AirForceHops (5664) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from a trade with Lectvay, much thanks! Market Amber/ brown color. Aroma is nice ... Rich toffee malt, sugar covered dates, and light pine hops.
Flavor took me by surprise, very smooth. Pine hops do well to balance out the sweet dark fruits and caramel/toffee malts. The bitterness lingers for a good duration after the swallow. Very nice BW from a can!
Chalumeaux (865) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can thanks Airforcehops. Red to red brown with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel toffee and dried fruit. Taste is surprisingly smooth and sweet with notes of malt and bread and a nice alcohol burn with slightly bitter finish.
WillRunForBeer (1993) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by AirForceHops, big thanks for the Idaho tick! Pours muddy medium brown with a scant off white head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, wet cereal. Flavor is caramel sweet up front, deep molasses, licorice in the finish. A touch too much grassy bitterness in the swallow. Warm.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Coles Barleywine Festival 2015. Deep orange pour, sweet & rich maltiness. Little malt complexity, good flavor but a one trick pony perhaps. Decent
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour, off white head. Just a tad too much resiny hops for me, but not a bad beer at all. Lots of caramel and some bready notes....Just dial back the hops a bit for me.
drfabulous (5855) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can thanks to Lectvay. Big caramel and toffee notes. Some dried fruit. Some brown sugar sweetness. Alcohol comes through a bit, but it should at this level. Pretty nice. A sipper.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/VII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - BB: n/a (2014-703) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the can!
Clear red to red brown beer, nice smooth creamy light beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, cow stable, hay profile, fruity, jam from red fruits, hint of chlorine. MF: soft carbon, full body, thick chewy texture. Taste: very sweet, sugary, not cloying though, fruity, strawberry jam, caramel, some vanilla. Aftertaste: sweet, mandarins, soft bitterness, bit sour, resinous, hoppy, dried fruits, caramel, malty.
jcartamdg (2804) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Taste is malty with a big alcohol burn. Not as smooth as I’d like it.
TheHOFF43 (1979) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a nice brown with caramel and booze on the nose. Taste is solid, not overly boozy or hot. Hoppy, sweet caramel but good. Nothing standout but certainly drinkable, especially considering the abv.
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can via trade. Pours goldenbrown with a short lived beige head. Smell is sweet malt, caramel and alcohol. Nice sweet malt and caramel flavor. Strong hop finish. Too bitter for my taste. Very full, creamy mouthfeel.