mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma is dominated by malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, as well as a bit of roasted malt.
Ratman197 (9014) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, pipe tobacco, light cherrry and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, cherry, pipe tobacco and light earthiness with a smooth lingering cherry pipe tobacco finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. The aroma has some anise hints and a little burnt rubber present. Definitely an English-style barleywine. I also detect some weird phenolic character, too. Transparent amber body with a smallish off-white head present. Starts sweet, and becomes a little rubbery with some significant anise qualities. Becomes a little fruitier later on. Finishes with some caramel hints. Ethanol hidden well. Full-bodied and sticky. Not a fan of the anise flavors, though.
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice rich and luscious brown and amber coloured body with speckles or ruby, brown and coper colours throughout. Aroma of a ton of elements including figs, juniper berries, caramel, toffee, apples and pears - all very strong. Full-bodied; Strong potent alcohol warmth up front with a backbone of a ton of malt, pit fruits, a light hoppy note and some very subdued herbal tastes. Aftertaste shows nice complex flavours with the alcohol and pit fruit flavours the strongest. Overall, a nice beer showing some good characteristics, a fresh taste and a very worthwhile beer to drink if you can find it. I sampled this pint on draught at Pete’s Brass Rail in Danville, California on 19-March-2011.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate and molasses aroma and taste with a roasty finish.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours black with a thin tan head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor, heavy on treacle with some raisin and a dry finish. Very nice.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma is dominated by malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, as well as a bit of roasted malt.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazed deep orange amber with a thin yet lasting off white head. Aroma is a real nice smooth syrupy sweet caramel, toffee, crystal malt- without being sharp or metallic- decent hop balance- big bready toast as well. Flavor is sweet molasses, tons of nutty malts, thick sweet caramel and burnt sugar, ok hoppiness in the end for a moderate bitterness- and a very silky creamy finish. Nice!
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught, 2007 vintage) Pours a cloudy burgundy body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, brandy, and vanilla. Flavor of toffee, caramel malt, cherry, wood, and raisins.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours an almost clear orangey brown with a small, beige head. sweet nose of chocolate and licorice. Quite full-bodied, wood and overripe fruit, sweet brown licorice allsorts. Warming alcoholic finish, but not much hops to be found. 100709