SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear reddish brown with small head. subdued aroma. toasty caramel flavors. medium body. nothing really jumped out, but nothing offensive either. it went down easy.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Flaco Alto. Thanks! Pours decent brown, with a semi-lively body and a head of off-white. Aroma is, as best I can describe, a malted sugar ball of celery. Very earthy and crisp. Definitely unlike anything I have ever smelled in a beer before now. Flavor is chocolate celery with hints of roasted malt and chocolate syrup. This is one straaaaaaaaange beer. Average mouthfeel. Interesting.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 12 oz bottle given to me by a friend. He really likes this brew, so he gave me a couple of bottles. Thanks Kelan. Pours relatively clear dark brown with a half finger light tan head. The aroma is quite malty with some fruit in there for good measure. The taste is very intriguing it is both sweet and malty with some hops in there as well. This is really pretty yummy. This is fien beer with a lot of character. It is also gets a bit syrupy towards the bottom of the glass
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The deep, violet colored body shines with dark crimson as the transparent liquid is backlit. A dense, spongy, mocha colored head shows good retention, while swaths of fine, sugary lace cling to the glass. The aroma shows barely scorched caramel, with a bevy of dark fruits (figs, dates, raisons) encrusted in baked-on brown sugar. Hazelnuts and pecans lend a roasted nuttiness, while a hefty dose of lactose offers a calming creaminess. I even pick up light hints of smoke, chocolate, and coffee. Flavors mimic the nose, caramelized fruits and nuts balancing between sweet and earthen. A nice dose of spicy hops show on the finish, though the lactic mocha cream is there to douse the heat. Smooth and silky in the mouth, with moderate to low carbonation, this drinks surprisingly easily for an 8% brew. This reminds me of a poor man’s Avery Old Jubilation. I enjoyed this quite a bit, and I certainly think it is well under appreciated.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty hay nose. Milk dark copper, huge tan head, good lacing. Flavor is rusty and metallic, with cherry notes present. Alcohol is not noticeable.
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown with jello tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and alcohol. Taste is rich caramel malt sweet and warming. I really dig this beer!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark shade of amber with a thin off white head which leaves behind some decent lacing. grainy aroma with chocolate, brown sugar, light spiciness and earthy/grassy hops. lightly sweetened flavor has notes of toffee, some spiciness and light bitterness on the finish. medium bodied with a nice smooth mouth feel.
jsquire (3230) - 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.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 A bottle I got from someone (santa?). The beer pours to a hazy dark brown body with a quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is nutty (peanuts and walnuts) and has smooth and nice noble hops. The flavor is nutty and has a nice toasted malt. The palate is a bit dry and definitely carbonated. Medium bodied.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Darkish brown, murky pour, with a touch of head. Full, nutty, grainy aroma, with a an earthy flavor finishing in a touch of tart and brown sugar. Very clean and true to style. Easily quaffable, despite its high alcohol content.