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. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2009
On tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC. Rich aroma, berries, quite like a port. Fine look to the beer, amber colour with a thin lace. Astringent flavour of malt and fruit, yet leaves a syrup like smooth finish. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Blackish pour, big sweet flavor, lightly nutty, with a fresh, caramelly malt. Sweet candy corn aroma, chips. A touch of bitter in the abrupt finish. Strong, average. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
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. BeerandBlues2 (13199) - 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.
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Excellent. Hops and bourbon. Cool combination in this one. Better than Gordon barrel. Great balance of both flavors. 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. Ratman197 (14668) - 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. 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. ficklepixel (5) - USA - MAR 3, 2008 does not count
Nearly a barley wine in richness and alcohol content. Yummy malt, cloves and molasses with the breath of aged bourbon. Wonderful to drink, but also great to cook with. I made booster cupcakes with booster bananas foster. Also, a marinade/sauce for salmon.