Doghair (258) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful burgundy color with thick tan foam. Malty caramel aroma with a little spice. Sweet malt and caramel dominate the taste but the wheat is there too. There’s some hop in the finish along with a bit of coffee. Heavier smooth and slippery feel. Nice beer. The wheat separates it from a standard barley wine.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Oddly spicily hopped and malted...lots going on, some working together, some solo, some flavors seemingly pitted againts each other, but what you end with works. Not a lot to compare this too, even in the style. The only real flaw is the abv shows a bit, but it was definitely enjoyed."
DenverLogan (811) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a bottle with friends in a Walt tribute Dec 11, 2013. Pours brown-amber with head and lace. Aroma of caramel and wort. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of wort, sweet malts, powder sugar, bitter chocolate, bitter fruit rind, minerals. Overall big, bold with some cloying sweet notes and bitterness.
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a syrupy, translucent caramel amber with some lacing, white head. Nose is very boozy, brandy, some fortified red wine, a little grappa, some grape preserves, malt, caramel. Flavor is a little better, certainly more balanced, malt, a little wood pulp, orange, a little bananas foster, brown sugar, caramel, a bit of clove, a little bit of jam. Fairly smooth finish for 11% abv. My guess is, this beer is peaking now.
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, ruddy brown pour. All malt in the nose with some caramel, dried banana, and fig. Certainly on the sweet side flavor wise. Banana bread with caramel sauce and only a slight bitterness to balance things out. Warming finish. Not bad, definitely a dessert brew.
novice101 (308) - - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this after its been aged for a year, I thin the beer would have been better a year ago. The beer now taste like a malt bomb loads of caramel and sweetness up front. There isnt much depth but the beer is not very heavy and pretty drinkable, could easily finish the bomber
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. This is a pretty god one here, definite hop character to combatthe large sweetness.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the brewstravelers, thanks! Poured deep red with some yeast chinkies. Nose is toasty malts, spicy malts, smooth caramels, light toffee, rich bready malts, some citrus, cherries, dark fruits, dank fruits. Flavor is similar. warming, citrus, toasty, very faint roast, some rich spicy character. Really nice.
NeoHippie2 (1036) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of sweet malts, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Flavor is similar with some slight warming from the abv in the finish. There is some type of sharp bite in the finish as well that I can’t quite put my finger on but I’m not a huge fan of it. Decent brew but still has a ways to go to be exceptional.
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at my grandparents. Pour is hazy amber-brown with frothy tan head and great lacing. Figs, prunes, caramel, somewhat bready, grassy, banana and tangy aroma. Taste is red fruits, caramel, licorice, bread, grass, grapey, brown sugar, and raisins with a medium bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber courtesy of markwise. It pours with a ruby red to amber body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, molasses, prunes and dates with brown sugar sprinkled in there for good measure. The taste is similar with malts and molasses mixed with nectar like plum juice and dates dusted with brown sugar. It gets a tad hot here and there but pretty much to style for 11%. Nice sweet sipper.