NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful garnet color, but lacking in balance and palatability. The abv makes this beer tempting, but what we're really talking about here is barley wine; great if that's what you're looking for, but calling this an ale is almost a misnomer.
---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.
BeerFunGuy (219) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This golden Byron beer has a lovely vanilla aroma. It has a strong bite but complex sweet flavors. The alcohol doesn't come through too strong for how high a % it is.
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JPDurden24 (1070) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red pour with a very bourbon heavy and toffee aroma. Taste is bourbon toffee and vanilla. Pretty good.
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SudsMcDuff (4672) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle .. . aged and cork .. . deep brown .. mild mouth .. . age has slashed this beer up .. . . i was reading the dictionary, I thought it was a poem about everything.
madmitch76 (9832) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. 2009 Bottle. Another much wanted beer landed by Bruce - cheers mate! Hazy deep amber - brown beer. Massive pale cream - tan head. Palate is light, crispy and semi dry. Bitterish dry wood and oxidised malt and mild cheese. Aniseed and alcohol spice. Finishes dry and bitter. Interesting but probably a bit past it.
mikem409 (1132) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. 2009 vintage thanks beau! pours murkey dirty red. white head. aroma is slight whiskey and malty bastard. taste has more barrel then nose leeds on to. finish is smooth loads of burnt sugar and caramel.
Leighton (6888) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (Vintage 2009) at The Others Tasting, London - big thanks to Bruce for bringing this one. Pours hazy maroon with a fine, off-white foam head. Some dry caramel and toffee in the nose, dry fruits, dates. Medium to big sweet flavor with toasty brown bread, caramel and alcohol-soaked berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming finish with light bitter earth, some torched wood, and toasty sugars. Tasty beer, pretty hefty.
jackl (2509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ THE Others Tasting. Thanks to Bruce for hunting this down! The pour’s deep red with a small off-white head. The aroma’s quite woody. Plenty of bourbon, some raisin, singed grass and cherry scones. The taste is sprucy hops, burnt wood and grass. Hot bourbon, caramel and vanilla. Sweet, malty profile. A touch of milk chocolate. Hints of spearmint on the finish. Full bodied, a sipper for sure. This drinks big, even for the out-sized ABV. Overall, a decent beer. Not completely dialed-in. Not a favorite, but interesting.
Scopey (3229) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle thanks to Bruce at THE others tasting. It pours hazy deep mahogany with a yellow-white head. The nose is wood, vanilla, toasted coconut, raisin, date, bourbon, varnish and spice. The taste is wood, varnish, bourbon, fruit cake, spice, earth, burnt note, nice bitterness and some alcohol warmth with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and sticky-mouth-feel. Fairly alcoholic, but pretty tasty indeed.
swoopjones (4192) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. bourbony vanilla notes, rich maltiness, caramel & toffee. BIG, rich & flavorful. Bourbon, toffee richness, not as boozy as expected at 11.5%, light wood aging. Delicious beer