thb (680) - Alberta, - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely clear deep reddish bronze with creamy foam. Aroma is lots of caramel, toffee, molasses, slight tobacco. Taste adds lots of caramel again, with some preserved fruit added. Salt is there. It’s principally sweet, as you’d expect, but something about it (partial credit to the salt no doubt) gives it a ’savoury’ balance so it doesn’t get cloying.
PartyFowle (8) - - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into a snifter.
Caramel in color, very soft haze. A soft layer of sandy tan.
Red grapes, tangy and wine like. Subtle caramel, biscuits. Salty or just barely sour. I can’t quite tell which.
Noticeable alcohol flavor. Not caramel, per se. A little tangy, almost berry-like up front. Hint of toffee. A touch of toasty biscuits and, yes, salty caramel at the finish. Clean, and a little too light for what it is. Caramel, toffee, berries, booze. A touch of smoke. Grape juice.
Better as it warms. Sweeter, toastier.
Less a salty Scotsman, more a fruity Frenchman. Not that that’s such a terrible thing.
doublebock (502) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance; Cloudy amber with thin white head
Aroma: Bold caramel and malt aromas
Taste: Sweet malted and flavor with toffee and hazelnut
Overall: This beer definitely lives up to its name with a truly salty caramel flavor. Very similar to a typical double bock.
DYCSoccer17 (3312) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle purchased at BevMo Midtown Sacramento. The aroma on this is very sweet and sugary with tons of caramel and a light buttery diacetyl. Overly sweet. Transparent amber body with a smallish, off-white head present. Kind of light in color. Starts with a sweet, sugary, cloying buttery and toffee flavoring. Light-bodied. More sweetness late. This is a sugar bomb, and just not very good at all.
mike5326 (893) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear amber color, medium tan head. Malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet flavor and a light finish.
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nasmith003 (69) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, salty aroma with a reddish brown color. Sweet taste up front with a quick hit of hop. Aftertaste lingers.
kidobutai (353) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear reddish brown. Sweet aroma, tastes better though, salty finish.
Luvystypotables (637) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt aroma, reddish brown colour, with an off white transient head. An interesting complex taste of malt, caramel and salt. Creamy feel, and sweet and salty palate.
HourGlass13 (52) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice warm amber color, with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel. The taste is very malty with caramel dominating throughout, and a salty note added. Very sweet, very drinkable. A work of art.
ryecatcher (778) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a medium chestnut brown, ample off-white head, decent retention and lacing. Nose is pumpernickel toast and a generous helping of maltiness. Mouth is huge burnt caramelly toffee malt with some dried dates and figs along for the ride, finishes drier than it begins with a hint of salt at the finish. Slightly above average. O Canada.
gendv138 (1232) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Bottle courtesy of Richard and Better Beer Authority for a live Blind Taste Test. Clear amber/copper color with a small amount of off-white to slightly yellowish head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, candied and brown sugar. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Fairly smooth. Having it blind I was guessing a barleywine around 7-8%.