MikeJslc (671) - USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper, clear, beige head. Aroma of nutty malt, toffee is restrained. Flavor of toffee, raisins, nutty notes, burnt sugar, leathery aged notes.
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Tide (1373) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Ruby red color, white head. Bittersweet taste with caramel, hops, barley, pine, nuts and berries. Bitter finish with pine and nuts. Excellent barley wine.
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Uno’s Hamilton during Philly Beer Week. The beer was pretty good. It simply did not stand up to Firestone Walker Sucaba, Founders Backwoods Bastard, or the 2 Uinta Beers that I had during this particular session. It would have been a standout if it was in the future sessions with the Weterbacher beers. Oh well
ellolovey (423) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber with a small foamy off-white head. Aro a of sweet malts, wood, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Taste just like the nose. Very sweet. Loaded with sweet malts balanced nicely by the hops. Very enjoyable!
Valgreen (407) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at unibaren, 1 / 6 2013. Dark brown, small head. Aroma, Sweet malty, wine like, plums. Taste, malty sweet, bit bitter. Oaky mouth feel. Great beer.
Johnsense (669) - - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, very little head, no carbonation. Strong aroma of tangerine and toffee. Lots of citrus up front in this one - Tangerine, Orange, caramel, alcohol, oak is present but not overpowering by any stretch. Fullbodied. Nice winter sipper!
pinkie (395) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and reddish copper with a scrumptious head of beige foam that fell to a thick cap and bewitching lace. Effervescing. Nose is strawberry, mango and sweet malt. Carmel toffee and as it warms sugar and molasses. Floral , oaky, and a little bread and butter. A musty breeze. First taste is sweet and then some. Juicy strawberry and mango and then the malt lays in it’s sweetness. There’s some alcohol warmth but on the second sip it’s alcohol on the palate. A touch of bitter to coat the throat as it goes down and some alcohol dryness. A bit of bread and butter in the dry finish. Body is thick and syrupy but also smooth and silky considering the candy sweetness and the alcohol presence. I am beginning to see why some people say that Southern Tier makes very sweet beers.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is a faint grain and oak. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla malt and oak with boozey finish. Good.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a hazy garnet brown. Tight off white head leaves minimal lacing.
S - Roasted caramel malt, doughy fruit bread, dark cherries, some tropical fruit.
T - Loads of caramel and toffee, caramelized brown sugar. Sugary cherries and fig brighten up the dense toffee while mild leafy and citrus hops breakthrough and add some spiciness. Bits of bitter pecan and pepper on the finish.
M - Full thick body, chewy and creamy at times.
Not sure how old this is buts it’s on the sweeter side of things, in a good way. Very rich and lots of complexity. This is more of a really well put together English Barleywine than it’s American counterpart.
Serving type: bottle
sfontain (760) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber, Andersons. A-holes next door are burning wood and I have my windows open, but here goes. Ruby-garnet pour, strong light tan head dissipates into a medium ring; very sparse covering; small head is revived with swirling. Aroma is vinous, oak, red-brown malt, some caramel, and evident alcohol. Big flavor with a moderately heavy dose of booziness; oak is evident here, and the alcohol is not well-hidden, probably just peeking over into the wrong side of astringent. Lots of frothy carbonation; not quite fizzy and not quite silky but definitely smooth. I’ll take Insanity over this in a heartbeat but this is in the same vein and very, very tasty.