Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel colored, no head. Smells like caramel at first, then some piney notes. Nice flavor - earthy, piney - I don’t know, is that mushroom? then some more honey and molasses. Sticky, messy finish. Sampled at 2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-orange, beige cover. Aroma is sweet, cocoa, caramel. Taste is strong alcohol, caramel, cocoa and toast.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Seet malt aroma. Nice dark brown color. The honey is a little at the start but the hops come on quickly and sustain through a very dry finish. Quite tasty.
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Scrizz. Pours clear reddish brown amber. Nose of caramel, barley, cherry and malt. Taste is strong cherry, wood, smoked malt, brown sugar and licorice.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 Bottle on 12/31/2010. Clear brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Light nutty, sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Nutty and caramel flavor with floral hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation - 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 04/16/2010. Clear brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet nutty and light hoppy aroma on a malt background. Nutty and malty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/13
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and toffee nose with some light fruity complexity and a doughy yeast. Starts with good fullness and chewy caramel sweetness with a decent hop bitterness and a touch of oak before a drier, bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style and fairly drinkable barleywine.
kidmartinek (3560) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown ale with a lot of sediment, a red tint, and a 2 inch frothy off-white head. Strong malt nose with some english hops maybe. Rich, malty flavor and a strong hoppy bite. A little sweet mouthfeel. Strong malty aftertaste. Velvety smooth.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Could there be anything else in this beer? Hmmm they forgot cocoa nibs, coconut, brett, some fruit, anything else?
Anyway, this beer is actually pretty good. Aroma is mildlyu complex with lots of dark fruit, light alcohol, toffee, earthy spice, hops. The taste also has dark fruit and toffee sweetness with a good amount of earthy woodiness. The hops come through well also. Well balanced, lots going on but it blends pretty nicely. Alcohol and bitter hops, burnt malt finish the beer.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/27/10. Bomber. Big thanks to Byron at Liquor Loft/Proof for sharing with the crew! Brown pour, mostly red when held to the light. Sweet roasty aroma with a hint of booze. Sweet bitter roasty flavor with a dose of astrigent bitterness. The finish is very burnt bitter. Eh.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours copper with a thick khaki head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, brown sugar, peach and some underlying earthiness. Flavor shows the same with oak, nuts, light smoke (maybe even some ash), and a small squeeze of grapefruit. Overall body is moderate to full, moderately sweet, and finishes with a lingering bitterness.