Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival 2015 Trip #82. Keg at Brewvival. Pours a hazy orange with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spicy, green hops, raw malt, toffee, whiskey. The taste is toffee, citrus hops, caramel, mild bourbon. Medium bodied.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a dark amber color with an off white head. Bourbon, caramel, wood, vanilla, some dark fruits, and chocolate. Some alcohol in the finish.
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013: The beer pours a dark brown color with a medium thick light tan head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oaky bourbon and coconut. Some hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful appearance, deep red, off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Smell is heavy on the base beer, nice hoppiness, herbal, woody, bourbon is there, plenty of caramel and vanilla. Flavor is like a normal Bigfoot, hoppy bitterness still cuts through. The barrel is mellow in flavor and adds some booze to the alpha acids. Nice tannic notes are added to the dry American barleywine base. I honestly am not always a fan of reg bigfoot but the barrel aging melds with it it just enough to make it better..
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Caramel colored pour, decent sized white head. Lacing is prominent. This beer is a mess IMO. Overly resiny, barrel notes almost taste like the damn thing was aged in pine trees. The booze doesn’t help and the damn thing got worse as it warmed. Maybe a few YEARS in the cellar will help? Im not hopeful though.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
cloudy amber, scant off white head, sweet caramel malt aroma with earthy hops, big sweet caramel malt flavor well blended by sweet vanilla, nice touch of oak, long earthy bitter finish that grows,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark amber, vanilla on nose, toffee vanilla taste, bitter dry finish.
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Sierra Nevada, Chico, CA.
Cloudy deep amber colour with a small head.
Sweet and dark fruitiness and sweet syrupy notes in the aroma.
Strong dessert wine flavour with alcohol warmth and sweet fruity hops. Super tasty. A truly great dessert beer.
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... GABF ’06... Mostly clear golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Lightly grainy aroma with notes of honey, wood and vanilla. The flavor is a swirl of toffee, alcohol, oak and whiskey with moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Lengthy, alcoholic, drying finish.
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is candy sugar, oak, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with rich malt and candy sugar with boozey finish. Very impressive.