Pailhead (5243) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of toffee, caramel, light wood, and some oxidation. It pours a somewhat cloudy orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with caramel and toffee. The finish has some aged citrus hops and oxidation. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it tastes like a aged and oxidized Barley Wine.
dfearnley (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 12oz bottle to stange glass
Aroma of flowers, pine, caramel.
Amber pour with little off white head and a bit of lacing. Pine, and caramel, throughout with hoppiness at the end.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not my favorite style so Iíve tried to be generous. itís a great beer anywhere but Portland, here itís only good.
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty dark malt body. Rich and dripping with winter beer seasonings. Sweet toffee notes with raisin and caramel. Some brown sugar character and perhaps a bit of rye spice. Grass and orange peel.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy red brown. Light brown sugar aroma. Palate is light with a little caramel. Ok, but not exactly a warmer.
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper/ rust color with ivory sheen. Nice spicy caramel, pit fruit, toffee, floral, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Bittersweet flavors of spicy, grainy caramel, dark bread, herbal floral hops, with a drying bitter twang to finish--good
bhensonb (11785) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy dark glowing amber with a beige creamy head. Aroma is quite malty with some floral aspects. Med body. Flavor is an English ESB morphing into a barley wine. Quite nice.
BK7 (765) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A good winter brew. Lots of fruit and malt up front balanced out with the hops. Smooth drinking. Light bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn.
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couldy amber colored with a thin white head. Bitter hoppy nose. Crisp bitter earthy taste. Yumm.
Reid (1986) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz single from "Lifesource". S.Salem. $1.75
THis beer is listed as 8.6% on the bottle
Dark murky brown/amber ale with a lovelly thick light tan head.
Pretty hoppy aromas..resiny,spruce like type...a little caramel malt.
Despite the hoppy nose the flavour is full on chewy,toffee,caramel maltiness..hops you can feel them underneath..stopping this from being over sweet.
Nice palate..strong and smooth..very chewy.
Overall a very very nice malty winter ale.