GreatDane1632 (696) - USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- very tasty beer, a little on the sweet side.
BVery (7450) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Slightly murky orange amber pour with a sticky foamy cream head. Toffee, bold oak, fairly sweet but drinkable, nice little hop bite late. Good stuff.
northropfrye (2454) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice juicy barley wine. Sweet, bready, dried fruit, not too boozy. Not too bad I must say.
charule (1475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from southern tier. Poured very dark red amber with beige thick lingering head. Aroma of oak barley roast. Light carb med bod. Bittersweet dark fruit raisin taste.
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. Clear, apple cider color with scant, frothy, off-white head, wet lacing / Rich nose of caramel & orchard fruit / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet but with good hop balance, bitterness lurking underneath / Flavors of fresh caramel, apple, oak, coffee, chocolate / Not up there with the best, but solid.
Chudwick (2346) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a tulip glass - sweet and oak. Smooth and dry are an odd mix. Berry intrusion. A fine beer. Balanced all around and not at all overpowering.
AndyReynolds (1030) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oak and brown sugar (how come you look so good?) some vanilla, some other stuff that one would find in craft beer...drink it and find out for yourself. It is delicious.
Beerathon (1449) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweetness from the malt bill. Hops are a bit subdued. Oakiness with whiskey/bourbon characteristics are evident.
Kita (1339) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 0.65l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Pours hazy dark brown with thin creamy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, caramelized malt,cask wood and some alcohol notes. Taste starts with smooth and rich maltiness, following is sweet and fruity with warming mouthfeel and moderate bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and average carnonation in palate. Superbly bold brew for cold winter days...
CanCrusher (721) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 28, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
0,65L. Sharing this one with Kita. Hazy amber red colour with creamy light brown head., that goes down fast and leave nice circle. Strong aroma of dried fruits, roasted malts, honey, cask wood and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet taste with long lasting aftertaste. Smooth in mouths, full bodied, oily with soft carbonation. Excellent beer!