alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a hazy orange amber color with very little head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malt, vanilla, dark ripe fruit, almost seems barrel aged. The flavor is much of the same with the addition of some mild bitterness to a soft finish.
b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by me with the group). Looks solid; a semi-transparent caramel with razor-thin off-white lacing and very soft carbonation. Smells good; sweet and malty with notes of caramel and maple. Almost smells bourbon barreled. Tastes like it smells, only not barreled and less robust. Nice and smooth on the palate. Enjoyable.
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy amber with no head. Aroma of brown sugar/maple. Full bodied. Not too sticky. Flavors of brown sugar/maple/hop, and light berry. No heat. Quite pleasant.
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours caramel with no head and a maple aroma. There is a sweet maple flavor with a warm alcohol trail.
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured yellow orange in color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Moderate to heavy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor to medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a complex sweet beer.
DrSilverworm (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with tmoney99. Hazy orange brown color... Fine particles in the body, minimal white head. Fruity nose, figs, bigger caramel malt. Some earthy, lightly herbal hop. Toffee, nuts.. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation, but kind of slick, with a more warming dry finish. More sweet taste, slightly cloying. Light bitter. Interesting, complex aroma, but taste is a little distracting, not as smooth as it could be, and a bit too sweet and warming.
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still barley wine not much head mild carbonation dark ruby por aromas brandy rich caramel rich chocolate vegemite soy raisin plum flavours caramel sugary rich chocolate soy brandy port raisin plum dark sugar syrup honey mix mild bitter for balance the finish excellent barley wine rich barley taste malts lots of sweetness and alcohol goodness flavours superb stuff thoroughly enjoyable
Rangi (566) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear golden yellow poor. Some nice heat felt after 1st sip from the alcohol. Big aroma of plenty of barley is all I get from the aroma some alcohol also on the nose.
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. mAmber-brown. Toffee, chocolate, fig, raisins in the nose. Lightish body for a BW, medium carbonation. Flavors of toffee, raisins, a bit of soy, earth, something burnt, lots of dried fruit, and some minerals. Light and a bit tangy. Very interesting a good.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
just won a big award here in Melbourne so had to check it out... will benefit with age. Aromas restrained but nice honey and white toast. flavours similar... syrup. oily. yum.. good investment but do give it some time