MadRobin (2814) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 3 oz. sample at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA.
Opaque, deep ruby, near black with fine creamy head and good lacing.
Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and caramel malt.
Taste is sweet with flavors of bourbon and caramel malt. Alcohol is not hidden.
Medium/full body with average carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Toronado SD: Poured in a small 7 oz. glass as a dark mahogany hue with a small thin layer of head. The aroma is heavy with maple syrup and a woody nose. The flavor is thick with a sticky taste of maple syrup and a dab of saltiness that’s similar to soy sauce. The drink reminds me of a subdued version of Sam Adams Tripel Bock than it does like a barrel aged barleywine.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port in OB - San Diego. Poured a beautiful medium-dark brown with very little head. The smell was almost all booze and bourbon. Had some nice nutty-ness and some caramel malt, but was too overpowered by bourbon. The taste was more of the same. Bigger play on caramel and wood in the flavor, but still dominated by booze and bourbon. Very sweet. Excellent beer, overall, just could have used some more balance.
** One of the best palates ever. Like silk. Perfect. I could be overrating it since my palate is on a huge bourbon kick currently.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Triple Rock. Dark brown with a thin head. Strong chocolate, toffee, and alcohol aroma. Smooth tastes of chocolate, caramel, and bourbon. Quite nice.