ttroha (249) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Dark brown in color with white head. Aroma of malts. Taste of malt and a little nutty. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium amber with a moderate khaki head which fades quickly but leaves good lacing. Nose is faint, but notes of caramel and medium roast malt. Taste is smooth and has notes of malt and caramel. Finish is long and pleasant, with a creamy mouthfeel. Very good.
b3shine (5324) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent amberish orange with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates iinto sticky lacing. Smells solid; sweet and malty, but not cloying. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable, and drinks easier than its abv suggests.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter glass. Faded brown appearance like worn out leather and very little foam on top. Smells like liquor, brandy maybe, and plums or cranberry-raisins. Tastes like fermented fruit, assertive alcohol presence. It takes a while to polish off a glass of this stuff. Light side of medium bodied. Mild carbonation. This could be a nice beer to have at the end of a big meal or at the very least, on a full stomach. Otherwise, it's a rocky ride and the high abv doesn't hide itself in the taste.
jgb9348 (4695) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice crisp clear brown coloured body with a ruby-tinted body and a slightly muddied glow with a thin oily tan head. Aroma of alcohol, peat, chocolate, pit fruits, malt, ttoffee, earth, peanuts and a touch of light spices - very nice and fragrant. Full-bodied; Super rich chocolatey and malty flavours at first with a good raisin, fig and brown sugar flavour that really persists. Aftertaste shows a mellow and refined yeast bite with a good light fruit note, some mild oak and vanilla tastes and the underlying alcohol warmth. Overall, a very nice beer with the flavours hinging on an American Strong, but with enough complexity and depth to make it feel like a Barley Wine. Definitely worth trying if you can find this one, and even more so if you like Old Ales...or if you like Barley Wines, since this is closest to that! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 06-July-2013 for US$5.66 sampled at home in Washington on 24-January-2014.
Beerathon (1133) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A truly unique beer. Characteristics of a barleywine, but with a completely different malt sweetness and hop profile. I appreciate this brew for pushing my taste buds.
jandd1983 (2534) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a caramel brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of raisins and prunes with some spruced hops. The taste was malty, with caramel and hint of salt. It had a smooth finish and was an easy drinking for a big beer.
gschrade (590) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste alcohol/boozy, chocolate, fruity. I thought this was so so. I would skip drinking this again.
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Beergeek23322 (2226) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/2/2012. From bottle. Pours light brown with a tan head. Caramel aromas with malt, spices and light oak. Sweet caramel flavors with a bit of hops. Even though the alcohol content is high, it’s never overwhelming. Very good.
MarkSachon (576) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Wish I had a case of this delicious brew. Nearly perfect --- I wouldn’t change a thing with this recipe.