kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of mfielden. Pours a hazy dark amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, floral hops, light honey and earthiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with similar notes of caramel, floral hops, light toffee and spice notes. Generally medium body with a light boozy finish.
alexanderj (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A nice looking pour; a dark amber color with a small, but persistent head. Aroma was a nice blend of caramel, earth, roasted malt, fruit, citrus and a good dose of pine at the tail end. Flavor was a bit thin and unrefined, almost watery. A lot of earthy and pine notes, with a bit of caramel and a lot of alcohol. This might have needed some more time. Probably one of the worst I have had in the style.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 vintage. Ruby-red color with a small head. Aroma is excellent, sweet candied malts, mmmm. The taste does not live up to the smell. The taste is some candy sweetness but nothing spectacular. The mouthfeel is too thin and prickly. Overall, this one was not a bad beer but it was not a great Barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-27-2007 16:38:42
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The taste reminded me of Southern Tier Mokah without the chocolate/coffee notes and just or as hot as that brew given the high abv. My first Speakeasy and a pleasant one. It’s always dangerous for me when a high abv comes in a 6 pack.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a tan head. Sweet etoh latent fruit, plum, caramel apples, very warm finish. Citrus and some pine. Nice brew.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe ’07 Vintage, it says Kiss the ring 002 on the back, if that means anything. Bottle. Cloudy dark copper with, medium creamy white off-white head. Aroma is slight cardboard, alc, raisin. rich dark fruits, very full in the aroma, nice. Flavor is sweet but balanced dark fruit, much less oxidation in the flavor as well with alc, a light amount of bitterness, some pine. Medium to full body, creamy, with a little heat. A little hot, but overall I think the flavor and the body are quite exceptional.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 Bottle. Attractive pour of dark bronze with a firm top. The aroma is sweet and outdoorsy, but what follows is a thick syrupy drink. Rich with maple, caramel, and butterscotch notes, this is a thick drinker. (#3599, 11 July 2009)
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grassy hop aroma along with grainy malts accompanied by caramel, toffee, and prunes. It’s a dark amber color with a dissapearing orange head. Tastes thick with tons of caramel, toffee, and dried fruit. It’s balanced well by a grassy hop punch. A good American style barleywine.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a copper brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is floral hops with bits of caramel and malt in the background. Medium body with a moderately hoppy character that has some west coast IPA traits. Caramel malt and toffee sweetness for balance. The finish is hoppy with notes of spice and caramel on the back end. Decent overall.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This dark amber ale poured with a fluffy tan head and an alcohol and treacle aroma. The flavor is toffee, syrup and treacle with some raisin-flavored alcohol. This is the kind of beer that you either love or hate. I’m of the former persuasion.