WillRunForBeer (1996) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can from trade. Pours medium dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, molasses, booze. Flavor is burning brown bread, brown sugar, molasses. Some fruity esters too.
Chalumeaux (865) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Aromas of malt caramel fruit and bread. Taste is like a light barley wine with sweet malty caramel flavor.
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tallboy can into glass shaed with pal at club w, dark pour with off white head,m pungy malts, decent beer overall
alexanderj (3486) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured an auburn color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of fruit, candy and cleaner. A pretty subdued flavor; like a barley wine light. Some toffe, fruit with some pepper notes. Ok
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Brown pour with tan head. Malty, dark and sweet tones. Off tones everywhere this is not good.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What is this name a reference to? The ruddy brown clear color laces well with a small head that burns off nicely. Pretty strong aromatic hops in the aroma, some warm malts as well. Seems almost like an arrogant bastard clone, not quite as good though. I like the strong bitter taste and it marries pretty well with the hop selection. Overall a pretty good beer if you’re down with the style.
askewbrew (25) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served at recommended temperature on can (50F) in a snifter. Pours to a rocky beige head that laces well and lasts when given a little regenerative swirl. Color is a deep cherrywood red. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy, suggesting roasted malts, dark caramel malts and spicy/piney hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is much like an English "old ale", roasted, brown, and caramel malts with a balance of earthy hops with a dryish, resinous, boozy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly warming. Overall a very good strong ale that sits in good company with Pyramid Snow Cap and other such complex darkish strong ales.
Espo1 (35) - - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - chocolate with a light tan head
T - nice chocolate notes with dark fruits and hop finish
M - creamy with a dry finish
O - good beer that fits the style but is aggressive in the malt bill with bitterness and a dry finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (11944) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL can, pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out dry dark fruits, toffee, and bread malts. Flavour brings out toasted nuts, toffee, dry bready notes, and dry dark fruits. Dry, slightly tinny, toasty and bready. Drinkable, but nothing special.
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear medium brown with a small tan head with good lacing. Nose is malt forward, a little raisin, charcoal and wood, but no vanilla. Slightly floral but mostly resinous hops nose. Flavor is very sweet, almost cloying but I suspect it is because of the quite high gravity. It ends rather bitter. Heavy mouthfeel. Round but not oily - oatmeal? Lingers. Not bad but a little too sweet.