Turboninja (346) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home, from Constantino’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium sweet bit tangy aroma of berries and hint of alcohol. Brown/orange color with minimal white head and clear liquid. Strong sweet taste of berries and brown sugar, a hint of malts. Medium balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long dry hoppy aftertaste with sweet malts and hint of berries. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, simple and too light mouth feel.
downender (7373) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown in colour, with a decent, beige head and plenty of carbonation. Brown sugar sweetness, some red berries, a hint of nuttiness, hoppy kick and very booz finish. Good, but not a beer I would rush to drink again.
Archduke (5) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a translucent dark Amber with a finger of off white khaki head. Huge lacing left on the glass throughout.
Aroma: Carmel, brown sugar, malt, dark fruit, grapefruit, pine.
Taste: spice malt and brown sugar quickly followed by pine and citrus on the back end. For an almost 10% beer you can hardly taste the alcohol. However, as it warms the alcohol as well as the spice and pine has more of a bite and balances out the brown sugar nicely.
snoot8726 (68) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Caramel color with a big white head. Caramel, nuts, hops, and "brown shugga" on the nose. Taste is hoppy caramel with light roasted malts. Epic lacing on the glass. Fantastic brew.
JohnGalt1 (1213) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good 2" head that leaves rings of lace atop a very clear cherry wood color brew.
Aroma is waay hoppier than I remember last years Brown Shugga.. piney hops are at the front and leave little room for much else.. but there is a big background of caramel malts ... this really reminds me of a PNW barleywine.
Flavor is an American barleywine.. Deep bitterness and solid caramel/toasted malt backbone with a nice pine hop flavor that melds well with fruity (fresh black cherry) yeasty flavors. Fairly thick body is expected with a nice prickly/yet creamy carbonation... long lingering hop and lite toffee finish.
tsd08460 (506) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus
Appearance: light amber, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
cwill (45) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber appearance with a thin head that dissipates quickly, medium lacing. Nose is a mix of piney, grapefruity hops with brown sugar honeyed malts. Taste is sweet and citrus and pine up front, followed by notes of brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Mouth feel is smooth and resiney. Overall, this is superb, complex beer that gives you a sweetness of malt and brown sugar with the bite of an IPA
vulcanmeister (224) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Aroma is brown sugar, pine hops, and a bit of dough. Appearance is dark amber with a nice lasting cream color head. Taste is lots of dark sugar, powerful bitter pine and citrus hops. Palate creamy and rich with low carbonation. A lingering bitter sweet finish. Alcoholic warmth throughout. A good sipping beer for a cold winter day. I’m not a fan of high IBUs but this is a nice blend of sweet and bitter with the cozy overall punch of alcohol. Cheers.
OnTheTrail (224) - Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pretty copper, tan head. Aroma is citrus, flowers, a touch of honey. Taste is sweet but balanced with dank hops. Maybe more caramel as it warms. My first barleywine.
SlimHabib (391) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Clear dark copper with a large tan soapy head. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel. Thick creamy body. Nice sweet taste with a little salty finish.