probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Deep ruby-mahogany with a nice reddish-tan head. Rich, deep, lightly peppery malt, dark treacle and toffee, brown sugar and faint molasses, booze, green and resinous hops big, nice. Medium+ body with fine, relaxed carbonation. Deep, dark malt, resinous, peppery hops, brown sugar, dark dried fruitiness, so dark and spicy; sweet with big bitterness and a long, spicy / peppery finish. Big.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I shy away from barley wines, fearing them to be unbalanced malt bombs, but this one is so balanced, it’s delicious from beginning to end.
luttonm (4518) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, Seattle. Dark leathery mahogany, small foam. Cherry fruitness and roasty malt aroma. Ruddy, roasty body with a hint of alcohol and bite of hops. Dark grain, smoke and leather while still remaining pretty bright. Tasty beer.
dlovell2 (1722) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, brown sugar, dried plums, and herbal hops. Flavor is thick sweet caramel malt, dark brown sugar, molasses, dark dried fruit flavors and a pine hoppy finish. Thick syrupy mouth feel.
RedSox2004 (1623) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy reddish brown with a one-finger beige head and a thin veil of lace. Aromas is all sweet and fruity caramel with ample dried fruits and resinous hops. Big caramel and dark fruit sweetness up front with grassy and pine hop bitterness adding lots of life. Medium body, minimal carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a hoppy but boozy finish.
Ron (3547) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, citrus and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. The alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Maybe I’ll pickup another to cellar.
Jay_Dubbz (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Really nice take on the barley wine style. Smooth opening with a light hop finish. Hides the double digit abv very well.
--you've been Dubbed.
Erasmus_ro (2450) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a decent-sized, dark beige head. Aroma is lightly tropical hoppiness on the pour. Resin, caramel, pith, pine later on, from the glass. Taste is a lot of resin and caramel, pine too. Some orange, dried fruit on the finish. Full with fairly high carbonation.
DSG (11468) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvsn. Clear deep amber-brown with a nice stable beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuits and some stale hops. Sweet flavor, malty, with caramel, cookies, stale hops and a bitter finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Decent.
Aurelius (5030) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, ruddy walnut brown. Tight tan head. Bright, hoppy 2xAIPA aroma. Very nice. West coast hops, lots of darkish malting, sturdy bittering but I wouldn’t call it aggressive. A bit on the acidic side, but great balance otherwise. Maybe a little fruitiness. Tell ya what... sight unseen, I’d bet on a Uinta brew anytime based on what I have had to this point. Growler County.