julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not the top barley wine I believe (need to do a side by side tasting to really tell). Sweet flavour of caramel, bread, dried fruits, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, winter 2015 edition.
Hazy dark amber, with a thin but lasting head, and spotty lace.
Aroma is malty, caramel, smoke, peat, raisin.
Flavor is sweet and malty up front, lots of caramel and dried fruit, a touch of peat, with some citrusy hops on the finish.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber brown with a medium sized tan head. Big sticky malt on the nose, sweet and fruity, a hint of isopropyl. Medium bodied, big and malty, rather sticky fruity malt. Slow malt, sticky and sweet. Big plum and prune notes. Long malt and soft bitterness into the finish, a bit of warming alcohol.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a citrus taste.
pictoman (933) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the tap. Dark muddy brown with full beige head. Dominant caramel and sweet malt with a mild pine hop finish. Fairly light body though, slightly watery finish.
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber pour. Tawny port notes. Yeast. Some burn. Well executed overall.
Vaiz (4282) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour. Aroma of fruity malts, Madeira, fruits, nuts, caramel, malty sugars. Flavor is quite sweet, aged malts, smooth and very well balanced. Decent body, subtle carbonation. Nice.
chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 22 oz shared bottle.
Hazy brown body with a good head.
Sweet aroma with partly hidden alcohol.
The alcohol is obvious in tasting but blends nicely with the sweet malts.
Has more hops and is less sweet than the Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam that preceded it.
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Intensely floral with a bit of bitterness. The floral is not balanced out at all making it rather hard to drink.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, 2012 vintage (2015-208) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!
Little hazy red brown beer, irregular creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, bit nutty, sugary, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet malty start, caramel, nutty, fruity touch, pretty nice!. Aftertaste: soft hop bitterness, citrus, some exotic fruits, bit sourish, caramel, sweet finish.
VastActiv (5687) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pike Brewing. 2010, 2013,2014 vintage samplers. Colour is cloudy reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, dryness, hops and malts. 2014: Hoppiest one, little bit of pungent, definitely too young. 3.7. 2013: Dark and dry fruits dominate, very soft and enjoyable. 3.9. 2010: Getting woody and fruit profile is getting simpler. Not too old yet. 3.8. Total points 3.8.