StefanSD (2247) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Levi. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that quickly fizzes away to nothing. The aroma is big, bold and complex with whiskey, toffee, vanilla, dates, anise and sherry. The taste, like the nose, showcases whiskey, sherry, dates, toffee and vanilla. The palate is full and viscous and the carbonation is soft. Finishes incredibly long with some lingering licorice character. Overall: First rate stuff, loved it
pushkinwow (2436) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from thomashall. Dark mahogany with a creamy light tan head. Sweet and boozy with some vanilla, toffee, light oak, plums, booze soaked raisins, mild carbonation and full bodied, quite sweet, boozy and dark fruit finish with a bit more oak coming through on the finish.
TheEpeeist (3683) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Murky brown with brief froth. Nose is caramel, raisin, soft whiskey and wood. Medium body with a soft buzz. Taste is whiskey butterscotch, apple, grass and bittersweet chocolate. The rye and roast overwhelm the delicate sweetness.
SudsMcDuff (7522) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
lunker? what is that? something to do with the anus? .. . booze, figs, vanilla, and rye .. mouth is a touch blasting .. boozy and strong but not overlly interesting .. . i wouldn’t age this .. . . That wicker chair looks uncomfortable as hell.
djd07 (7244) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong rye, bourbon, wood, vanilla. Medium mouth, strong whiskey, rye, dark fruit, very hot.
FlandersNed (385) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4oz bottle. Hazy brown hue with minimal foam. Big cocoa/chocolate, dark treacle, caramel flavor; whiskey was hidden until the fade/aftertaste. Full bodied and moderate carbonation.
jackl (6421) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Steel Toe. Deep reddish brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is rich, fat and sweet. Caramel covered plum, candied cherry. Toffee. Mellow accents of vanilla. Flavor of smooth, sweet cereal. Toast. Caramel and forest fruits. Nicely balanced, eminently drinkable. Fat and oily. Great.
Guerde (1261) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Having this as a birthday beer. This is the 2015 bottling which clocks in at 13.5%. Pours a muddy reddish-brown with a tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma right off of the bat is a big bomb of barrel, with charred wood, oak, and vanilla. There are also underlying scents of dark fruit with a bit of a Red Vines vibe going on. Once the beer warms more, the aroma flips to being more dark fruit prominent. I’m getting a good amount of dried cherries and some plum here with just an undertone of barrel. This is definitely an improvement. Flavor also has an abundant dose of plum with a prominent toffee character emerging towards the finish which is accompanied by the barrel. With further warming, I get a little hit of bananas foster (weird). The barrel gets a little rough towards the finish with a little peek of char that’s mixed with the booze and it doesn’t taste all that pleasant. The mouthfeel does get a bit sticky. Overall a pretty solid BA barleywine, which just serves to perpetuate Steel Toe’s reputation of producing consistently good beers.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7376-20150710] Bottle. Light fruity grainy malt aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet malty grains flavour has quite a sweet base. Medium body. Average. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o blankboy, shared with friends)
crajun (1123) - , Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bomber - aged 1.5 years. still not a fan of this style but I think I like the English (non hop) versions better. Got a vinous/sherry in aroma followed by toffee and dark fruits. no carbonation. nice mahogany color. Taste similar to aroma with some alcohol. Much going on, not my style
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks, Scott. Two years old, I think? Dark, murky brown pour with almost no head. Big aroma of whiskey, dates, prunes, caramel, light papery oxidation, mild anise, a touch of smoke. Sweet flavor; very sweet. Lots of residual sugars. Brown sugar, dates, caramel, candied prunes, some strong whiskey and black cherry undertones lingering in the finish. Woody with a hint of charred cocoa & oxidation. Not bad.