and hops. Sweet caramely malt flavor along with a little burnt sugar and lots of robust hoppiness. This is quite good, but I think I’d call it an imperial IPA.