KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA: Dark sugars and tropical fruits--coconut mostly;
APPEARANCE:dark bronzed-brown, a tad murky, good fine light brown head with thin lacing;
TASTE: medium sweet, very little bitterness, no hint of sourness, very slight astringency;
PALATE: full bodied but n the light end of the spectrum so to speak, a little bit sticky, softly carbonated, longish sweet and slightly bitter finish;
OVERALL: very nice
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet toffee, caramel, light fruit, dry and bitter.
jkwood04 (3747) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown/copper with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee from the malts, some bitter hops, light oak, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty standard beer, nothing exceptional or really unique.
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, 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 (5937) - 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 (2083) - 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 (957) - 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 (1906) - 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 (1969) - 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 (861) - 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 (1073) - 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.