mansquito (4451) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a copper color with teenie white head. Then aroma is fruity and boozy. Taste is pretty bad a first, but as you keep drinking it gets a little better. Lots of booze and malt flavor. Same alcohol content as 211, but this is a lot better.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a semi-clear dark copper with a small white head that dissipates quickly, and some lacing.
smell is of malt, pear, peach, some floral, and some caramel.
taste is thick, dry, tart, sour, malt, grain, some citrus, and some caramel, ends dry and somewhat bitter.
puboflyons (2705) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 1 pt. 0.9 fl. oz bottle marked L.67287. The pour is a slightly clouded copper with practically no head or lacing. The aroma is ridiculously sweet and malty. It’s like smelling a caramel flavored ice cream sundae. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is wickedly sweet to the point of extreme but these are sweet malts and a huge dose of brewer’s sugar I would bet. You would barely know you are drinking an 8.2% ABV beer until you feel it a bit later.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Butters. Bottle poured a golden amber body with an off-white head. Smells like caramel corn. Taste is cracker jacks. Palate is just hopped enough to give some semblance of balance.
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled side-by-side with the low alc version. Pours a clearish burnt orange color with fading light khaki head. Cool label and reasonably priced. Very sweet caramel and vanilla with a hint of fruity hop. Good brew.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by bgburdman. Pours a clear deep amber color with a smallish soapy white head. Aroma is malty, toast. Flavor is malt, toast, caramel, light fruit notes. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished sweet. Decent, didn’t think this was any were near as bad as I was expecting or as the avg would indicate.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Abraxas on South Beach. Pours a very cloudy orangish color with a small whitish head. Aroma is full of sweet caramel and some nasty multi vitamin aroma. Flavor is really yucky. Sweet, caramel, chemical flavors, and as others have noted some really odd vegetal character. Didn’t even finish half a bottle. Gross.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber orange with an off white creamy head. Aroma is caramel, vegetal, lightly fruity and toasty. Taste is more vegetal weirdness, caramel, some raisins and brown sugar, not an assault of alcohol like most of their other beers.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 647 of 2007 thanks to MuenchenerKindl bottle poured into a snifter produced a nice tan head that turns to a nice thick lace that slides down the glass . The body was a murky reddish brown in color.
Sweet aromas of caramel malts, sugar and some molasses’ come up from my cup.
Flavor are very sweet malts a good sipper some vanilla and butterscotch come thru as well as I sip away at this. Some bitter to this as well there is still some hops to it A little syrupy but there is some carbonation to it so it is bearable.
After shoveling out my car to day this was the perfect time to break into this bottle. This is very enjoyable as I warm up sit back and a movie. A good barleywine very easy to drink
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a cloudy copper color with a fading soapy white head. The aroma contains some caramel and some cooked veggie presence as well. The flavor is a little odd contains some malt with a caramel presence but something is off in there. More of the cooked veggie thing I’m guessing. This is kind of like Yuengling on crack. None of the alcohol is really detectable. Overall I expected worse but still not that great.