eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger in NYC. Poured a deep orangey brown, ok head for the abv, even some lacing on the way down. The aroma was fruity, grapes, sweet malts. The flavor was white grapey fruity, caramel, candy, rich, alcohol a little sharp, yet the zing finish was somewhat balancing to the sweet malts. The mouthfeel was full, a touch sticky sweet, not bad, though.
reggiedunlop (3581) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma has dusty apples...hint of a white wine. Flavor is sweet and fruity...apple forward...mild vegetal notes...light brown sugar. Mouthfeel is full and syrupy with a caramely/sugary and leather finish.
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent reddish color with copper tones and a slightly off white head. The nose has lots of sugar, caramel and some light citric hop notes. The flavor has burnt caramel malts, lots of sugar, a resigny oily hop and light citric note. Full bodied and syrupy, a touch oily and a bit off carbonation. Has some balnace and is drinkable but overly sweet and a few unpleasantries.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at brewpub. translucent amber, large bubbled white head. Nose is peach, caramel malt, light earth. Very burnt sugar, lots of caramel malt, light orange candy sweetness through sticky finish.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a beautiful deep ruby with a medium-thick tan head. aromas of candied orange, candied dark fruit, pineapple upside-down cake. flavor is tangy, lots of pineapple, orange, dark candied fruit, alcohol warmth, bitter hops. finish is warm and bitter.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. 5 oz flight. Pours honey amber with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of scotch, barley, honey, malts, sweet fruits, and bread. Fuller bodied with velvety, warming mouthfeel. Sweet, crisp finish. Excellent barley wine.
malrubius (2320) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Time to catch up before BCTC. Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Throwdown. Thank to everyone who brought great beer and ribs and pickles and everything! Orange amber. Fruity hoppy orange spicy aroma. Fruity caramel nuts orange spicy aroma. Good.
italarican (1538) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark bronze with moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Some initial sweetness of caramel and malt turn to a fruity hoppy finish. Slight alcohol rush at the end. I don’t know. I definitely could drink this, but I think my deScription is more exciting than the beer itself.
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy brown with a small head. Aroma and flavor of sweet acetone, sweet fruits, and sweet malt. I really couldn’t get anything more out of this...and I didn’t care for it either.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(PPSG09, growler, thanks Shadrach) Hazy copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some caramel, plum. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some alcohol. Sticky full body, some acidity.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
PPRBSG09. Bottle, pours a dark brune body with a tan head. Chewy caramel malt with some unrefined sugars and a mild etoh warming. Light oak and dried fruit. Decent.