egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Poured a hazy amber color with no head, but a film of off white bubbles, that left spotty, sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of whisky, dried fruits, nuts, caramel malts, and citrus hoppiness. Taste of apples, some tart wheatiness, lots of caramel malt, cotton candy, bananas, spices, bitter hops and alcohol as well. I look forward to aging this a little more.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Purchased at Ronnies Bev warehouse in Forest Hill,MD)Man this is one hell of a strong ale! 22 oz. bottle. A complex array of aromas as it warms(coco-nut(reminds me of almond joys),Alcohol like a liquer in a way,fresh doughy malts,a touch of aging 6+ months.This is goin to turn into a really amazing sweet,share it with your buddies at christmas time ale.Great work guys and F*ck the man(as usual). Pete~
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Nice aroma of malt, grape, toffee and chocolate. Taste is still a little rough around the edges but youcan tell this is going to be a very good beer. Flavor is dominated by alcohol now but there are flavors of vanilla, orange peel, caramel, walnuts oak and apple. Thanks to Smutty brewer Keith Gosselin for sharing this and Table & Vine for having it on the shelves.
OldGrowth (2414) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, sweet. Pineapple, caramel. ABV hits you. Little grape, apple too. Little hazy, though I poured the last bit in a seperate glass and that had a bit more. No head. Bittersweet flavors. Grapefruit, orange, whisky, wheat is strong, bitter chocolate too. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Warming. Tasty brew, Smuttynose Rocks!
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is dark fruit. taste is big malt and fruit with hints of alcohol. Much smoother than Smutty Barleywine. Decent stuff.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Redbones, Boston, Ma. Wow, super sweet stuff. Plummy fruit, also some beeries, and some banana. Slight hints of vanilla and clove, with some noticable alcohol, this is way too sweet for me, but it was quite interesting.