pumpmaster (1052) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.99 Very good
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2007 on label, purchased 2009 at Binnyís. Alcohol and brown sugar smell right under the cap. Pour doesnít look that red, more of an autumn maple leaf, if that. No head, or course. Smell has a bit of red wine from the glass. But the taste is still a touch too much sugar, with some lactose giving a sensation of milk at the back of my throat. At least it has some malts to thicken up the mouthfeel. But itís a pretty simple alcohol delivery system which I finished off without a second thought, unlike the nicely complex Goose Bourbon County BW I just had.
jsmerig (1033) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma of corn and honey. Taste is sweet with a honey flavor in addition to a milk chocolate note. The finish is clean with notes of berry and the abv comes through a little as well
wxman (1275) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear orange/amber with a thin off white head that stays. Aroma is spice and rock candy. Taste is sweet toasted malt. Sweetness is cloyingly so with maple syrup and caramel also present along with raw brown sugar. Deep alcohol warmth after swallow with hop bitterness. Very tasty and well balanced, except for sweetness.
20107589 (244) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
honey and licorice aromas, appear amber with a small head. great sweet and bitter taste, and a fine palate
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Ruby orange with minimal head. Very boozy with a some mild hops and sweet malt. I imagine this would make an effective cough syrup. As a beer, I canít imagine ever enjoying this.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma alcoholic front, high pitched vibe, sweet sugary malts, hinted with red apple. 7-
Top: small rocky white cap.
Base: fine haze on amber gold
Palate : rough, dry alcoholic character, medium bodied, soft carbonation. Longer than average duration.
Taste: front rough. Secondary bitterness with sweet malts. Hints of honey behind.
Other notes not most balanced barley wine.
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not great. Sugar bomb. Candied malt, sweet finish and orange pour. Syrupy disaster. Had at Cask Days 2013.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very xmassy spice, big nose. A fuller mouthfeel for a cask, Cask Days 2013. A sipper really. Change of pace but dangerously high abv.
wheresthepath (1384) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle from Millets Farm Shop nr Abingdon. Pours copper with a middling beige head. Pleasant enough smell of summer fruits- strawberry and melon, perhaps. Itís on putting the stuff in your mouth that the problems begin. The syrupy texture fails to be relieved by a light fizz. Although the flavour is fruity, itís mainly dominated by sugar, like an extreme alcopop- it feels like itís dissolving your teeth! A lasting dirty deaf leaf bitterness does not balance the sweetness, but instead adds an additional layer of unpleasantness to the inside of your mouth. Overall then itís pretty grim, and scrapes a better-than-intended score only thanks to the pleasant aroma. I struggled to drink a whole bottle- quarter of a bottle might be better, but youíd still want a dentist on standby.
kryon (1023) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber low head
Aromas of caramel, sweet fruits etc
Very sweet with quite nice bitterness
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