illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz boxset tasting. Fermented orange soda? Sherry notes, toffee malts. Weird.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour a cloudy amber color with a tan head. Aroma has plenty of hard candy with the taste coming through as sweet with flowery notes. Thin bodied and pretty hot. A little harsh
brystmar (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The only true barleywine of the set. Orange zest, booze, tons of malt, disappointing overall. Meh.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in a Lost Abbey teku glass. Nose is faint sour cherry with hefty malt sweetness in the background. Caramel and a bit of booze and oak. Mild fruit and touch of cognac
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Cloudy, dark caramel pour with a small, fleeting, off-white head. The bouquet offers gobs of caramel, heaps of brown sugar and loads of fruity, vinous Cognac barrel. Full-bodied, thick and velvety with tickling carbonation. The flavor boasts gooey caramel, vinous port and earthy oak. Finishes bittersweet and surprisingly dry. World class effort!
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy dfroms, thanks! Pour is copper, no head. Aroma is cherry kool-aid, cognac, molasses, light medicinal notes. Taste is sweet, more cherry kool-aid, strawberry, molasses. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish. Pretty good.
Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours with an amber-ish mahogany colored body that supports a micro thin white colored head of small bubbles. The aroma offers up a mix of apples, sweet malts and sugary molasses. The taste is full of sweet notes of apples, plums and molasses. Midway I get some chocolate notes and booziness joining in and taking this into the finish. This is a bit boozy but pretty darn tasty. Dig it!
GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL thanks to dfroms! Pours murky deep mahagony, weak head. Nose is fumey alcohol, cognac, vanilla, super thick caramel and toffee, strawberry milkshake. Taste is easy to drink, strawberry, orange milk chocolate, spiced apple, calvados, wooden spice. Mild pepper heat. Really nice. I hate how these track beers are actually good.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rate Beer android app, tastes smooth and intense kill count 13. tastes like hair of the dog. Grab the second bottle on this.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brownish pour. Orange, oak, cognac, brown sugar, light hop flavors are in the background. Good.