rpm56 (10) - USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours to a nice caramel head that dissipates in about two minutes, leaving a beautiful deep cooper ale. A nose of damp leaves and wood. A smooth palate and lasting finish. One of my favorite ales.
Farmgirl73 (10) - - MAR 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm reminds me of Thomas Hardyís ale. Beautiful malt profile hides the high alcohol content
LagunaBeerMan (10) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not your typical beer. First off I just wanna say this is such an awesome beer just because of how different it is. Itís put in scotch wood barrels and it really tastes like your sipping a nice scotch Iím surprised by the reviews I read that nobody has mentioned that yet.
I poured a 2012 unaged 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Itís very dark amber, small head. Complex and strong. Tastes of raisin, plums, toast, wood and alcohol. Made for aging, can only imagine how it would taste after a few years. Great beer.
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012. So so so sweet. Dessert beer. Amazingly sweet. Stilton or some smelly strong cheese - appetizer beer. Strong alcoholic sweetness with a complex barleywine aroma - light raisin and some caramel.
dsagoas (9) - , Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
07 bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish orange. No head. Aroma and flavor both show ripe fruit, hazelnut and vanilla. Also a generous alcohol warmth. The bitterness cuts through the sweetness so its not overly sweet on the palate, The alcohol lingers through the swallow. Complex and strong. In general, not my type of beer, but impressive how they maintain the sweetness but not allowing it to be cloying.
lanceballance (7) - USA - MAR 26, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent Aroma. Smells like dough and caramel. Slight hint of alcohol on the finish. Very warming.
mhachar (7) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a nice reddish color, with a tan head. The aroma is great. I can't pinpoint what it is, but if it was food I would definately eat it. Flavor is strong and unique. It has a bit of a sweet aftertaste.
Tpalm (7) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious taste considering alcohol content. Minimal head. Carmel raisin taste.
alumbis (7) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma and dark brown to amber color. Drinks smooth with a little sweetness and a fruity flavor. Not easy to tell this is an 11.6% ABV.
BeerTyrant (6) - USA - APR 1, 2008 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
07 bottle. My first barley beer, so I donít have anything to compare to. Pretty tasty, poured ruby brown with a reddish-tan head. Tasty, I can tell the complexity, but not sure what to look for.
Pretty nice though.