cbfobes (2800) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 22oz bomber shared at a local tasting, pours a clear copper brown with an off white head, the aroma has a nice amount of caramel and molasses, the flavor has a really sweet front end with a good amount of caramel and malt, some dark fruit as well, the abv is pretty hidden, held up well for being over 6 years old, nice.
rondphoto (3150) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with a large bubbled head cover and light streaks of lace. Taste is full caramel malt with candied fruit. At the finish, alcohol and dark dried fruit becomes apparent and cuts the sweetness for a good balance. Strong, appealing, but only one at a time! Recommended.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is oak and vanilla. Thin mouthfeel with light roasted malt and nice oak finish. A good barey wine from New Holland.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a white head. The aroma is very sweet with some grain, orange citrus, peaches, candy sugar and assorted spices. The flavor is very similar and equally complex. There is a lot of malty sweetness as well as some wheat and big, juicy orange citrus notes. There is also some peppery spice as well as some yeast and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
TheArgoPirate (105) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 oz draft. Reddish amber with nearly no head/lacing. Nose is fruit, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor vanilla, dark cherry, caramel. Warming finish with a moderate bitterness. Interesting take on a barley wine. Good overall.
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dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. This was extremely boozy. Sitting on this for at least a year would definitely do it some good. That said, it most certainly has a rich creamy texture with a good amount of bourbon flavors in the aroma/flavor.
Cybercat (4270) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the tap a clear mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled wheat head that leaves some generous lacing. Malty aroma has a pineapple overtone and a note of horehound. Malty, fruity flavor has pineapple, orange and vanilla notes plus hints of horehound, cloves and caramel. Firm, fizzy texture leaves an enjoyable and flavorful finish. Make a pilgrimage for this one.
Smitty1994 (27) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Huge alcohol taste. Tough going down. Not one of their best. Much prefer their IPAs.
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blackflag321 (574) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour to snifter. Copper-amber color. Taste is heavy on the sweet malt with raisin and caramel aftertaste; an alcohol kick. Itís okay but I think it might improve with some aging.