thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark red with a small head. Aroma is sweet molasses malt with some toffee and alcohol. Flavor is a nice caramel malt with some earthyness and a big dose of alcohol. Very sweet and malt forward and a way big alcohol presence. This is a beer to lay down for a year or two. Right now it is a huge malt bomb with a lot of alcohol.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kellehers, Peoria. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is fruity and alcohol. Taste is dark fruits, roasted malt, a nice sweet aftertaste. Alc is more noticeable at the finish.
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes a rich brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, toffee, and alcohol. Taste is caramel, plums, raisins, toffee, and alcohol. Nice.
ryanfolty (1836) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 24, 2013 on tap at brewery. Dark brown with limited head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample at brewpub) brown with malt and alcohol aroma. Flavor of caramel malts, dark fruits, alcohol.
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Perennial. Pours a golden deep brown color with off white head. Caramel, chocolate sweet, a touch of oak and booziness. Good.
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Perennial. Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Anise, raisin, plum, caramel aroma. Very fruity (plum, dark grape, fig), somewhat sweet but well balanced, caramel, brown sugar flavor. Definitely a solid brew.
seymour (1410) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle into a snifter. It poured a dark, hazy, brown colour with beige foam, somewhat lasting with a little lace. Rich toffee and sticky candy sweetness. Hints of marshmallows, vanilla cream soda, caramel, apricots, hard cider. Heavy body, almost cloying mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation, very boozy. Big and bold, but a bit of a malt-bomb. Perhaps it would be more harmonious and complex with some age.
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma is very bready and has dark toffee, rich apple, very toasty malt, anise, spice, cream vanilla and earthy English yeast. It has a thick rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with dark toffee, bread, licorice, brown sugar, earthy yeast and prevalent alcohol. The finish is sweeter and shows more alcohol, dates and figs. This is good but a bit rich for my tastes these days.
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at iTap chesterfield. The flavor on this thing was extraordinary. It was like juicy fruit watermelon and alcohol sweetness without astringency. Sweet, non-bitter American hops mix with the fruitiness of a barleywine in a very nice way. It really was fun to taste this beer, the alcohol is well incorporated into the beer. Its s sweet, tropical fruit sipper. Slightly thicker, viscous mouthfeel. A thick yet radiant reddish hue colored beer. Nice stuff, would drink on tap again.