yespr (28756) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap during the first day of Barley Wine Fest at Toronado. Pours a hazy to murky brown with no lasting head. Solid hoppy and dark caramelish initial aroma. Flavour has the same mixed with a bitter and bone dry finish. Surprisingly hoppy.
bvc (1127) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABBF. Deep caramel brown with a creamy head for just a small pour. Nose is lost of sweet malt and dried fruit. Brown sugar, raisin, maraschino cherry, biscuit, toffee. Kind of thin on the mouth feel. The aromas come out in the flavor, but it is also lite in feel and a bit íhotí. Also has some artificial-ness going on and a bit of plastic wrapped in the malt.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at O.B. Homemade Liquids and Solids poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, sherry, fruittiness and a hint of mint. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel, sherry and light fruittiness with a smooth warming lingering moderatly bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 @GABBF2010. Clear copper color/ fleeting head. Malt powder, pit fruit sweet aromas. Rich, full mouthfeel. Good sharp pit fruit, spicy hop, sweet caramel, warm alcohol flavors. "Still a youngster at this point"
neepsntatties (1041) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap this past weekend at the Great Alaskan Beer and Barley Wine Festival in Anchorage,AK. Colour... amber with a thick off-white head. Nose... malty and boozy with copious amounts of toffee! Palate... a big burst of alcohol that volatilises nicely in the sinuses, bitter, sweet, toffee galore, dried stone fruits and a long finish with sticky pudding flavours. Damn good stuff! Please sir! May I have some more?!
BeerandBlues2 (8575) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival. Pours clear mahogany with a medium fizzy light tan head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with hot alcohol and fruity esters. Some notes of paper, wood, and heavy hops. Flavor is heavy and hot alcohol with heavy sweet caramel malt and hops with some fruity esters and oak. Full bodied, alcoholic and spicy texture with a dry finish; heavy carbonation.