radagast83 (6655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle at the March DC Tasting, provided by Travlr. Thanks Gene! Poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, light caramel malts. Roasted malts, light chocolate notes, light sweetness. Light oxidation?
GenDV138 (5079) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the DC March Tasting. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, toffee. Tastes of roast, caramel, toffee, chocolate, syrup. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (6745) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roast and some sweet caramel. Black pour with great head and lacing. Sweet finish with some tobacco notes. Bottle thanks to travlr.
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of SHIG, thank you sir! Crystal clear deep amber brown color, thin tan head. Aroma has roots, licorice, burnt toast. Taste is sweet burnt caramel. Nice.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark mahogany color ale with a large foamy head. Aroma of red wine notes with some caramelized malt and light sugary notes. Taste is also dominated by sugary notes with some vinous and red wine notes and some caramelized sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting but I would prefer less dominance from the red wine barrel.
pushkinwow (2472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle opened up at the Ottawa 2015 Holiday gathering. Dark mahogany with a huge foamy head that was fairly out of control at the start. Tannin, roasted bittersweet chocolate, walnuts, musty, warming booziness. High carbonation, pleasant body, somewhat sweet with a fair amount of fruit, more red wine but slightly mulled on the finish.
Lubiere (12265) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2015 A deep dark brown barley wine with a thin brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with coffee grind, musty character, licorice notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with with coffee grind, light sourness, dark fruits, plums, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a deep black with a medium to thin tan head. Red wine and wood on the nose, warm wood and sweet malt and caramel. Roast and cocoa. Long chocolate and malt, warming caramel and alcohol. Tasty enough. Still don’t like barleywines.
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker red with a beige head. Aroma was of.Belgian yeast, candy sugar, dark fruit and wine. Flavor was similar, more like a quad. Definitely nowhere near M.
AdamChandler (4189) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
split 4 ways. small fridge temp pour.
A - Prune juice murky reddish brown
S - Nose is whiskey, toffee, caramel corn and chocolate rice milk.
T - sharp doughy yeast and persimmon and figs with a stout roasty finish
M - creamy thick mouthfeel
O - Nice but not insanely pushing too many limits. still an interesting beer.