yespr (30684) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Pi bar. Pours dark brown and hazy with a small tan head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and dark caramelish malty. Solid roasted malty and thick caramelish flavoured. Nice bitterness lurking through. Thick caramelish finish mixed with a growing bitterness.
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of chocolate and hops. Sweetish malty spicy caramel and weak chocolate flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is mild medium malt-caramel, some orange. Taste is anise/caramel-medium malt, some orange hops bite. Syrupy mouth feel.
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky mahogany pour with an off-white head. The nose is somewhat oxidized and prune-like. Dark fruit sweetness, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted malt. Some sherry and alcohol on the finish. There’s plenty of caramel and brown sugar sweetness, some oxidation, sherry, and dark fruit. Some alcohol flavor and heat on the finish.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Magnolia poured a nearly opaque dark brown with a lasting amber headf. Aromas of carmel, dark fruiut and biscuit. Palate was medium b odied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, bitter chocolate and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours murky dark amber with tan head. The aroma is mild with smooth dark fruity esters mixing with a subtle sweet maltiness that’s a bit musty. The taste is smooth dark fruitiness, some black strap molasses, old musty sweet malts and a dash of caramel here and there. It tends to get a tad bright now and then. More cellar time and this will be fantastic.
bb (6723) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mahogony/bronze beer with a nice beige head. Caramel, malty, earthy aroma. Sweet caramel malt with backing earthiness. Lingering earthy malt. Fuller bodied.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet molasses aroma and taste with smooth caramel notes and a creamy palate.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. Small head. Aroma is malty, sweet and fruity. A medium bodied barleywine. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are spicy. Nicely balanced. Very smooth taste. Touches of orange and vanilla. Nice beer, but the salty finish kind of ruins everything else. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and salty.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Magnolia for 2008 SBM. Poured a deep hazed golden brown color with a beige head. The aroma is thick with notes of raisin pulp (is that what you call the middle of them?). It smelled like a box of Sun Maid. The flavor was of raisins and sweet malt. Medium bodied.