Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Plainfield Hardware. Dark deep maroon, huge tan head, good retention for a barley wine, delicate lacing. Overall, a beautiful beer. Aroma of boozy caramel, pine sap and wood. Taste is butterscotch candy dipped in whiskey, with a biter pine finish. Nice.
Bebum (193) - - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, abundant lacing.
Full body, little flavor, fairly long on palate.
Dryish, mild bitterness, more evident in the finish.
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troupos40 (65) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of vanilla and bourbon. Thin white head, very tasty beer, 10% is hidden well. Nice overall
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind #11 - bomber
I think this rounds out the beer for me - canít find #12 (think my wife gave to my father in law - sonofabitch)
A: As soon as I crack this one I know this is gonna end well. Without pouring Iím going to guess either a Barleywine or an Old Ale - well aged and malty as fuck. Pours out a dirty brown ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of cream foam falls quickly to leave a spotty surface of the same. Canít tell lacing because I keep swishing this one. (4)
S: Yummy! Caramel malts, crystalized sugars, figgy pudding, slightest hints of apple skins, maybe some wood. Some brown sugar and molasses provide a near BBQ hint at the very finish. I canít seem to get enough of this into my face-holes. (4.5)
T: Oh yeah, this is good. Iím gonna go with American Style Barlewine at this point - heavy hops. The bittering hops are still very present. Still plenty of the above rolling over the palate, but add a bit of alcohol bite (unusual unless this is young in my experience...). I feel like theres oak on this - very woody. (4)
M: Medium to viscous with moderate to low carbonation. Leaves my palate slick like a loogie. Slightly warming with the ETOH. Nice. (4)
O: Iím really digging this beer, it seems to get better as it warms, and Iím all about a slow sipper. I feel like the hop intensity is barely too high for my preferences in a Barleywine (Iím an English style guy) but this is nonetheless is quality craft. (4)
Guess: Only thing I can equate to: OG BW by Stone - but probably not given the woodiness.
Reveal: The Vermonster by Rock Art Brewery - no wood - but excellent brew!
Serving type: bottle
warhawk91 (206) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, 2012 bottle. Pour is a deep amber, murky with a khaki head which is thin but long lasting. Good lacing. Smell is caramel, citrus hops, some pineapple and fig, and maple? Has an earthy aroma, a spice that's hard to identify. Taste is quite good. Lots of caramel dark fruits, sweetness that is pleasant but doesn't linger. The sweetness in the middle fades into a slightly spicy hop note which gives way to a cascade finish. I've had their Ridge Runner which to me doesn't qualify as a barley wine. This one does and is impressive. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Mellowing out for over a year I'm sure helped the flavor, still tastes like an American barley wine, and a good one.
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JBPortland (405) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 10/23 notes. On draught at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with a hint of orange. Nose is fruits, plum, bread. Mouthfeel is very malty, creamy. Taste is earthy, grains, malt, dark fruits, has some nuttiness. Finish is bitter plum with a bit of boozy warmth. Nice.
iab30 (3) - - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW 100 IBU. 10%.Need I say more... No longer available in My state (AZ)
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber pour. Aroma of dark fruits, raisans and prune. Taste is malt, bitterness and long drawn out hops. Complex smooth. Very good
mcclainc50 (134) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy amber color with a tan head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of malt, spice and fruit. Very malty at the start with fruit and spice noted in the middle and a slightly bitrer finish. Very decent beer.
DrSilverworm (4744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by dudeabide. Clear amber red color. Lots of particles in the body. Thin off-white khaki head. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter crisp carbonation. Lightly dry, big dark fruit, lightly spicy aroma. Lightly hoppy, some red IPA-type aromas. Moderate sweet taste, light spicy, light alcohol warmth. Solid big red ale.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with foamy off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells sweet, hoppy, and boozy with notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good, not great.