peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky rust colored pour with a fizzle of white foam. Deep caramel, toffee, plum, raisin, sweet malt, and a touch of hop bitterness. Taste is dominated by raisin and plum with complimentary sweet malt and some pine. Light mouthfeel. Okay.
pintbypint (2391) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From an aged 650ml brown bottle, ’08 I believe. Pours red brown, cloudy. Head dies fast, leaves a whitish ring. Nose has caramel/crystal malts, soft toasted malts, richer and deeper than expected. Taste of rich malts - caramel and toffee, toasty, grainy, orange notes and some sweetness. Some caramel in the finish and mild alcohol. Medium body with soft carbonation and lovely mouthfeel. A good aged barleywine.
ReverendMoon (128) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m very intrigued by the aftertaste on this one. Cannot quite pin it but it’s pretty agreeable. Detect some serious sweetness on the aftertaste for sure. Otherwise, a nice barley wine that will get you feeling pretty great.
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Vintage 2008 - Vinous and malts with some booze. Cloudy amber with a thin brown head. Candied orange and a bit of pine and huge malts. So well balanced with a slight bitterness to match the sweetness and absolutely stunning.
dlbeer (663) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Brownish red pour with off white head. Smells of wheat, malts and slight alcohol. Tastes of wheat and slight alcohol burn.
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NikkTwist (1395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. (Not positive if this is the standard version or the oak aged.) Hazy brown pour with a creamy tan head. Huge toffee flavors! Salted vanilla caramels. Chocolate pudding. Molasses. Raisins. Body reads too thin, though finishes creamy. Bit of bite at the end as well. Cinnamon. Black pepper. Despite the watery body (which could be unique to this pour/keg/bar) this is really good stuff!
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep orange with white/cream head. Deep grapefuit, candy, see toffee semll. Taste is warm caramel/citrus sugar taste. Solid.
aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice reddish color. Nice creamy white head. Aroma of caramel and american hops. Taste is caramel, raisins and american citrus hops. After a while a little oak character comes through. Very nice.
EpicALE (5) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and crisp taste followed by a Belgian style after-taste. Strong wheat presence.
Svesse (5898) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 5 July 2013) Reddish brown colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity, vinous nose with dried fruit, caramel and pine needles. Malty, fruity, slightly roasted taste with notes of black-currant, toast, dark fruit, burnt rubber and a generous spicy bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness and a light alcohol burn. Very nice.