matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime with me and joel. deep brown, tan head. huge rich malty nose. flavour is deep rich and complex. the hops are still showing near the finish. materfully crafted. this is drinking really well right now. thanks for the share jeff.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
8th January 2011
Very dark brown opaque beer, good creamy tan head. Light licorice nose. Dry palate. Licorice dark malt, a little fruit. Alcohol spice and a bitter dry finish. Found this hard to get down, disappointing.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve been waiting for a while to see this on the shelves, $13. Dark black color with a large rocky head. Smells like chocolate at first then hops, not bad. The flavor is very hoppy barleywine, caramel, alcohol, fruit, pretty smooth and definitely a barleywine. I am debating whether or not to pick up a couple for aging because I think it will be nice but it is also kind of expensive.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-07-2010 04:24:39
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big chewy caramel, chocolate and toffee notes with a dry woodsy hop bitterness. Carbonation is right on and helps to keep this big beer from being sticky at all.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I’ve been laying this down for a while, but can’t stand it anymore. Gotta open it. The pour should be used as a prototype ... sexy and alluring to any beer lover. Dark black with a concrete topping of tight light tan foam. The aroma, too, is as enticing as it can be ... rich with roasted malt and inviting sugars. This drinks with an amazing richness, thick with syrup, and a unique woody spiciness. Not for the feint of heart (or palate), this one will put me down nicely for my afternoon nap amidst Hurricane Sandy. (#4808, 10/28/2012)
_angst_ (2084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours very dark amber with a creamy mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving both lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with sweet dark bread, caramel, vanilla fudge, alcohol, peppery wood, roasted coconut, toasted malts, toffee and hints of burnt cookies. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with dark bread, caramel, burnt cookies, vanilla fudge, moist wood, cocnut, orange peal, prunes, raisins, alcohol and hints of pine. Mouthfeel is smooth, round, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge. grapefruit rinds, grass, resinous wood, roasted coconut and hints of sweet liquorice candy. Great stuff!
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a darkest brown with thick head of brown foam. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Taste is slightly woody malt, chewy with caramel, leather, toffee and prominent licorice. Some cocoa there as well. Alcohol is very well worked, only slightly warming but not harsh. Finish is long and tongue tingling with a beautiful mix of hops and dark fruit accented malt. Exquisite and has certainly benefited from aging.
larsniclas (5186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Dark brown with a beige head.
Sweet and vinous aroma and flavour with prune and figs.
Surprisingly light body.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at blind tiger. Pours a deep, hazy brown with a reddish hue. Aroma is fruity malts, light booze, oak and light hop. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice hop presence, and notes of caramel, syrupy malts, fresh nondescriptive hops, and sugar. A light burn in the finish and after taste. But I like it.
GRM (2687) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, savoured July 20 2012; eye: dark ruby, clear, tiny ring of dark brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, chocolate, resinous hops, light burnt barley, light cocoa, alcohol; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate, soy sauce, resinous hops, light burnt barley, light cocoa, alcohol, caramel, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of alcohol, full body, average carbonation, quite bitter, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 10,2 %, savourée le 20 juillet 2012; œil : rubis foncé, limpide, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, chocolat, houblon résineux, léger orge brûlée, léger cacao, alcool; bouche : orge torréfiée, chocolat, sauce soya, houblon résineux, léger orge brûlée, léger cacao, alcool, caramel, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon