MacBoost (1520) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a translucent brown with minimal head. Aromas of sugar plum fairies, spices and christmas trees. Tastes sweet with little appreciable hop bite. Molasses, brown sugar. Sticky. Dessert in a glass. Not a fan.
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
s/o to DrSilverworm for the share. pours cloudy dark brownish orange. Red? Purple? Who’s been fucking with my medicine? 1.5cm head recedes quickly to a tiny tiny ring. agitation restores it to a thin pancake. Creamy fruit and molasses in the nose. This smells gooooood. Mmmmmmmmm That is juicy. Extremely smooth and creamy. Fruity and sweet- molasses, too. Oh dude- thanks for sharing this one. It is good. 2012 vintage.
EtTuCthulhu (1377) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is a fairly light combination of clove and caramel malts, and the color is a cloudy dark orangeish red color with no head. The taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly umami, and mildly sour, and the palate mixes an average carbonation, medium body, oily texture, and a long finish.
Yorker (1604) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear reddish amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, oak, and vanilla. Flavour is caramel, toffee, vanilla, and some warming alcohol – with a slightly dry finish.
Mora2000 (5968) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Red-amber pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of oak, vanilla, caramel and maple. The flavor is similar with some strong caramel and oak notes, as well as some sweet maple, vanilla and a touch of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Bottle to snifter at World of Beer Tioga. Pours a reddish brown, clear, with nearly no head. Aroma of sweet hard candy, but if hops but heavy of the caramel malt. Flavor is toffee, biscuit, hard candy, dry oak, vanilla root beer. Plenty going on but super sweet. Slick mouthfeel with lowish carbonation. Not bad.
kidmartinek (3755) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whoa! Deep caramel color. Dense but small taupe head. Aroma is toffee with some caramel and oak. Flavor is woody, sweet, resinous alcoholic malt, but smooth. Rhubarb comes to mind. Very smooth and strong. Start, don’t finish with this.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep orange color with a thick and dense off white head. The nose is powerful with tons of overripe orange, lighter oak, and a little caramel sweetness. The flavor starts off with a bit of caramel but segues quickly into bold citrus notes, vanilla, oak, and a solid bitterness on the back end. Full bodied with lots of soft carbonation and a lasting finish. I couldn’t get over how much orange and citrus was in this brew. It worked really well overall and I would recommend this one.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! What a looker this is! Bold, dark amber in color with some vicious
carbonation that lifts slowly off the bottom of the glass, then by the middle of the
glass it begins a violent rush to the surface. This rapid carbonation produces a
wickedly dense, foamy off-white head that looks like frothed milk. Softly sweet in
the nose, it only hints at an alcohol presence. It’s very smooth and pleasant in
the mouth, dense in malt chewiness but not cloying - the alcohol and almost
earthy, candy-like hop and malt combo gives it a touch of dessert beer, while the
yeast and ,alts keep it real. It’s a very nice balance of sweet/sticky and hearty,
and very much like an old ale to be honest. The sweet malt stickiness really
hangs on the lips for quite a while. Heavily caramelized malts, a candy-like
experience on the palate... the mouthfeel of an old ale, and the hopppiness of
an American Barleywine. What more could you want? It’s hard to pull out any
oak from this, and perhaps it’s so subtle that it only adds to the softness. A
pretty slick, classy, sweet barleywine with an English body and an American
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Southern tier tasting at coles. Pours a dark red Amber with an off white head that laces and sticks around. Smell is hoppy and complex with flowers and definitely a big oak presence. Taste is immensely smooth. Oak brings everything in together. Mellowed out hops, caramel, light bitter finish.