iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, sampled 30 JAN 2006 (release date Ė 05/05/05): mostly diminishing head that leaves a very thin, wispy taupe head. Sweet, brown sugar aroma with malted, cherry raisins, blueberries, and soft woody smoke. Slight wine grape flavour and sweetness hits the tip of the tongue. Extremely dark mahogany with deep ruby highlights. Velvety smooth texture with mushy berries rounding out the palate. As it warms, the alcohol deepens and a lactic bitterness ensues.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, chocolate), with notes of plum, vanilla, candy sugar, wood.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, soft carbonation.
Quite liked this one, though I didnít expect to (wow, no pungent aromatic hops? yay!). Definitely want to have this again, but looks like thatís gonna be tough to do.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Devil’s night at Mullman’s. Sampled originally on the front steps of the convention center in Denver with EDA. Never rated it though. First off- this is a great new style- belgian barleywine. It is pretty much unlike any other beer I have had, yet has all the great characteristics of a great american BW, impy stout, and belgian strong ale. Pours a very very dark brown almost black with amber highlihgts, and a thin creamy head. Aroms is lightly spicy, but dominated by lots of dark and caramel malts, with lots of oak, wood, and vanilla. Flavor is nutty, sweet, lots of chocolate, dark caramel, plums raisin, figs, and a bit of alcohol has it warms. Very smooth overall and a great long lasting finish.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark brown/chestnut color. light tan head. vinuous bourbon aroma. flavor is smoky sweet malt. carmelized candi sugar flavor too - brown sugar? sweet sherry in the finish. this is my kind of barley wine! big thanks to DarkElf for this crackiní brew!
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Devilís Night At Mullmanís. Big thanks to Mullman for sharing this gem. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is really something. Mild bourbon,
sweet malt, molasses, and oak. Flavor of dark fruits, caramel malt, bourbon with a strange, but good tart finish.
Very nice beer!
Pailhead (4414) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Excellent aroma. Lots of malt. Caramel, toffee, banana bread, and light bourbon. Pours a very dark brown with slight red hilights when held to the light. Insignificant off-white head. Lots of caramel, toffee, and maple syrup up front. Moderatge bourbon with hints of roasted malt, chocolate, and light bitterness in the finish. I donít get much burn as I would expect from such a big beer. Big mouthfeel. Thick and syrupy.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at Mullmanís Devilís Nite Bash. Wow is right! Smelled and looked like an Impy stout. Lots of body to this dark monster. Good head. Full of fizzy bubbles that helped to carry the complex flavors around the palate. Tons of Licorice in the after taste, very nice. There was some flowery-barley wine after taste, other wise, I would have called it a stout. Very nice, try nice! Thanks to Mullman!
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW!!!!!!!! Poursa deep brown hue with a small tan head. Aromas of raisins, prunes, oak,..... Alcohol isnít noticable in the flavor.....Chocolate overtones, dark fruit and a nice roastiness......Thank YOU DARK ELF!!!!!!!!
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma had a slight alcohol ester with dark fruit, plums, raisins, roast, malts, and a slight oakiness. The beer poured a deep brown color w/ red hues; almost no head and slight lacing. The flavor had apples, plums, raisins, dark fruit, and oak. The mouthfeel was creamy and well-rounded w/ a full bodied. This beer was absolutely fantastic.... Thanks Darkelf!
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First, a HUGE thanks to biz82 for sending this my way! Pours an opaque dark brown, about the color of a cola, with a thinned lazy tan head. The head fades out around the edge of the glass and becomes small bubbles. Aroma is VERY nice! Lots of raisins, molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar, bourbon, wood, light vanilla, and alcohol soaked fruits. Very much like Sam Adams Triple Bock. Oh. My. God. This is absolutely delicious! Lots of brown sugar, dark chocolate, raisins, molasses, bourbon soaked wood notes, rum soaked fruits, vanilla, and light tobacco notes. Indeed very port-like and sweet. Body is not quite as syrupy as expected. Thereís a mild carbonation feel to it. Some obvious alcohol warmth. Creamy at times as well. Very nice. Finishes with lots of raisins, light figs, bourbon and wood, molasses, vanilla, rum cake, chocolate brownies, and brown sugar. Very rich and very good! I wish I had an extra to age....