Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a decent forty-five seconds. A nice trickling yet speckled lacing clung but ended up sliding into the beer.
The smell had a nice sweet to malty cinnamon and raisinous sticky slightly maple-esque conglomeration.
The taste, for the most part copied the smell and added a nice coating of a sticky sweet cinnamon and maple and a nice dark fruit (sweet plums).
The palate sat about a good medium on the body with a nice sessionability running under my tongue delicately yet smoo.
Overall, did I have this at the absolute best time? Hot damn, this is super good! Wow at least to me.
revolution2718 (331) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 fresh. Pours a light brown red with finger of head. Nose is caramel, a bit hoppy, a bit of dark fruity sweetness. Taste is a robust malt profile, caramel, bread, brown sugar, dried dark fruit (maybe prune, raisin, apricot), still a minor hop presence balancing it, a scotch/whiskey note also on the finish. Full body.
Cousin_Larry (502) - - JAN 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, toffee aroma. Pours wonderfully with decent head and nice lacing. Flavor doesn’t have the liquor bitterness, but it does warm you going down. Nice as an alternative to sipping liquor.
Hopmaestro (405) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Vingage: Aroma is beautiful, sweet, grapes, plums and toffee. I actually catch a hint of rum in there. The taste is sweet from dark fruits but also carries a small hint thats almost a bit sour, maybe grape-like sour. Vanilla passes by really quick. Then the warming booze sensation takes over, but its not disturbing, more like supporting. This one is great, maybe a little thin in the body
Gerbeer (2269) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours a reddish brown with lots of bubble but no head. Aromas of raisins, copper, dry caramel, toasted malts and alcohol. Flavors of dried dark fruit (a little sour), old oak, malt extract, and a bit of nuts. Subtle bitter finish with noticeable heat. A good big beer.
hman43 (511) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours brown with a light brown head. There are flavors of caramel and dried fruit. It has a smooth, creamy texture with dried fruit and caramel flavors and produces a pleasant warming on the way down. It has a sweet and bitter balance to it as well.
SG111 (439) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours an amber color with a small mildly beige head. Aroma is hops, some lemon, lots of caramel, mild toffee, some vanilla, bit of bourbon. Flavor is caramel, some bourbon, toffee. Not a very hoppy Barley wine. Slight hop bitterness. Definitely malt forward. Not the best Barleywine, but a good example of the style.
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle. Slightly dark amber. Light tan foam that fades to a ring. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel. Slight hoppiness too. Taste is much the same. Thick, syrupy, warming mouthfeel. Carb quite high. Drinks pretty easy. Might improve with a few years on it; seems a bit simple at this point. Nice enough though.
Beerhunter111 (9955) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage Leicht trübes orangebraune Farbe, wenig beiger Schaum. Geruch nach sehr reifem Dörrobst, holzig, alkoholisch, Vanille. Geschmack mild holzig, Vanille, reifes Obst, leicht brennend alkoholisch, viel Karamell, leicht schokoladig.
danielyabu (1352) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
average frothy offwhite head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. dark amber flat thick body. aroma: moderate malt, raisin, light hoppy, alcohol. if: heavy sweet. ff: heavy sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation and metallic moderate alcoholic finish. Amargorzinho de lúpulo balanceia bem o dulçor, sem macular as diretrizes do estilo. Frutas secas no paladar. Forte aquecimento alcoólico. 100s