slowrunner77 (1917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, fruity, solid malt profile. My only issue with napa smith has been they’re usually a little too slick and simple. This, while not a favorite barleywine, was rich and tasty and a bit more complex than I’m used to from them."
greenhorn1 (812) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Tap room. Very tasty and complex in nose and taste. Cherries, plums and candy sugar. Not sure how else to explain? A must try. ABV very well hidden.
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crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Extremely complex brew right here, pronounced hoppiness, deep vinous fruitiness, vanilla, oak, noticeable barrel presence, as well as some slgiht roast.
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a fruit and treacle aroma. There is a sweet grape and dark molasses flavor with a sticky finish.
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Napa Smith Brewpub, Napa, CA
Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, dried fruity and warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5745) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On radio at the brewery. Pours amber with an off white head. Atoms of malt, caramel, apples, alcohol and toasted grains. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, malt , fruitiness and red apples. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. A clear one, amber in color and with a dense off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of hops, very fruity, some caramel notes blending in. Full bodied and soft, not much warmth from the 10% ABV. Caramel maltyness and a nice bitterness in the flavor, sort of subtle actually. I think it lacks on bitterness all the way, but overall it’s a fine brew. 130807
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, toothpicks, booze, coffee notes, dark dried fruit, toffee.
hackobock (1367) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub 061713. Dark amber with a small white head. Aroma has sweet grapes, dried fruit, caramel, light roasted notes. Taste is sweet with a light bitterness and light alcohol. Easy drinkable for the alcohol strength.
shadey (1897) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. The description of this is really impressive. Perhaps I wasn’t able to give it a full appreciation, but I struck me as very underwhelming. The nose was big malt barelywine but nothing stood out. In fact, it seemed muddled. The flavors are a bit better and let me know that I’m drinking quality. There are no overpowering alcohol notes and it transitions smoothly over the tongue. But there are is also nothing that makes this stand out - and give the porter and grape additions, I was really hoping.