bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, new leather, cherry, florals, toffee, and bread. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, earth, and raisins with a dry, bitter finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with an off-white head. aroma was caramel, malt, and slight raisin. flavor was pretty much the same. body was heavy with low carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5954) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours medium brown with a ring of bubbles. Nose of honey, caramel, and sweet bread. Taste of toasted caramel, alcohol, raisins, rum, with a good oily slick finish, and a medium bitterness. Creamy too. Nice!
mar (5145) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. deep caramel malts, dried fruits, alcohol on the nose. thick on the palate with hella dried fruits, thick caramel flavor and no sign of the alcohol i picked up on the nose.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with no head and a hazed golden body. Aroma of alcohol, caramel and dates. Taste is caramel, quite malty, alcohol and very nice overall (not very descriptive, I know). Low carbonation.
bhensonb (13614) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a very frothy beige head. Sweet malt aroma. Medium plus body with very mild carbonation. Very little heat. It’s sweet, but there’s some bitter to help balance. Sweet wins though. It is a very tasty ale, and can be quaffed rather than sipped. The aroma becomes strongly caramel, and it is incredibly tasty.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours orange amber with a large yellow beige head. Has a malty aroma consisting primarily of model car glue. Has the flavor of butternut squash. The beer leaves you with a nice chocolate finish and a really good extended hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Medium think body and a slippery buttery mouth feel. I get lots of pineapple, coconut and rum flavors as well. I suspect this barleywine would really benefit from some aging.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel and some hints of orange. Sweetish fruity malty dark fruit and caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malry warming dark fruit finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber - pours dark orange with faint haze; slight tan head in small bubbles on the edges; aromas of sugar, orange peels, bread and caramel; creamy texture and quite dry overall; spice, sugar and alcohol - but no heat; dig the thick, sugary nose; nothing outstanding, but very sold
trevor211 (1538) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 09. Pours a murky, muddy reddish brown, with a thick head. Malts and dark fruits dominate, with a very bitter backbone to the flavor. Acerbic bitter, not the nice, friendly hop bitterness I’m used to. Hugely bitter aftertaste, with some oak showing through (this version was labeled as "Aged in French Oak". Good stuff, but the harsh bitterness got to me.