jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours caramel brown. Nose and taste oak, bourbon, toffee and caramel. Nutty. Full body.
Pailhead (6377) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate raisin, vinous notes, toffee, bourbon, and a hint of maple syrup. It pours hazy orangish-brown with a minimal head. The flavor starts with toffee, raisin, and a touch of honey. The finish has light maple syrup, bourbon, and faint vinous notes. Itís medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 10 East
Since I love extremely sweet beers, and extremely sour beers and extremely bitter beers and...well...this was extremely sweet and it was really nice. Vanilla and dates, some bourbon soaked raisins in brown sugar and caramel sauce. No hop presence noticeable. Itís not cloying in any way and itís not boozy which are both admirable. Comes across like an English barleywine, but I can definitely see an American Strong Ale too.
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a bit of funk coming off the nose. Old ale with a slightly sour element works out pretty well but I wouldnít get it again.
stevoj (3774) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít remember much about this one, but I do remember I liked it and it was good. Brown and nutty, silky body.
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at bottle share. very rarely to barleywines impress me, but this one was spot on amazing.
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy deep and rich brown with offwhite edge bubbles. Nose of rum raisin, bourbon, funk like a saison, cream. Taste of rum raisin, toasty sugar, bourbon, rich and decadent. Slightly funky too.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big Strong beer. Lots of huge malt characters with added oak and good hops. One big beer.
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the Beer Heads bottle share in Falls Church. Pours a hazy dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of carfamel and butterscotch. Flavors of apricot, fig, oak and vanilla. Smooth, somewhat sweet finish.
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a WHOLE lot different than the base, bcause the barrel still is the preveailing component. Maybe a little smaller with a quick earthy shot and touch of tart, but you really gotta work for it. Worthy addition