libertine (278) - 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 (7011) - 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 (3329) - 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 (441) - 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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mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden dark amber with thin head. Aroma pulls in hot alcohol . Taste is caramel and toffee and alcohol
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at a friends house. From notes. Loads of caramel, toffee, oak and citrus.
Pailhead (5430) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate fruit, lighter smoke, caramel, brown sugar, and light oak. It pours a mostly transparent fiery amber with a decent amount of suspended sediment. It has a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a soapy film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with starts with moderate caramel, brown sugar, and fruit. The finish has light-moderate smoke, grapefruit/citrus hops, and light oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s not bad in a small dose, but a full bomber quickly wore on me. Calling it a smoked Barley Wine would probably be more appropriate.
Ron (2905) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark honey brown with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of sweet grains with a hint of smoke and a backing oaky note. Flavor starts full of sweet grains and caramel with some backing oak and a hint of smoke.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Draught at a recent Left Hand tap takeover. Unsure of the vintage of this beer, as it was not listed. Pours a deep garnet color with a large cap of beige foam on top. Sweet caramel, oak wood and dusty hop aroma. Light alcohol in the nose. Moderate levels of bitterness. Taste includes sweet molasses, brown sugar, honey and dough. Faint dark fruits. Sweet and borderline cloying finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Just OK.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 vintage. 650 ml bottle poured into snifter. Beautiful clear orange with a smidgeon of silky off-white head. Very little head retention or lacing and very light carbonation. Earthy aromas of caramel, grass, corn, dried apricot and alcohol. Flavor is sweet cereal up front transitioning into the woody and smoke characteristics with a lingering bitter finish and some alcohol warmth. This was solid, but nothing about it really grabbed me. In all fairness, I could’ve let it age.