ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
2012 Vintage (aged 2 years).
Appearance: Dark ruby/copper in color. Somewhat transparent, though pretty dark. Small off white head ~3mm.
Aroma: The nose is not very strong, but you get a lof of the flavor when drinking the beer. Malty - Toffee, chocolate. Earthy and yeasty. Raisin. Rich and complex.
Taste: Medium sweetness upfront, then a wave of flavor with a long finish.
Palate: Rich heavy body. Thick, oily texture coats mouth. Soft carbonation. Long finish.
Overall: This beer is much more impressive after a couple years of aging. The nose is not strong, but the flavors are powerful, but balanced, when you drink it. The texture is rich. Really enjoyable.
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid Barleywine style ale brewed with wheat. The taste is a little different from a traditional Barleywine. Not quite as sweet, but very smooth for such a high ABV. Slight caramelness, but all in all a good barley/wheat wine.
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hman43 (740) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a dark brown with little head. It has a strong alcohol smell with caramel and some dark fruits. The taste has a strong caramel and bourbon characteristic with fruit flavors evident. It is extremely strong, but good.
kayres (661) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a thin white head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet boozy vanilla
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chucklemation (919) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark mahogany, transparent, with no head. Has a scotch-like aroma. Flavor is very reminiscent of a hard liquor, such as scotch or bourbon. Perhaps there’s a touch of caramel, and any dark fruit comes out a little bit in the aftertaste. Might be interesting to revisit after a year or two. Very strong. The similarity to hard liquor turns me off.
MarkPine (17) - - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice amber color with a fingers head. Lots of caramel flavor. Very warm taste with a good booze finish, again caramel flavor. Definitely a long session beer. Would love to try it aged more.
MrSquash (53) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy shit that is high boost. Had this in a two year old bottle and Damn was it strong! Malty smell but alcohol over powers
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to dan. Pours copper, no head. Aroma of boost, sugar, more boost. Taste is more boost, sugar, yummy. Lots ofboost
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with very small head. very sweet and boozy with caramel malt and just a bit of hops. pretty harsh from the abv.
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, I believe it was a 2011. Poured a deep dark brown. Very sweet, like caramel or toffee. Definitely doesn’t taste as boozy as I was expecting, perhaps because I had held it for so long. Very smooth and nicely crafted. A good beer for a style that I don’t often care for.