mpersinger (327) - , California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009 reserve on cask in brandy sifter at pub: sparkling clarity in ruddy brown pour, mild carbonation. Brassy caramel malt and fusel alcohol aroma. Floury nose with complex caramel malt flavors blunted by harsh alcohol in a too-thin medium body, some oily hold on rim but not ’legs’.
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Big fruity alcohol aroma, malty, warming, caramel, very nice.
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is yeasty and caramelish. Light fruity. Sweet and dense caramelish with a light hops fruity note. Bitter, caramelish and dry finish.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2007 Thick and rich in appearance, texture, and flavour. It has a deep, slightly reddish brown colour and it is somewhat cloudy, giving it a different and memorable appearance if not exactly ideal. it has a nicely laced, long lasting, frothy head that is indicative of the thick & frothy, but not fizzy, texture. The flavour has a definite sweetness to it, but this wonderfully offsets the strong, rich, full bodied flavours and the hoppy bitterness. Heavy duty, but also very drinkable and memorable.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a murky brown color with red highlights. Head was thick and off white with decent lacing. Smelled of raisin, port wine, and molasses. Thick, full bodied mouth feel. Very sweet on the tongue with lots of raisin flavor accented by molasses and light brown sugar.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Dark amber; min. head. Aroma and flavor of Scotch wood, bitter fruit rind, molassas & booze. Very rich with significant bitterness. Some funky tropical fruit rind finish lingers. Big, flavorful but a bit rough.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown copper with creamy off-white head. Caramel, toffee, and alcohol aroma. Thick sticky palate. Sweet brown sugar, molasses, and caramel taste.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 3rd St. poured a cloudy dark reddish brown with a lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit and some vinous notes. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark fruit, carmel and light toffee with a smooth warming bittersweet finish.