TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer. Nice caramel, dark fruits and tons of well done hops and malts. Boozy and awesome. Enough has been said about this, I can’t add anything special.
Pterodiacetyl (35) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I'm having this after a long day of drinking. Not well thought out. I imagine with a few years of age this will be amazing.
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. At the barrel. 2009 in 2014 for the 5 year anny party. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with medium white head. Nose full of cheesy hops and dried fruit. Apricot mostly. Lots of hop flavor and aroma still for a rotted beer. Decent but still lots of hot alcohol.
ajnepple (1676) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle (2014) from Evergreen Discount, poured into a snifter at home. Ruby reddish brown, lightly hazy with sediment and a lingering tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma of alcohol, resinous hops, caramel malts, toffee, earth, pine and fruity esters. Similar flavor, strong, almost harsh, bitter, boozy and lightly sweet. Medium to full body, lingering, somwhat dry finish. Could use some aging.
rnunes75 (125) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal
winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category.
Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine
Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.
NotoriousJ (35) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage pours a deep amber color with a fine white head that recedes quickly with no retention. Aroma is of sweet caramels, roasted malts, honey. Rich malty flavor that mixes well with the intense bitterness. Really like this beer with a few years age to it would love to have another in 2 years guarantee it would be even better
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williamstome (756) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruddy brown pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of fruit and pita bread. Flavor of alcohol, fruit, toffee. Boozy and sweet, full bodied, sharp finish.
BadAprilia1000 (215) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Vintage. Pours a cloudy copper /dark amber. Very little head retention. Aroma on this beer is pretty profound. Smells of sweet malts, caramel, funky cheese, honey assorted berry fruits,, and a little bit boozy. Taste is pretty big. Notes of honey, caramel, candy sugar, roasted chocolate, cocoa nibs, pine hop notes, a slight nuttiness, and a little booze on the end. Very enjoyable. Very smooth on the palate. Very drinkable for an 11%-er could be really dangerous.
Niksko (268) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage on tap. Gorgeous ruby amber color with some fine off white head. Nose is stupidly grainy, smells like freshly milled malts. Some toast, caramel, honey, red berries. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, honey, grainy, red berries, some pine bitterness on the finish. This is crazy good.
Advocate_Ames (390) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4yr old bottle, 2010 early release. Pours a reddish copper color with a defined foam head that dissipates quickly to leave a soft ring of foam that hugged my glass. The aroma is rich of malts with sweet carmel malts dominating my nose. I also picked up on a weak old hop scent, booze, sugar, and possibly a weak fruit additive. In tasting I picked on a malts, toffee like flavor, sugar sweetener, and a medium to high level of booze. The finish was similar in the initial taste but it had a mild but kind lingering bitterness. Overall it was a damn good brew and age has been good to this bottle.
Doghair (242) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful malty caramel and fruit aroma. Taste is big and intense caramely malt. Fruit, raisins, a little coffee. Noticeable bitterness in the finish but it works with the sweetness. Excellent!