mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white ring. Aroma is like buttered popcorn jelly bellys, so if that’s your thing then you’ll love it. (I do.) Flavor is caramel, butterscotch, and cardboard. It all sounds very strange, and its definitely past its prime, but I’m enjoying it.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Coconut and oak were at the fore...nose and flavor. Almond biscotti is a good descriptor too :) Weird brew but good. A little barleywine like in its presentation yet not. Some apricot like fruit in the flavor as well with very little hops. Likely a one timer.
tmongoose (1333) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared poured murky brown. aroma sweet malts roasted coconut flowery, boozy. this is an old bottle no date on it at all. but the flavors were still there.nice middle bitterness and boozy on the end. strong flavors I am hoping this is the way this one tasted when it was fresh. got the coconut on the front end of this one. quite tasty and strong.
AirForceHops (3298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle thanks to my buddy Adrien for sharing this rare gem. Ruby brown color with no head. Lower carbonation at this juncture. Aroma is vanilla oak, raisin, and English toffee.
Flavor is subtle and elegant. Mild oak at the front of the sip with raisin and a fig flavor toward the middle. The base has a ton of caramel and toffee making up the base. Hints of coconut but in a covered in caramel kind of flavor. The finish is sweet with more oak. The mouthfeel has a creamy feel which is unreal because of the low carbonation. I never had this new but it seems like it aged really damn well. Some oxidation with light hints of cardboard but doesn’t take any from the flavor. To me it may be at a perfect time to open. The ABV is so mellow that It is not detectable. It maybe slightly past it prime but still real nice sipper.
Scouser (239) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden copper color with little to no head or lacing, aroma of alcohol, oak and earthiness. Tastes like the bottle says, toasted coconut, almonds, and biscotti.
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle that I set aside to let it mellow. This really reminded me of a mellow, caramel laced barley wine. There is a hint of toast, vanilla and a faint hint of hop spice. Not bad and really no hint of the 11ABV at this point.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 5-29-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small semi-fizzy vanilla head with a short retention, transparent amber body, spotty amounts of lacing, fizzy, and fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is malty, oak, hint of pine hops, sweet, and alcohol. The Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, malt, lightly hoppy, alcohol, and a short dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium-full bodied. In conclusion, this beer is very quaffable, has an enjoyable flavor, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
Idiosynkrasie (3927) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Reddish copper colour with small, frothy, diminishing, off-white head. Somehow dusty, woody aroma in the foreground, hints of toffee, vanilla, coconut. Taste is moderately sweet malty, hints of bitter almond, some toffee, a touch of coconut; slightly biting bitter hop and hints of alcohol in the finish; slightly sticky palate.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, from Dilly Cafe. Shared with Alden and Andrew. Amber orange color. Minimal white bubbles of head. Virtually no head, no lace. Lightly citrusy. Kind of floral hop nose, but it’s very mild. Caramel malt, light spice in the nose. Flavor is predominantly caramel malty. More sweet taste, very little bitter. Bigger body, kind of sticky, with a dry finish. Alcohol doesn’t burn at all, but bites lightly in the finish. Raisin, caramel. Tastes way past its prime. Individual notes seem to have devolved into a muddled mess. I get little to no barrel notes, besides a little bit of vanilla. 4.5 years is way too long for this to sit around. Was probably fascinating fresh, but just a malty, sweet thing right now
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks fonefan for this bottle. Cloudy orange. Malty aroma with cookies, cookie dough, caramel, a bit of chocolate hints and woody hints. Malty flavor, a bit nutty, with dough, cookies and a faint note of weird acidity. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. A bit weird.
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle buried on the shelf. Dusty on the outside, lets take a peak to see whats inside. Shit, liquid, no dust. Pour is a dirty orange, wihte head. Caramel, bread, oak all over this mother f’er. Really cool oaky taste, some of the best oak I have ever had, not joken. Might buy another bottle.