jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big big big oaky vanilla aroma full full bodied, sweet sticky some dark fruits clear golden fairly lively alcoholic warming oak juice...
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, molasses, rich fruit, floral, & some sherry notes; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, caramel/toffee, syrup, rich fruit, some spicy hops, and sherry notes; Warm finish; A bit too sweet - but pretty good overall.
monk191 (1937) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a bit better then we expected for the alcohol content. Pours a beautiful bright cloudy orange with a white head. Smells of orange and cream, pear and apple. Taste is very orange cremesicle with green apple and lots of boozy warmth in the finish. Had in the bottle.
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Nsanders (1112) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep orange with a white head. Booze, sugar, strawberry jam, and sugar cookie aromas. Opens with a fruity sweetness and finishes with a boozey aftertaste. Heavy body with a sugary feel.
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 12/25/16 í16 Vintage (Binnyís Plainfield)-41į in Snifter-Pours a murky orangish amber with a big off white head. Aroma of caramel, funk, toffee, and roasted malt. Taste of the same with a bit of alcohol on the back end. This full bodied brew is well balanced and is a nice sipping brew on a cold night.
eLieutebenant9 (1) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 3, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing taste, though a bit flat. Iíve held it for a few months before drinking.
JaBier (7656) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Crafted Drafts on 11/6/16. Clear copper pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, candied fruit, booze and oak spiciness. Malty flavor with spicy oak and sweet caramel accents before a candied fruit finish.
Palme (4484) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Wonder where I might have bought this one. It been in the cellar for a couple of years anyhow. On the pour itís not far off blurry, loaded with small unfiltered particles floating about, a medium sized greyish filmy head and a warm copper colored body. It smells a lot this. Really candy and malt heavy. It just smells super concentrated, thereís definitely a woody element in this also. Sweet sticky dried concentrated fruits, a nice warming alco dunst and tones of something almost spicy. A really hefty aroma for sure. Oh, itís no less in the taste! Really really sweet and sticky. Iíll even call it cloying. Sugary, really warming. Malt drops and a rush of syrupy sweet red apple concentrat. Itís thick and syrupy in the mouth and itís just below average on the prickling carbonation. It gets much more woody in the second and third sip. It kinda balances the sweetness with a oaky near pungent woody bitterness. The cloying shock settles after a while. Doubt Iíll be able to finish the whole bottle though, but a small glass was quite nice. 12.11.2016
RRG991981 (9) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very sweet, notes of vanilla and caramel, as well as a fruit I cannot place maybe apple, malty with very little hops. Smooth and silky, with a deceptive strength.
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coachd (747) - Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells slightly funky, chocolatey, oaky and boozy with a strange lactose quality even though that is not mentioned anywhere in the description. Unique see through light red color with virtually no head. Tastes very sweet - vanilla, brown sugar, no hops at all and a slight booze burn. Good, but I prefer a barley wine with some hop presence. Good low carbonation palate that is befitting of such a strong beer. I thought this would be better. I am aging a bottle but I donít know how it will improve due to its lack of hops.
MarcoDL (4622) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Slaters. Brown-ish pour. Aroma of lots of vanilla, oak, caramel, butter and ripe fruit. Full sweet taste of thick vanilla, oak, boozy caramel, pine herbs, malt and raisin. Tasty, would be even better with a lower abv.