GTAEgeek (1273) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a medium, tan head. The aroma is caramel, cut grass, chalk, and milk chocolate. The flavor is malty sweetness, with a nice mild bitterness in the finish. Medium body, a little astringent, and thick. Overall, this is a nice winter warmer, with a delicious low-level bitterness.
alliance100 (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours a murky amber . Aromas of dates and figs . Taste is burnt caramel , dark fruits with a bit of warming alcohol . Solid .
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improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Terminal Gravity brewpub in Enterprise, OR. Pours a dark semi-red brown with tan head. Aroma of candied fruits and malts. Taste is mostly malty with a somewhat bitter hop aftertaste. Pretty well-balanced. Sticky mouth-feel, not too heavy.
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods on Westlake, Seattle; 8.4% ABV
It pours a cloudy dark amber to brown color with generous creamy head. Mild caramel aroma, with a hint of mature apples. Good body, with moderate sweetness; strong caramel flavor, again a hint of apples which is not a positive sign, then the expected strong bitterness, and some hop resins; some nuts in the final.
Not bad, but unexciting.
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2009 vintage. Dark amber color. Aroma is tart citrus, toffee, honey, and pie cherries. Taste is tart pitted fruit, roasted malt, simple syrup, and citrus hops. Aging has added some oxidation. Fairly well-balanced strong ale.
minihame2 (215) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, reddis body with a tan head. Aroma has mostly sugar and malts. Pleasantly rich mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Taste is mostly bitter with a little bit sour aftertaste. This one is a pretty good winter beer.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: ruddy dark clay brown. single finger of taupe foam falls to a sheet of the same. No lace. murky.
S: Hops, cardboard, toffee, darker malts. Nice, almost well-aged barley wine nose.
T: Sweet malts have tones of caramel, spicy hops and some alcohol.
M: thin with hi carb. Initially feels creamy, then gets really carbed, weird. slick finish.
O: decent enough.
Serving type: bottle
Ferris (4966) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Toffee, bread, wood, booze and Christmas spices. Clear caramel with a light brown head. Candy like toffee and spice with a bitter kick. Burnt sugar and a very sweet pleasing winter beer.
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark red color one finger head with nice lacing down the glass. Smell is malty with some spices in there as well as woody scents. Taste is sweet caramelly and slight dark fruit flavors. also slight piney aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium to full. Very nice winter warmer
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown. Medium off white head. Just a little woody aroma. Flavory is.carmely amd bitter. Almost tastes like a scottish ale.
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle, pours a small head on a dark brown body. Medium mouth feel and low carbonation. The aroma is a bit of yeast and fruit. Nice warmth of alcohol and sharpness at the finish.