kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 09, 2012
Appearance: opaque rusty orange, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet brown sugar aroma, earthy, light fruityness
Flavor: huge malt flavor, sugary sweetness, caramel malt, well balanced bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some pecan, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin, light pecan. Sticky medium-full body.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Lightly-hazed Longhorn-orange ale with a short-lived, taupe head. Good retention. The aroma is a malty, hoppy mélange of roasted tree nuts, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit, earthiness, woodiness and resin. Medium to full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is boozy, more bitter than sweet and a touch abrasive due to what must be a substantial hop bill. Components include caramel, toasted nuts and earthy, tannic bitterness. Finishes bittersweet and a touch abrasive with lingering bitterness. I’m not big on American-style barleywines.
Travlr (7953) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thank you! Cloudy amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet toasted caramel. Decent.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber color with an off white head. Dates, caramel, hops, cookies. Flavor is smooth and well balanced. Nice caramel, dates, figs, hop bite at the end.
womencantsail (6860) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a murky amber color with a small khaki head. Sweet caramel and toffee, a nice nutty note, and some pine hops. Maybe just a little bitter on the palate. Fairly nutty, sweet toffee, bread, and caramel. A light creaminess, toasted malt, and citric hops an pine. Hint of booze on the palate.
adnielsen (6161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Darkness Day 2012 shared by Armin. Thanks! Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel, mild oaky, toffee, plum aroma. Somewhat fruity, toffee, light chocolate, plum/raisin, a touch nutty flavor. Pretty tasty.
Dogbrick (5993) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: Nearly opaque ruddy orange-brown color with a medium thick off-white head that recedes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Malt, molasses and dark fruit in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malts and nuts, fruit and earthy hops. The finish is hoppy with some pine and nut notes left behind. Pretty beer all around.
Ibrew2or3 (5745) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of newcigarz, pours murky amber with a copper hue and a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sugary sweet brown sugar coated raisins, spicy black licorice, prunes and a curry spice note that is unexpected. The taste is similar with sweet maltiness, a bit of roasted malts, raisins, prunes and dried apricot. It then flows into a mild tannin like tartness and an Indian dish curry spice note. Very interesting indeed with its curry like influence. Not sure I’ve had something like this before.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL from Gator Beverage in Gainesville, FL. Pours a muddy, deep tea amber. Medium yellowish foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is pretty rich bourbon, walnut, spices, vanilla, pecan pie. Taste is soapy, spicy, nutty, some intense lemon detergent. Odd soapy chemical pervades the entire experience. Very minty and papery overall.