Hanan (68) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Too much alcohol but a good strong porter. Chocolate dark strong. Touch more barley maybe than most porters. Goes down ez overall. Nice experience.
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OtisinAZ (1) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate, coffee, roasty malt wirh a nice body. Very drinkable beer. Love San Tan beers
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Roasted malts and some light sweetness. Clear dark mahogany with a beige head. Roasted malts, some dark chocolate and a pretty thin body. Expected so much more and was quite disappointing with this weak showing.
ElChim15 (2) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth and creamy, just the right amount of chocolate to make you swoon, I prefer to let it warm a little before enjoying
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample of the 2011 vintage at the 2013 Arizona Strong Beer Festival. Pours a cloudy black with a filmy head and inconsistent lacing. Semisweet nose of chocolate, very prominent chalk, and dates. Nice chocolate/malty forward with a somewhat dry chalk taste before a sweet fig finish. While I prefer this original version to the porter now dubbed Sex Panther, this barleywine was definitely showing signs of oxidation; I wish SanTan would brew a new batch, even if just for a limited release.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish black with a thin off white head. Aromas are mild chocolate, caramel, chalk and malt. Flavor is chocolate and some chalk and then a decent amount of malt and some toffee. Palate is a little thin for me, I would have liked this more had it felt heavier on the tongue. Overall, still a beer I really like and enjoy having around due to itís drinkability, but itís really just a barely above average chocolate porter.
blklab2007 (1863) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can poured a very dark brown bordering on black with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has chocolate malt, dark fruit, mild hop bitterness, and caramel. Mouth feel is light and there is medium high carbonation. Flavor has a malted cocktail. chocolate, mild hops, and some bitterness.
Caytinator (796) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz on tap. Not as aromatic as other barleywines, and relatively simple in taste. Definitely not my favorite, but drinkable in large quantities. I do taste many notes mantiones in the description but they are somewhat muted, lacks that warm barleywine "punch" Iím used to
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep garnet color out of the tap with a foamy beige head. For some reason I got a lot of cherry out of this beer, including a cherry cough syrup nose. Cherry syrup, smokey grains, bitter chocolate and a long dusty finish. Didnít seem like a barley wine.
JennyJam (47) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with decent white head that stays put most of the way through. Delicious malty flavors of chocolate, toasted toffee, caramel and even graham cracker and raisin/dates with a slight hoppy bitterness. Nice medium body and great creamy texture. Finishes quickly but doesnít dry out to fast to ruin the flavor profile. This is my first barleywine and it was delicous! I canít wait to have another!