Bierkrug (2132) - - DEC 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle in Germany thanks to Steptin. Dark, cloudy, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma is of citrus and nutty malts. Light chocolate flavors, a hint roasty with some tobacco notes and that little touch of sourness coming through. Finish is almost dry, mildly bitter and warming.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty nose of roast and some lighter notes of caramels and dark fruits, some hoppy notes as well - lightly earthy and floral. Pours dark brown with a nice creamy off whie head, sticky sheets of lace. Nice looking stuff. Roast, dark malts, some darker malt sweetness shows up, nice floral hop finish with more solid roast notes. A touch of alcohol here and there, mildly earthy and dry. Some light sugary sweetness shows up in the finish with light vanilla flavors as well.
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Nimbus
Appearance: Clear dark copper with small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Sweet Caramel malts
Taste: Caramel and nutty
A decent beer.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really good English style ale. Bog frothy almost nitro head to it. Oodles of malt taste. I could drink a lot of these. Nice carbonation on the back end too.
Tmoney99 (11920) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate nuts and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber out of the bottle with a thin off white head. Toffee sweet nose with some butter. This is a subtle barley wine with some burnt toffee sweetness, dark bread and dark malts. The bitterness in the finish is almost hot. This seems small for a barley wine and is almost quaffable, but still an enjoyable beer.
SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly above average dark beer, just a smidge on the flat side. Loved the chocolaty aftertaste though!
Holy (835) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Shared with Travlr in the Nimbus Brewpub in Tucson. Offers moderate spiciness and caramel flavors behind a hint of alcohol. A nice beer.
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Lobo Bar, the 358th Fighter Squadron hootch, courtesy of Gotta - thank you Captain! Clear brownish maroon, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, taste is similar. Decent body. Nice.
dchmela (2834) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to maltajo for the bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a thin off white head. English toffee, cherry and hints of hops in the aroma.Taste is smooth malt, spicy and touches of brown sugar. An excellent english ale.