JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into red wine glass. I myself have had this bottle for 4-5 months, not sure how long it sat on the shelf before that.
Pours a nice reddish-copper, fairly clear, with a thin, soapy layer of bubbles and a smattering of lace.
Nose is toasty, rich with notes of caramel and toffee, even cocoa, a dark fruitiness, and a light but sharp piney hop note. Very enticing.
Flavor is again loaded down with rich notes of caramel and toffee, lightly toasty, a bit of cocoa, dark fruits and light citrus, with a rich, piney hop note overlaying the malt body. Hop bitterness is biggest towards the middle of the palate, and on the long, lightly bitter finish, which carries with it echoes of the big malt sweetness, alongside a bit of alcohol warmth and a bit of prickly hops as well.
Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, full bodied and maybe a bit syrupy. Quite drinkable, though - the alcohol is tucked away enough to not be a hindrance, while still allowing a bit of spicy warmth to poke through.
Had this one with some stilton and fig-cinnamon chutney on sourdough. Delicious once it warmed up.
djd07 (7196) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with small off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and booze. Medium mouth, caramel, candy sugar, bready malt, boozy finish, decent.
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Moylans. Almost clear copper liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, raisins, dried fruit and light toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, raisins and dried fruit. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at source. Nose is malty weren’t with a bit of peppery hops. Very clear deep red pour with orange highlights. Taste is all malt sugar initially without caramel sweetness. A touch of peppery alcohol in the finish. Warming. Good.
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with thin foamy head. Aroma is malty, boozy, toasty. Taste is toasty, rich malty, way too bitter, american barleywine, hoppy finish. Palate is full bodied.
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber pour. Prickly dried fruit aroma. Flavor is dry and tart some smoke and leather, berries.good.
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at cara B. Copper colour with small white head. Caramel, hoppy and fruity aroma. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, fruity, resinous, bitter taste. Medium to full body.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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Gluepot (296) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some floral hops with tastes of caramel, orange marmalade and malt, which should be a good thing. Rather thin and disappointing nevertheless.
beer-yum (1042) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vinous aroma in a cloudy light brown pour. Taste is surprisingly light to start but builds in subtlety and complexity from there. While this is not one of my favoured styles I reckon this is a nice example of it.
felip989 (148) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cooper with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, bread, citric fruits, plums, hazelnut. Taste is strong chocolate, cocoa and caramel, some coffee, herbal botterness, mint, dried fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Warming mouthfeel.