daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber from total wine. YUM! Hazy brownish color with a light tan head. Aroma is full of great fruit, malt, caramel, honey...the aroma goes on and on. Flavor is full of fruit, caramel, and some hops are very finely woven in this beer. I really enjoyed this. One of my favorite LH’s to date.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Such an amazing treat, real malty with a complex sweetness that is balance out by just the right amount of fruity/evergreen hops. Right mood, right mindset, right beer no doubt about it. Dark amber color with a lasting tan head and leggy lacing. Fresh malty aroma with a good sweetness and complimenting hop nose. Biscuits, fruits, and pine o’ plenty. Full bodied, smooth and exceptionally drinkable for such a strong ale. Wonderful sipping treat to kick back with. Flavor mirrors the robust aroma only it’s turned up a notch. Sweet rolls, oranges, nuts, caramel, and very floral.
mcb (36) - - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as aggressive as Stone Arrogant Bastard, but hey Left Hand isn’t claiming to be so "arrogant" with this brew. Great balance and a good brew to have with a fireside chat!
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice nose.Very little head. Heavy on the malt- in fact, a salp in the face right off the top followed by a left hand of hops. Alcohol is very well hidden
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(06.05.06) One pint, 9.36 oz green bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 9% ABV. Poured hazy brown with small off-white head. Soft carbonation. Clean hoppy aroma. Medium-to-full bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and caramel/hoppy flavors. Some mouth sharpness. Hop bitterness starts in the middle. Finished with lingering hop bitterness. A rich, hoppy, and flavorful beer.
fiulijn (13070) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 2010-08-08, corked bottle, vintage 2008, 2 years old, 9.1% ABV, 7-5-8-4-16=40
After some shaking, it pours a hazy dark amber color, with a small, creamy, persistent head. Mild aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, fudge. Good malt flavor, rich, with medium sweetness level, caramel, vanilla oak; correct bitterness level, not realy evident; the alcohol is warming. Good malty brew, as Barley Wine it could stand a few more years.
2007-07-03, corked bottle, 9% ABV, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Cloudy amber color; huge creamy head; nice lace. Hop aroma, but also malty and a bit cheesy. Very malty brew, and a lot of caramel; only then the bitterness comes in, strong, but not enough aromatic, resiny nor fruity.
MiP (12873) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 9.1%. Good coconut flavour. Quite a lot of alcohol aftertaste, which is good.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange with a fluffy off white head. Caramel, toffee, and citrus aroma. Nice creamy palate. Buttery taste of caramel and strong vanilla and citrus bitterness with a smooth finish and lemon notes.
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was medium in body with creamy vanilla notes. It had some yeastiness to its nose as well as an odd bit of what I can only describe as coconut in the finish. It was an enjoyable to drink beer that had some nice buttery qualities. Certainly one I would be willing to enjoy again. Well balanced overall.
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a glass from the tap. Dark amber color with no head. Slightly sweet smelling and a strong finish.