maltman53 (429) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Brewery. Pours cloudy mahogany color. Huge, rich, intense coffee, toffee maltiness aroma, with fruity esters and alcohol aromatics, full-bodied and chewy on the palate. Sweet, caramel malt through out. Overall, a nice American Barley wine.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 18/09/2010
Big sherry aroma. Bronze amber coloured and very strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a bitter hoppy nutty and pine flavoured malt finish.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy amber-brown. Looks like it would have some head if it was in a better glass. Rich fruity-malty aroma is prototypical BW. Sweet, alcoholic start. The malts have lots of caramel/crystal character, but without much nuance and the hops have become dull and oxidized. (I’m not sure the year on this but it seems like last year’s, especially since this year’s is not out at the brewpub or tap room yet). It’s a burly strong beer as it should be but it doesn’t have much style. I’d like a fresher one, with better hop character and less oxidation.