CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 5/8/07: Clear copper orange with a nicely-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with a touch of oaky wood and oranges. Body starts fairly full and toasty pale malty sweet with a slightly drier finish that hides the abv well. Has lots of fresh oaky flavor and some light fruity notes. A pretty nice barrel-aged barleywine.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle from Beerdrenched; been in the cellar for about a year! Aging well! Nose of caramel and plums (not very strong); Rusty colored with a big glass-lacing beige head; Flavor of oak, bourbony alcohol, and dark fruit; finish shows off the oak and some alcohol.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At C-U Beer Club. Dark orange/copper with a fleeting fizzy head. Aroma of campfire, vanilla, dried cherries, molasses, hot toddy. Slight syrupy texture and medium to full bodied. The sweetness in the flavor was made less intense by the alcohol and wood. Not a bad drink.
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House when I stopped on the way to Dark Lord Day.
I assume this was left over from Gravity Head.
Very clear dark amber body with a fleeting off-white head.
The aroma is lightly sweet and begs for more complexity.
The flavor follows the aroma and adds some oak.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Indiana Microbrewers Festival from a bottle - Aroma of hoppy caramel, oak and leather. Pours transparent brown with a small head. Flavor is woody, caramel, vanilla and a touch of earthy hops. Palate is smooth and sticky with the alcohol hidden well. A nice BW.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy copper color with a medium off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is faint but has a wood and malty scent. Flavor is malty with a definite wood flavor to it. Finish is caramel with a definite alcohol taste. One of the better Schlafly offerings, although maybe not worth the price.
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, moderate head with solid lacing and retention. Aroma is wood, caramel, vanilla, light hops. Medium to heavy body with a fairly sweet finish. Alcohol hidden well. Enjoyable but not big/complex enough to make me go whoa.
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DLD.This was a very good oak aged BW and i was very lucky and happy i got to try.This had a copper tone to it and a very malty and sweet taste to it.The abv.was very present and the oak taste was there.CHEERS to the person who gave me a glass at the party.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 1046, special thanks to Beerdrenched for bringing this to the Chicago gathering in Champaign. Clear copper brown with a thin white medium lasting head that goes to a rim. Nose is mostly bourbon and vanilla. Just a bit of toasted malts. Taste initally has lots of alcohol but is crisp with lots of sugar and more malts. Caramel. Very good.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750 ml bottle, 2006 vintage) medium amber, generous white head that settle fairly quickly, some lace. Aroma is malt, caramel and whisky. Flavor is oak, caramel malt (slightly sweet) with noticeable alcohol in the finish.