cbfobes (1940) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared at the QC tasting, pours a dark reddish amber with a very thin head, the aroma was very sweet with caramel and dark fruit, the flavor was of light dark fruit and mainly booze, seemed very thin for a barley wine, I really wanted more out of this one.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown amber pour with a white head. Aroma and taste are boozy and caramel. Very good beer.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks again! Dark brown appearance with a cream colored head. Rich caramel, plum, fig, dark fruity, slightly boozy aroma. Extremely potent, fig, raisin, dark fruity, caramel, leathery flavor with a fairly boozy, potent finish. Interesting enough but itís very strong.
jckp64 (347) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a light tan ring for a head. Aroma is caramel malts, brown sugar and wood. Flavor is caramel malts, toffee and dried fruits. Medium bodied with a nice sweet finish.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from dbsdelight- thanks, Dan! He had a 2009 sticker on the cap. Pours a deep, clear amber with a tiny beige ring for a head. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, brown sugar, wood, earth, cereal, and resin. Flavor of toffee, toasted brown sugar, sherry, graham cracker, and dried fruits. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and low carbonation. Rich. Nice.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper with a beige to brown head that fades sooner than expected. Aroma is boozy with toffee brittle, dark fruits and caramel. Taste is just wrong. I let this thing sit for a while to mellow out but it hasnít gotten there yet. Ripe fruit, booze, toffee, warming, just not that good. The unplugged series was hit or miss and this one missed somewhat.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade awhile ago, thanks mystery trading partner. Poured a clear red/brown flat body under a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of boozy isopropyl alcohol, toffee, caramel and raisin. The palate was pretty sick for such a huge ABV beer. Smooth drinking with hardly any alcohol heat at all, very light carbonation, and a slightly syrupy feel. Flavors of cola, caramel, alcohol, toffee and some bread. Not bad but I have a feeling this one is starting to drop off and probably has seen some better days.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin on 01/15/2011 at the 13th Richmond Gathering. Clear brown body with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel, malt and light fruity aroma. Big malty flavor, some caramel and fruit. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle from Feb. 2009. Sweet, toasty caramel malt aroma, floral and gently piney, fruity and rich, no obvious signs of oxidation that I can detect. Dark amber in color, the khaki head is fine and lasting. Flavor is sweetly malty, fruity and very mellow, with toasty caramel, toffee, faint roastiness, light bubblegum, tobacco and finishes with plenty of lingering toasty malt sweetness and faint peppery alcohol. Smooth, warming, luxurious mouthfeel, body is intensely full. This has held up extremely well thus far. Thanks Chris!
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dmac for this bottle that has been retired for a while. Pours out a moderate borwnish color with a small white head. Aroma is of lots of alcohol, caramel and some dried fruits. Taste is smoother than the aroma and ABV would lead the drinker to believe. Notes of caramel, toffee, alcohol, dried fruits.