sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear bright copper orange. Aroma of caramel malt, orange, apricot, and candy with some earthiness underneath. Sweet citrusy and minerally malt flavor with a a woody hop finish. No real "brown sugar" character I could detect. Slightly oily palate. Put together well, but in the end just another barleywine.
heemer77 (5288) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Maproom in Chicago. The body was very dark copper with a creamy white head on top. The aroma was sweet lemons along with some sweat socks. There was also a hint of toffee. The taste was pancakes with cinnamon spice. There was also some pear character. Dissapointing.
b33r (835) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Dark amber color with large off-white head that diminishes quickly and leaves a nice thick lacing. Aroma has sweet syruppy hops. Flavor has great sweet candy malts, bitter fruity hops. Very good!
4/1/2007: (6)(4)(7)(4)(1 transparent dark orange/amber color with big frothy cream head, bubbles slowly floating to the top, and decent lacing. Aroma is very hoppy. Flavor is good, lots of hops with a little sweetness. Left my lips sticky.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to jasonmechi77: pours a misty brown orange with little tan head. aroma is full and very rich of dark fruits and sweet malts and some earthy hops. flavour is sweet and dark fruit like the nose some very nice hop bitterness to balance out some of the sweetness. quite sweet but seems to work with this BW and just enough alcohol feel.
mk70 (64) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full hop flavor, with a malty sweetness. Seemed a bit too sweet to me, and the 9.9% alcohol crept up quickly. The second time I tried it I appreciated it a bit more.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well this was interesting. Without knowing I would have thought this was an APA maybe. Aroma was good nicely malty light hoppiness. Poured a coppery color. Tasted kind of metallic hoppy rust with a hint of sugar. Palate was ok but a bit bitter and astringent. All the same it was okay. Thanks to TBC2 for the bottle.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly vinous aroma hides notes of fruit. A deep, deep brown and very inviting. A sweet flavor with hints of nuttiness and dried fruits. Full bodied.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Poured a hazy reddish-brown color. Head was thick and off white with good retention and lacing. Smells of plum, figs, alcohol, and dried cherry. Full bodied with modest sweetness. Tastes of dried fruits, alcohol, and toffee. There is also a brown sugary aftertaste.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown, medium head. All malt in the nose. Toffee, caramel, coffee. Very smooth and malty, just a touch of bitterness. A little sticky, sweet in the finish. Intoxicating...
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this brewer so far. Not as sweet as one would think based on the name and aroma. I was waiting for a molasses explosion, but it wasn’t there. Good amount of hops for a b wine. I like hops! ABV is nicley covered and not overpowering for a 10% er.