Nephilium (1571) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a dark, dark red with a minimal head and strong lacing. The aroma smells almost like tea, with an underlying bitterness. The taste is a multilayered one, starting bitter, fading to sweet, and then leaving a bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor, a very enjoyable beer.
weihenweizen (2473) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear Amber with very little head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is rich caramel malt.
jsporrer (214) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish purple with a white head. Not much of an aroma. Texture and body is a little thin. Taste is of light chocolaty malts but not too sweet. It was enjoyable to drink but nothing special. Smooth with no harshness or bitterness but flavors aren’t strong enough to make this memorable. Better than some but just not good enough.
NeuroPliny (232) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany with tan head. Aroma is dark dried fruit, caramel, cherry, and roasted malt. Flavour is sweet dried fruit, subtle spices, caramel, and hops. Nothing wrong with this one. Light-moderate body.
jw0406 (975) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz pours a dark amber color with a nice off white head. Aromas of dark fruit, sweet roasted malt, caramel. Full bodied, very nice
Savage_Night (242) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 2014 release. Pours amber rad/chestnut with a small khaki head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: molasses, honey, malty, burned brown sugar, tamarind, caramel, cinnamon, allspice, herbs, chocolate, alcohol, bitter coffee oil, woody, bittersweet citrus, barnyard funk, rubber, leather, bubblegum, skunky and bitter herbal hops. TASTE: burned brown sugar, molasses, malty, honey, barnyard funk, raisin, ginger, bubblegum, leather, rubber, hop spice, tamarind, coffee oil bitterness, cinnamon, alcohol, woody, caramel, allspice, hens, stone fruit, oxidized and old citrus. AFTER TASTE: tamarind, molasses, malty, cinnamon and spice with a medium thick finish and spice/funk warmth. 2015 release. Pours amber rad/chestnut with a large off-white head. Head retention is great. AROMA: honey, malty, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, allspice, herbs, alcohol, woody, bittersweet citrus, rubber, leather, bubblegum, molasses and faint herbal hops. TASTE: honey, brown sugar, molasses, malty, earthy, raisin, ginger, bubblegum, leather, rubber, hop spice, cinnamon, alcohol, woody, caramel, allspice, herbs, dry stone fruit and spices. AFTER TASTE: molasses, malty, caramel and spice with a medium thick finish and slight spice warmth.
dresden (1234) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany and clear. Big dark fruit aroma. Raisins, caramel, vanilla. Nice beer, not crazy complex but easy drinking
Jethro6191 (501) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is fruity with moderate alcohol. The flavor has caramel, melon, peach, and cherry notes. The alcohol presence is evident. Medium body with medium-low carbonation. Very good strong ale with complex favors and nice warming alocohol sensation.
chinchill (3342) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle.
Clear mahogany body with a decent head.
A bit too sweet upfront, but I often think this about barleywines.
Moderate complexity with partially hidden ABV.
JanosX (47) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like prune juice... But don't let that bother you. It's supremely smooth & creamy. Flavours of chocolate, vanilla, toffee and alcohol. It's sweet smooth and very satisfying.
thorongil2 (1965) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) bright, reddish amber colour with a small, tan head; faint fruit aroma; thick palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish