Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of pine hops, caramel, and dark fruits. Pour bright brown with a small sheet of head. Tastes of sweet sugar, dusty cellar, and a dry bitter pine. Tasty and light Mouthfeel with a decent alcohol burn.
jeremytoni (2946) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a good amount of head. Light malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild malt and hop aroma. Hazy light brown color with a medium off white head. Sweet beginning that quickly develops a sharp hop bite and moderate alcohol burn.
tgncc (2740) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Intíl Great Beer Festival. Aroma of bread, fruit, standard for a BW. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, very sweet, The finish is sweet, with resiny hops. Medium/thick in body, oily mouthfeel. Good.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/2/11. 22oz bottle courtesy stevencon! Perfumey aroma of flowers, hops, brown sugar, a slight touch of dark fruits. Sweet entry of brown sugar, dark fruits, and flowers at first, but it transitions to bitterness and a bit of papery cardboard. Not bad, actually, but I donít love it.
Thisis12ptfont (807) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Big fruits and malty caramel on the nose followed by toffee and piney hops. Appearance is a massive dark shade of brown with a small foam head. Taste is a thick malty caramel with a pleasant leafy hop bitterness on the finish. Its a nice sweet, crisp full-flavored beer. There is a subtle hint of fruitiness in the background. Overall, this beer is full of well balanced flavors. With a pleasantly thick taste on the palate followed by a refreshing hop bitterness. Iíd give this an A+ rating.
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Let it warm up a bit and youíll have a thick, sweet, fruity, and hoppy nectar. Very complex and nicely boozy. Finally impressed with Widmer.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark hazy brown colour with a short white head. The aroma is wicked, burnt sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, pine, itís really good. The flavour is candied fruit, chocolate, orange rind, bitter hop finish. The mouth feel is slick. All and all very enjoyable but I kind of wish Iíd let it age a little longer.
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours dark caramel brown color with tan head. Aromas of pine, caramel, toffee and some citrus. Sweet toffee flavor with pine and citrus with moderate bitterness. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: pours a clear deep mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some fresh piny hoppiness and a touch of light fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet caramel maltiness with nice balance of hoppy bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish that hides the alcohol well. A pretty true to style and enjoyable American-style barley wine.