cmc619 (492) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In Claremont, CA for short visit. Into Stolzle tulip glass from 750ml. Fine pour; a very deep brown with a light tan head that stands up for a bit, but settles to a perimeter of bubbles quickly, as with many barleywine-type high-alc beers. This beer exhibits depth and span on all fronts. Rich with fruit, but balanced by chocolate and port, and even some Coca-Cola notes. However, it doesn’t lose touch with barley--that underlying element is always apparent. Fruet is warm and viscous, but the alcohol doesn’t dominate (I don’t think I’d ever guess 15.5%!). Bottom line, it’s a beer of true complexity. One of the best super-gravity beers I’ve had.
Johnsense (935) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour, sizeable head. Slight alcohol warming while drinking this. Maple syrpu in aroma and taste, dark caramel, sugary, bourbon barrel prominent but not overpowering. Dessert beer, and one that needs to be sipped.. That 17% alcohol is noticeable.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ren’s bottle. Big beer, sqweet just like maple syrup sipper. Drinkable though a one timer, not complex interesting.
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Draft at Tap and Handle. Reddish brown appearance. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark malts and some light fruity esters. Similar flavor, heavily sweet with other minor complexities throughout. The alcohol is mostly hidden. A pretty good sipper.
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as barrel aged bois drank during Season 5 GoT E1. Pours a murkey brown, aroma of bourbon. Light medium bitternes, bourbon, complex.
Ughsmash (7280) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle as "Fruet". Poured a lovely shade of burgundy with a short, looser beige head. The aroma was rich, with deep vinous notes, dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon leading.. very strong peppery alcohol on the back of the nose.. dark chocolate and figs if you dig deep. The flavor found peppery bourbon and vinous notes on the tip of the tongue, with dark fruit jam, molasses, berries, and a touch of maple behind.. sweet bourbon, crisp oak, and jammy dark fruits on the long, belly-warming finish. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. very coating (in a good way).. great stuff!
maxifunk777 (14) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a complex tasting beer and has lots of kick hides the alcohol very well. The Bruery has done it again another all around great great from all aspects.
Art (2093) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BA tasting. Pours a clear golden brown. No head. Aroma of caramel vanilla light dark fruits. Taste is sweet and boozy. One of the better Bruery beers I have had.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There really is no flaw with this beer. Nose, look, taste... Really, a flawless beer.ccc
s_hartshorne (2109) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black good tan head. Aroma is choc dark fruits molasses taste same some bourbon great dark malts alcohol. Nice oily chewy body. Very good all round.
northropfrye (2458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks cards04 for sharing this. Very much like an intense sweet barley wine I would say. Probably more on the sweet side than I would prefer but a well crafted beer to be sure. I guess that’s why it’s called sucre because of how sweet it is.