bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, earth, and fruit. Flavor of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar, light pine.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: The Gimp
Date: December 24, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red
Aroma: lightly sweet aroma, earthy, touch of fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice fruityness bring a touch of sweetness, plenty of drying earthyness
Overall: chain me up in the cellar with this gimp anytime
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark maroon brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of toast, toffee, light booze. Taste has more booze, dark fruit, raisins, dates. A big beer.
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany colored pour with an off-white head. Big caramel sweetness, toasted malt, toffee, and some dark fruit. Some piney hops, a bit of grapefruit peel, and a touch of chocolate. There’s a nice malt and fruit sweetness to the flavor. Light pine bitterness, some citrus, and big caramel, toffee, and brown sugar.
Ratman197 (9055) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, earthiness, light toffee and light prunes. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, toffee, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering earthy finish.
daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown color, cream colored head. Molasses, dates, raisins, brow sugar cookies.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, rotted rinds, earthy, toasty, grains, and some floralness. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Some alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden.
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at engine 15. Dark brown with a little floating head. Lacey. Mild hop aroma. Brown style, licorice taste muddled flavours. A little cloying. Assertive carbonation.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 70. Draft at Taps, Summerville, SC. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of raisin, toffee, pale crackery malts, citrus. The taste is toffee, candied citrus, earth. Medium bodied. 100th Georgia rating!
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber, courtesy of markwise, pours with a murky deep mahogany looking body that has amber edges and supports a sixty second tan head. The aroma offers up nice musty sweet dark fruity esters, sweet caramel, thick sugary sweet malts and then a decent barleywine booziness near the end of the draw. The taste starts smooth with a sweet soft base of malts and caramel malts that support prunes, cherries and ripe figs. These notes slide toward the finish with an old school mildly harsh straight up booziness that makes me reminisce of the boozy old school 9% barleywines. I love barleywine.