wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 12/10/12 from a capped bomber bottle, this one has been in the cellar for a while, maybe from 2010. Pours cloudy dark auburn with a slowly building, cascading tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is full of caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, very toasty, with a light touch of herbal hops and a somewhat earthy yeast aroma. The flavor is the same, but not terribly sweet, with the hops showing nicely bitter on the back end. The body is very full with average carbonation and a very long malty caramel and bitter finish.
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at the Brewriver GastroPub in Cincinnati, Ohio on 12/05/2012 at 6:44 pm - hey, I kept the tag - This is a wonderful, effervescent, full bodied mahogany-hued brew that recalls the wild Alpine mountain goats!
Marheb (2001) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Février 2011): Les houblons sont bien enfouis sous une couverture de caramélisation autant en arôme qu’en bouche. Une certaine balance est installée avec une finale légèrement végétale et de douce amertume. La buvabilité est amplifiée par une effervescence endurante. Savoureux et confortable en bouche, délicieux.
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown / red color. Good khaki head. Good lace. Very nice malty hop balance in the aroma. Smooth, lighter carbonation, medium to bigger body. More dry texture. Nice big earthy hops, chocolate and light caramel malt aroma. Little candy sugar. Good mix of bitter and sweetness. Really delicious, enjoyable ale to savor. Love the hop profile here
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th December 2010
Hazy deep red - amber beer. Good pale tan head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Sweet fruit salad sweets with dashes of coca cola and a pinch of spice. Soft creamy malt base. Adds up to a sumptuous sweet and fruity beer. Finishes with a trace of aniseed alcohol and a carbonated nip.
Beerathon (1131) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The complex blends of malts and hops takes over your mouth is a wonderful way. Dark fruits notes in both aroma and taste. One of my favorite beers that Troegs makes.
DRBiser (27) - - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pretty, dark, coca-cola like brown color. But the head...oh the head. It foams into two fingers of creamy burnt orange. It's unlike any beer I've seen I would say?
Don't love the smell of this, but my mind changes all the time on barelywines. Dominated by sweet malt, hops barely in the background with such a domination by the maltiness, and an almost burnt TOFFEE taste. Not that you taste smoke or burning, and not that its bad, but it's that powerful
This thing is great, but it's a lot of flavor. Honestly when I first had it, I couldn't handle the heavy sweet malt combined with the dry hop. But glad I waited to review as I've come around - this thing is really interesting. Sweet toffee, a dry hops, and a heavy malt dominate the flavor. The hoppiness has a quality that's almost like liquorice. It's such a unique flavor I'm almost at a loss for words
I have to be in the right mood, clearly, but this is a big time beer. Troegs is the shit and have changed my opinion beer yet again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with some tan head. Aroma is very sweet hops. Flavor is hops with a lot of sweetness. Very nice beer and the higher abv is hidden incredibly well.
bobaidan (505) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a medium head of tan bubbles. Aroma is sweet dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is also sweet with fruit (prune) alcohol and a bitter finish. And excellent beer.
jjgmd (1402) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown color with a small head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Taste is light for a barley wine with the alcohol well hidden. All in all a nice sipper but have had better. quaff score 6 / 10