Bricktop86 (503) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mahogany color with a small head. Aroma is boozy with lots of molasses, nuts and spices. Taste follows aroma. Feels pretty thick on the palate with very little carbonation.
ilovedarkbeer (2184) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mahogany color with a small head. A boozy beer with lots of molasses, corn nuts, and almonds. Not bad.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Copper-brown with a lasting film of cream. Spicy caramel, grain and molasses nose. Flavor is Toasted nut and grain, molasses and a touch of bitter, earthy spice. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, slightly watery, and just a tad to the sweet side, but very drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, meal, cereal), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted), light hops (woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a medium sweet finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours a light brown with nearly no head at all. Very smooth and drinkable. This was not harsh at all (unlike the finish on the Free State version of the same beer). I was not overwhelmed by an unbalanced amount of adjuncts either. This was smooth and blended, like a high octane brown. Delicious molasses flavor with very well-hidden corn. I don’t think the alcohol could be very high in this one. Ben Franklin could likely drink a lot more of this than he could in Kansas.