Ratman197 (14704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of carmel, pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, grapefruit and orange zest with a smooth dry warming lingering bitter finish. BeerandBlues2 (13216) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours hazy and cloudy dark brown with a small, rocky, tan head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, citrus, pine), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of apple, pear, and alcohol. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/13/2007JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
Source: Brewfest, GABF
muddy dark brown, wispy tan head,
sweet oak and whisky aroma with sweet vanilla and dark caramel malt,
rich chocolate flavor, lots of brown sugar sweetness, warming, earthyness keeps it in balance,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
Tap at Blind Tiger Alehouse. Deep dark amber beer. The aroma on this is massive. Lots of big bright fruity hops. Intense chewy sweetness. Lots of rich caramel and a touch of sweet plumminess as well. Pine resin and bright fruity/citrusy hops. Sticky malts with a touch of light vineous character. Fairly chewy on the finish. This is a barley wine in everything but name. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Draft. aged in Wild Turkey Barrels. Ruby beer with a small light tan head. Rich molasses, malt aroma, woth some whiskey. Rich malty, whiskey flavor with some molasses. Full bodied. Lingering rich malt and whiskey. Alcohol present.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Whisky aroma. Dark coloured very strong in alcohol and hoppy with some dryness in a crisp and bitter warming malt finish. riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2007
This beer smells like whiskey. Plain and simple. Pours black with no head. Looks like motor oil in a sense. Many flavors come out in this one. I got black licorice, whiskey, raisin, dried fruit, roasty malt, and tons of alcohol. Extremely unique. Obviously is meant to be sipped because this is thick. Lingering alcohol and smoky sweetness is present. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
On tap at Stone. Reddish brown with a slight white ehad. Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Thick sweet palate. A big blast of alcohol taste transitioning to a caramel and fruit taste with a smooth finish. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Draft. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Lots of alcohol latent fruits, raisins, apple, citric. Bourbon warming and malty masking most of the original hop character on this brew. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Tap at EBF 09. Deep amber with a nice lasting begie head. Aroma is sharp strong boozy bourbon, oak, light vanilla, earthy and zesty rye, with sweet caramel malts, fruity and citrusy hops- hints of apricot and piney spruce hops. Flavor is boozy- bourbon, caramel and toffee sweetness cut with earthy dry rye malts, piney and spruce with more apricot and tangerine hops. Finish is a bit hot and the bitterness is toned down.