Garrold (2014) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, copper colour. Cream coloured, bubbly head, that turns filmy. Dried fruits. Cherry chocolates. Spicy hop. Hint of green hop. Taste is boozy sweet. Turns dry, and grassy bitter. Slick palate. Plenty of chew. Drinks way under the ABV. Finishes boozy sweet. Light dry. Long lasting, vine fruit bitter. Really enjoyed this.
chucklemation (626) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color with a light white foam head. Aroma is oak, caramel, and dark fruits. Flavor is heavier on the oak, with some caramel and hints of dark fruit. Body is a little thin. Overall this is pretty good, with the oak giving it lots of flavor and character.
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber / copper body with a small khaki head. Aromas of alcohol, malt, candied fruit. Sweet and boozy. Cotton candy, hard candies. A hint of bitterness in the finish. This is ok. A small sample is plenty.
nimbleprop (5329) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Clear orange with lacinh white head. Nose has heavy malt, heavy sugar, honey comb, some orange peel, mild soap. Flavor is sticky sweet, honey, malt, vanilla, caramel, hints of booze, marshmellow. Full, sticky, boozy finish.
stevoj (2485) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel aging smoothes out his beer, enhancing its drinkability, taste and aroma. Excellent all around, high ABV lurks around in the background without forcing itself upon you.
fletchfighters (1176) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange amber color. Bottle had a lot of sediment. Half finger of off white head that fell to a collar. Carbonation has held up quite well.
Nose is soft oak, brown sugar and dark fruits. Good nose for the age.
Taste is a bit thin. Some oak, brown sugar, caramel and fruit. Carbonation is perky for the age but it has thinned out a lot. For a 7 year old 9% beer it was quite tasty though
libertine (251) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
;pours amber, almost no head. aroma is oak, caramel resin and malt. flavor not as oaky as I thought it might be. resinous up front, with toffee and cherry. medium body with a bitter finish. okay but not overly impressive.
Ferris (6232) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Orange and oak with a caramel base. Clear copper with a thin white head. Orange, apricot, woody oak with light hoppy bitterness. Pretty decent, but a bit of bitterness in the finish.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange, some decent head, and a medium to thick body. Alcohol is hidden by the vanilla and dirt notes of the oak, some musty citrus and dark fruit.
Crispy34 (425) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is the sweet, malty barley wine smell. Some almost cherry as well. Appearance is a deep bronze with little to no head. Taste starts barley wine with a dry oak note. The aftertaste is very cherry. Overall, a very interesting beer. Would like to age one more, or see them do this beer in the oak barrels with actual cherry purée.
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