eachnotesecure (43) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at a tasting today. Pour looks like a barleywine, smells like a barleywine but it tastes like a barleywine with orange peel. Of course that is the nectarine flavors coming out. I didn’t think I’d care for a b-wine with nectarines but this is pretty great.
alexsdad06 (3041) - Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a small off white head. The aroma has sweet caramel, brown sugar, plum, grapes, citrus and barrel notes. The flavor is more sweet caramel, brown sugar, fruity, raisins, plums, citrus, boozy, barrel with a light Brett influence.
Godofthecellar (275) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color with off shite head, smell of fresh plum, grapes and brett. Taste was a nice blend of barrel, wood, dark stone fruit and very mild brett., smooth on the palate and not overly boozy for the abv
Marheb (1167) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Jus de carambole, bonbon à la tire, extraodinairement différente d’une gorgée à l’autre...malheureusement ça s’arrête à trois.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet sticky malt on the nose. Big and sweet, toasty with some plums and malt. Sweet and malty, touches of oxidization. Big and warm on the finish.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Cloudy burnt-caramel ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet is a malty and fruity intermingling of caramel, praline, brown sugar, fruitcake and restrained brett-like yeastiness. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is fruity and well-bittered with a bold caramel underpinning. Caramely, bready, mildly tangy finish. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!
nimbleprop (2998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at EBF. Pours a translucent cherry red with some white head. Nose is boozy, fruit, bubblegum. Flavor is sweet, candy, cherry, raspberry. Medium, sweet finish. So-so.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky raisin brown
Caramel and figs.
Very vinous, boozy, raisins and pelted rye. Very moldy grapes hint of pears and über strong
jbeatty (504) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Alen. 02/25/2012. Pours chestnut brown, small beige head fades to an interesting pattern on the surface, thin lines of lacing around the glass. Aroma begins very fruit forward- peaches, pulpy nectarines, grape and cognac notes from the barrel with a boozy kick, dyring out a bit with brett notes leading to vanilla, thick caramel malts, hint of roast, noticeable citrus hops to compliment. Taste is nectarines and other juicy light fruit with brown sugar, a touch tangy, sweet dark malts, big cognac character, some bitterness and alcohol heat to balance, more cognac aftertaste. Thick palate yet avoids being too heavy. Wow, pretty good.
jstraw (1653) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel brown with modest, creamy tan head (barrel-aged) / Stylish, rich, winey nose of fresh caramel, toffee, cognac barrel, and cinnamon stick / Medium to full body, creamy and chewy, sweet, hot, with otherwise good balance and bitter finish lurking underneath / Smooth, complex flavors of fresh caramel, brown sugar, nectarine, fig, pine, chocolate, cinnamon, and cognac barrel / Another great big ale from LA.