beermomz (20) - USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark muddy color from a bottle dated 10/12/12. There was no head whatsoever and lots of sediments floating around. Aroma was sweet, toffee caramel. It smelled sweeter than it tasted. I was surprised how hoppy and dry this beer finished. It is full bodied and the alcohol really comes through once it warms up some. I’ll put a few bottles aside to age for a while and taste the difference.
Smurf2055 (1255) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruby minimal head
Smell sweet juicy fig and caramel, bit of coco, toffee, raisin
Taste bread, caramel, booze, big classic barleywine flavors
Mid to fuller body
Smell great, everything else was only ok
gmb5127 (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I haven’t had very many old Ales but this is pretty good. Malty and sweet with a taste of alcohol.
kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquor s, Chicago. Pours dark brown with sediment. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, and raisins. Taste of dark fruits, toffee, and booze. Crisp aftertaste. Thick body.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brownish pour cloudy with a thin off white almost khaki head .... aroma of dark fruits, roasted light chocolate and chewy burnt caramel malts .... taste is of dark fruits, roasted malts, light chocolate malts, chewy burnt caramel malts with a light hoppy bite on the back end .... mouthfeel is very smooth and the abv is hidden well medium to full bodied ... bottle aged almost 7 months ..... finish is bitter and malty with a nice lingering bite on the tongue .... a very complete beer
jflopsu (401) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky red-ish brown with light brown head. Has a sweet caramel aroma, with other unique characteristics including some coffee, chocolate, malt and light hops. An excellent smoothy and creamy taste with caramel, dark alcohol, spices and some grains.
pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Murky dark reddish brown with tan head. Light caramel aroma with decent degree of hops. Same flavour, alcohol hidden. Medium body.
BLADT (73) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured dark brown. Sweet barely flavor. Syrupy in the palate. Can taste the alcohol on the finish.
chucklemation (283) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown ale with an off-white head. Has a pleasant, sweet aroma characteristic of barley wines. Taste is caramel, and towards the end of the beer there’s a stronger hint of sweet fig and syrup. There’s a touch of bitterness to further add to the complexity. I enjoy this, and I wonder how it will be after aging.
Shot (79) - Westerville, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas are sweet malt and chocolate. Upfront flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit with bready notes. Finishes with chocolate, licorice, nutty notes, and a lingering hop bite. Very complex flavors. Creamy, but peppery mouthfeel. Big and boozy. This is a delicious beer. It would likely get even better if allowed to age.
kerenmk (1887) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s. Thanks troubles. Murky dark brown with white wave. A little alcoholic, fruity and vinous aroma, sweet, vinous taste. Full-bodied, sweet finish.