Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is really rich and strong. Taste of fine nuts, caramel and a bit of cola. Not too hoppy but the bitterness is in the Bach. Great all around!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nick76 (4334) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is chocolaty, malty, coffee, and molassesy. The appearance is light brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a papery quality. The palate is smooth with delicate bubbles. Overall this is just slightly better than so so.
TheEpeeist (3667) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy brown with a foamy beige head. Nose is raisin, plum, grape jelly, wood and mushrooms. Medium body with a lively tang, slightly sticky with heat. Taste is tobacco, toffee and plum brandy.
wxman (1658) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is molasses. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttery maple and molasses. Smooth and well balanced. I have never encountered a 10% ABV where the alcohol was so well hidden. didn’t taste it at all. I guess that makes this pretty dangerous during sessions! Very good effort.
Travlr (18624) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Muddy brown color, tan edgenhead. Aroma of very earthy, woody spirits. Taste is dry, earthy citrus and malt.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber split amongst friends. This is was just too much to handle. Way too sweet and somewhat unbalanced. Perhaps some aging might do it some good.
RyanK (265) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks a lot different than the regular version. Appears a little lighter with less body. Still brown, but the head is white and quick to fizz out unlike the more creamy regular. Not much like the regular at all, but still a decent brew. Smells of maybe pruins, dark cherries basically a barley wine with dark fruits. Taste is better because it has a solid caramel malt to balance with the fruity-alcoholy barley wine taste. Finishes with a bite not bad especially considering I don’t meet a ton of old ales or barley wines I like.
Reynolds314 (3089) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
How do I reach these KEEEEEDS. This beer is awful. Dont fall for the cute dog or the decent ratings its not good. tastes like straight rock candy. Thats the only flavor overly sweet rock candy. Not an old ale at all but maybe somewhat of a barleywine.
Ernesto987 (5163) - Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another fucking abortion by smuttynose. Tastes like stale caramel candy and nothing else. Fuckyou
maxwelldeux (4268) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an interesting beer. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a moderately small head. Smooth inviting aroma to it. Slightly heavy on the palate initially, but finishes easy.