hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from jsquire. Thanks, Jeff! Small tan head that mostly diminished, very little lacing, transparent, very little carbonation, and a reddish hue. Nose was malty, caramel, hoppy, dried fruit, and a hint of clove. The flavor was malt, caramel, hoppy, dried fruits, some bitterness, semi-sweet, some hints of the ABV. Fairly smooth mouthfeel and medium-full bodied. Very quaffable brew, nicely done, worthy of a try and I would drink this again.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/10/2010. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dried fruit, spices, toffee. Malt, caramel, fruit and spice flavors that are in balance. The finish have some sweetness to it. Very nice.
harrymel (515) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with deep amber character and a solid quilt of buttered cream foam. Smells nice. Toffee, leather, malts, coffee, caramel, more malt and a hint of oak. Nice nose. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic, not nearly as decadent as the olfactory. Malts and tannins and sweetness. Nothing special. Medium on full bodied with a light, touching carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer, nothing special.
TrappistenOli (295) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bernsteinfarbig, geringe weisse schaumkrone, süsslich (melasse) und fruchtig im aroma, feinherb im abgang, feine rezenz
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peteinSD (1174) - 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 (2269) - 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 (94) - 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 (1221) - Edmonton, Alberta, 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 (588) - 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 (1237) - 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 (282) - 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.