cpetrone84 (1533) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-pours a dark mahogony brown with ruby edges and a tan creamy head.
S-the nose has lots of caramel, hints of chocolate malt and slightly burnt toasted malts, notes of citrus hops in the back.
T-big time caramel and chocolate malt, hints of meat, slightly ashy, prunes, raisins with a decent bit of hop presence in the back, juicy grapefuit and citrus. So new but seems a little oxidized in the flavor.
M-medium body, slightly thin, creamy and soft with lower carb but enough to hold.
D-messy and slightly oxidized already, very singular with a dirty malt overload. not offensive but certainly not good.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a light brown head and dark copper color. Aroma is peat/roasty/chocolate-dark malt. Tast is peat/ashy/roasty-dark malt, secondary earthy hops.
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, big ring of foam. Smells like molasses, honey, and booze. Palate is crisp, but also earthy at the same time. There is a surprising bit of tartness in the flavor, too. Some earthy, malty notes, some woodsy flavors, too. Bottle 61 of 500. Sampled at 2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige cover, red brown body. Aroma is sweet, caramel, plum, prune. Taste is sweet, caramel, candy, figs.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting. Pours dark orange with very small offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, peach, little bit of toffee, little bit of earth and dust. Flavor is orangey hops, little bit of caramel, raisin. Nice oaky finish. Yum.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle courtesy of Lance. Smells like licorice, maybe some sweetness. Very nice barleywine, even at 9.8% the alcohol is extremely subdued despite being the 2010 vintage. Sweet caramel and molasses fill the palate. I’ll look for it again.
Aurelius (4359) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great waxed bottle and label. Beer is absolutely orange - deep, brown orange. Sharp, very malty aroma, with molasses/bock notes. Sweet, hoppy, tannic, lots of prunes and raisins. Warming. Doppelbock finish - dark stewed fruit and peat. Thanks to LuckyDog.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with very little head. Has a caramel smell to it. Same with the taste but with a little bit of hops in there. I was also getting some metallic taste there but it got better as it opened up.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thick head that leaves sticky tendrils of lacing. Espresso hits the nose immediately followed by the grassiness of the ample hops. Mouthfeel comes off as soft, with all the flavors mixing well. Long dry finish.
emacgee (4137) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks durhambeer for sharing. Pours a deep reddish amber with a two finger creamy sandstone head. Nose is rich and malty, caramel, toasted malt, grapefruit rind, sweet, mild alcohol. Flavor is dominated by a dextrinous rich and sweet malt character, caramelly and fruity, sweet, citrus rind. Palate is velvety smooth with a mild bitterness.