BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another score from the state store. Yep, the best beer I’ve tried from this brewer. Bottle, XII anniversary bwine. Nice translucent mahogany color....small tannish head that hung around for a bit. Classic big malty caramel nose with some piney hoppiness to boot. Big bitter hop bite at the initial taste that subsides to allow that toffee/caramel malt presence come through. Nice mouthfeel...adequate carbonation...pretty good. I couldn’t find much to not like about this. I’ll let some sit for another year or so and revisit.
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Bottle... Clear ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Fruity, malty nose. Well-balanced, malty flavor. Medium sweetness... toffee and caramel. Medium bitterness... pink grapefruit. Mildly tangy. Not overly boozy. Medium-bodied and lightly oily with soft carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish. Thanks to scraff for sharing!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jordan! Dark crimson, thin creamy light tan head. Nose was full of caramel, toffee, pine, and dark cherry. Well bittered flavors up front with more piney notes blending well with sweet caramel and dark fruit tones. Medium bodied and oily, soft carbonation, dry, fruity, bitter-sweet finish. Not top of the line, but a good tasting BW none the less...
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 2004 bottle. Pours a murky brown with tan head. Nose is sweet, roasted caramel malts and brown sugar. Flavor is more of the same with a decent bitter finish. A well balance BW, but with a hint of metallic in the flavor.
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2007 I’ve always rooted for this brewer, with their eco-friendly techniques and their attempt to brew beer in the wasteland of Utah. But until now, I had never really cared for any of their brews. This, the 11th anniversary barley wine however, was quite tasty. Medium to deep brwon, hint of ruby, slight head, quite clear. Aroma of pine resin with rich toffee. Flavors dead on match, loads of toffee and pine. Thick and rich, but straightforward in nature. Perhaps a bit of a one note beer, but a good note. NOTE: 11 month old bottle of the XIII is really good, perhaps a bit more complex than the XI. A consistently good experience with this series.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uinta 10th: This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of off-white colored foamy bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a semi-transparent brown colored body. The aroma was vinous malty hoppy bready and doughy. The mouth feel was tingly from the start and vinous in the finish. It had a strong vinous malt spice flavor.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
XII Bottle: Dark ruby mahogany color, tan head and excellent lacing. A bit roasty with a strong hop character and alcohol in the nose. The flavor is metallic with a large body, lots of alcohol and the hops create a lack of cohesion between the body and the sweetness while the alcohol takes bites out of your palate at the same time. Meh.
Earlier Rating: 6/8/2003 Total Score: 4.1
NABA BeerFest 03: One of the best beers at the festival, went quick. A very malty character to complement some of the sweet/alcohol undertones. A giant amongst midgets at this beer fest.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Intense malt character. Toffee, casramel, more chocolate than you’d expect in a BW, and raisins. Small, if any, hop presence noted. Different and I like it.
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep mahogony color w/ a light tan creamy head and some nice lacing. A nice spicy hop aroma with a good amount of sweet toffees and sugarz. The spice makes it seem like something i’ve had before but I couldn’t place it. Palate is fairly well caoted lightly oily. Flavor is pretty dry hop some light resins piney w/ some light fruits and a nice amount of spice. Very one dimensional flavor. Could have used a bit more carmel malt in the falvor in my opinion.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
XII - Deep garnet center with a small bubbly rim. Aroma is rich, but slightly subdued. Malty caramel aromas, light brown sugar, toffee and some various other hoppy spiciness. Flavor is nicely English, extremely malty with light hoppiness, chewy mouthfeel. You could make this into an all night beer.