1979jdowens (5) - Gladstone, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good taste but a little tart at first, mellows as palate gets used to the flavor. Overall great beer.
KingCecil (1814) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home Thanks to jarivt for this bottle vintage ´07... It pours murky brown with a large white/tan head....The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee and fruity.... The flavor is caramel, toasted malts, sweet, brown sugar, figs, plums and toffee......citrus, bitter finish......
jar72404 (420) - USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours brown with thin white head. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is the same with some oak and nuts in the finish. Solid barleywine.
smith4498 (2641) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from John’s Grocery. 2011 vintage. Pours clear copper color with tan head. Aromas of molasses, dark fruits and oak. Sweet molasses flavor with plums and raisins with some oak. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.
pushkinwow (1371) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2007. Ruby amber with a creamy tan head that fades. Sweet, apple, oak, light brandy, figs, caramel, vanilla. Moderate carbonation, sweet, strong yet balanced and sometimes muted body, somewhat dry, oak, apricot, tasty.
Steasy66 (544) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 vintage. Orangy amber color with small white head. Smells amazing, sweet and buttery, toffee. Taste starts sweet, buttery, some wood, ends a bit hollow. Good carbonation. I think this beer is over the hill at this point. I need to try it fresher to give it a fair shake. I will rerate once I do. I think it will be great a year or two fresher.
Huhzubendah (2006) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jared. Thanks man!
The beer is clear and copper / orange hued, with a thin white head that generates fairly minimal lacing on the tulip glass. The aroma brings caramels, alcohol, malt, vanilla, and oak The flavor is enjoyable and well balanced, with sweet toffee and caramel candies. The beer has mellowed in the past few years but still brings with it a formidable sweetness. The feel is medium bodied with a healthy alcohol presence. Overall, a decent brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-23-2011
womencantsail (7104) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to RJ for the bottle. Pours a murky amber color with a white head. Nose of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toast, and mild fruit. There is a fair amount of oak and vanilla, too. The taste is very sweet. Tons of sugar notes, caramel, and toffee. A nice note of vanilla with some light oak, too. There’s a light citrus hop character on the finish, but I wouldn’t mind more.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the July 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled form a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, dark fruits and molasses. The flavor was tangy pine, strong toasted caramel, molasses, wood and pineapple. The finish was tangy and tart pine, grapefruit, caramel and bread. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.
beernovice39 (2785) - Montana, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a cloudy orange/red with a small off white head. Scent is sweet malts and wet wood. Taste is sweet malts, booze, wood and nuts.