JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with some brown sugar, cherries and dark fruit. It is sweet, some aged subdued the flavor a little, but still pretty good.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours with a deep copper body with virtually no head at all. The aroma offers up brown sugar stewed sweet cherries and then raisins, dates and a bit of molasses. The taste is rich and sweet nectar like with sweet prune juice and ripe cherries as well as smooth sweet molasses. At times I seem to be getting a rich apple cider sensation. Pretty darn nice.
sherm1016 (1055) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, just shy of 10 years after its first rating. Not sure when I bought it, but it was from Discount Milwaukee. Pours a dark reddish brown color with no noticeable head to speak of. Aroma is sherry, dark fruit, fig, raisin, leather. A little heavy on the palate with pretty much no carbonation left. Flavor is sweet, malty, more raisin, plum, brown sugar, molasses, with a sweet, malty finish. Pretty neat to drink a 10 year old beer. Definitely past it’s prime and well oxidized, but there is some reminiscence of an Eisbock in there. Maybe I should have drank it before now, but then again, maybe not.
Drake (7942) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
HUGE thanks to CaptainCougar for sharing this. Pours a clear reddish color with nearly no head. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee and tea. The taste is toffee, caramel and toasted notes. Medium bodied. Oxidized, but still nice.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with a thin white head. Big caramel toffee with sourdough bread and oxidized malts. Medium body with a sticky sweet finish.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL thanks to CaptainCougar. Flat tawny English Barleywine pour. Rich starchy, dark cherry nose. Clafoutis and cherry souffle. Taste is dark cherry, lighter than expected, no warming alcohol. Malty and medium chocolate powder. Enjoyable.
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NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thank you Jason! Deep brown appearance with a small cream head. Very huge toasty caramel malty, light fruity, toffee aroma. Toasty dark caramel, dark chocolate malty, pretty sweet, a touch fruity, rich toffee flavor. Still tasting good. Easy drinking.
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour thanks to Aaron and Jason for it! Pour is dark reddish brown with little to no off white head, aroma has notes of white grape, apple, pear, some brown sugar, slight biscuit, hints of toffee and caramel. Taste is a nice mix of apple, pear, peach, some slight apricot, hints of biscuit, caramel, hints of slight earth, finishing fairly dry but really smooth. Nice stuff.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Rating #209. Clear, dark amber/brown color with very little head. Sweet, dark fruits, a little vanilla and caramel and even a little woody. Flavor was a little boozy, dark fruits and a light sweetness, very smooth with a light aftertaste, real nice beer. (1718)
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Mr. Facto. Chestnut color pour and very clear. Cola aromas with malt, booze and dates. The flavor has started to oxidize fairly badly at this point despite being kept in the fridge all this time. A Boozy cardboard like mess at this point. There is a bit of earth, spice and on the front side of the taste there is some malty sweetness, but it fades quickly to the earthy/spice semi-dryness. Medium body and somewhat dry (which I thought was surprising). I fear I waited too long on this one and was somewhat disappointed.