Bule (423) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit if head. Full malty flavor and a good amount of hops. Noticeable alcohol.
Aarond (110) - Westlake, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, booze, and herbal hops. Appearance is brown with a off white head. Good lacing. Taste is caramel, chocolate, some spice, and some warmth. Medium body, light carbonation. Overall pretty good.
beertholomeus (363) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber brown color with an off white head. Malt, plum, chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweet with roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, plum and raisin flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Roasted malt and chocolate finish.
Fatehunter (962) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger of light tan head on a clear, but dark brown body.
The aroma is rich with spice, a dank grain smell, barnyard, molasses and chocolate.
The taste is caramel sweet, mild bitter in the middle, long finish with molasses.
The texture is soft with low carbonation.
Quite drinkable, well balanced and complex.
akoeninger (266) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Foam tan head, red brown color. Strong malty, bourbon aroma and taste. Definitely a winter warmer. Some deep fruity flavors, not bad.
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BeerFunGuy (405) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This richly copper colored ale has a pleasing sweet aroma. It has a very rich roasted malt flavor. Very well done.
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DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 1 oz bottle at least 6 years old. I’ll rate with knowledge of recent batches also.
Pours a deep brown.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee.
Modest carbonation and significant mouthfeel.
Flavors of caramel, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, toffee, biscuits, malt balls. Overall rich and bold and chocolate malt oriented. This particular bottle has much less oxidation than other big American beers of this vintage.
MikeJslc (628) - USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, a little leather. Flavor is malty-sweet with a little toast and nutty notes, some raisins, again a little earthy leather. Warming.
PhillyCraft (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in 2010 from Canals West Deptford. Poured a red-brown with medium sized off white head, alight lacing. Aromas of nuts, caramel, sugar, light hops, and creamy malts. Taste was very similar. Medium in body. Finshed a little weird/sweet for me, maybe too barleywine like. Glad I tried it thanks for sharing John.
superspak (1892) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/14/2011. Pours lightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, raisin, prune, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, and light earthy spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity; very unique. Taste of caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, chocolate, raisin, prune, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, and light earthy spiciness. Slight herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, chocolate, raisin, prune, biscuit, nuttiness, and light earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic robustness, balance, and complexity if flavors; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent strong ale! Great robustness and malt complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Highly enjoyable stuff, and it definitely ages great!