radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 ounce bomber) Hazy brown color. Notes of caramel, oak and toasted malt. Taste is smilar. Sticky texture and full body. Has a warming finish.
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two-fingered white head that quickly vanishes leaving no lace. Almost clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Caramel malt nose. Flavor is sweet caramel malt , hops are way in the background. Very different from the 22oz OBD. High (11.1) ABV is hidden. Bottled conditioned 2/2015. $3.49 for a 12oz bottle from Julioís Liquors Westborough, MA.
VRH (56) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a nice bronze colour and greets the nose with tea, vanilla, & custard aromas. The taste is delicious and rich with pecan pie, dates, & pistachios. The palate is full bodied and the finish begins with black walnut & fruit, fading to hints of raisins and buttered toast. Delicious!
hawthorne00 (2812) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Darkish amber with a fat coat of light beige head. 3 Aroma of toffee, hazelnuts, raisins, figs, vanilla. A fair bit of overt alcohol. 7- Considerably lighter bodied than expected, very slightly syrupy. And the taste lacks a bit of bottom end grunt too. Nutty toffee, some dried fruit, oak and lots of vanilla, light spices with a whiff of booze at the end. OK, but a bit thin and very boozy for what itís trying to do. Maybe older would be better.
Luvystypotables (1055) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of malt and whiskey, pours a clear whiskey like color with no head. Sweet malt taste medium body with a mild bourbon like finish.
kidobutai (514) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Small, quickly-dissipating head. Watery color, if that makes sense. Definitely taste the higher ABV, like a scotch.
tfontana (156) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is rich bready malt with hint of chocolate. Appearance is gorgeous, clear reddish amber with small creamy off white head with nice lacing and light sparkle. Taste, like aroma is medium malty sweetness. Palate is medium to full bodied with thick texture with lively carbonation and nice, long, mildly sweet finish. This isnít a complex beer by any means but is very good at what it does.
nuplastikk (5067) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Wow. This is really a stellar Old Ale. Has the richness and depth of an English Barleywine, but more caramel and malt centered, luscious brown chocolate. Fruity, sublime ale yeast notes. This is a beer I had scrolled past, I had the older version years ago. I will hold it in high regard from this point. The oak really melds everything together perfectly. A malt monster. Excellent.
beechner224 (922) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass. Pours brown with little to no head. Aroma is malty, bread, a little of burnt sugar. Taste is malty, sugar, hint of molasses. Decent enough. Easy drinking for high ABV.
Mortlach (1281) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpump @Ma che siete venuti a fŗ (Rome). Honey color with a big and persistent off-white foam. Aroma is malt, caramel, some roasted notes, vanilla, ripe fruits, alcohol. Flavour is on the sweet side, caramel, brown sugar, little bitter end, a bit unbalanced, not complex as I expected. Full body, flat. Overall nice.
paintedmaple (534) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle...not one of my favorite styles, however his was quite tasty with a bittersweet malt backbone and a touch of wet dog. Nice dry finish and easy drinking for this style.