yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is solid overripe fruity and wooden. Dry malty accent. Fruity and light estery. Cherry like in flavour. Dry hoppy and fruity into the finish.
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2016
Draught at The Ginger Man, NYC. Hazy copper/ ruby beer with a decent beige head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, figs, biscuits, some toffee, resin notes. Malty fruity flavor, onion notes, caramel, resiny hops. A bit unclean. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Copper pour with a nice white head. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Caramel, sherry, brown sugar, and oxidation. Some apple, dates, raisins, and a hint of alcohol. There’s a touch of cardboard and grass to the flavor. Brown sugar, sherry, caramel, and lots of date and raisin. Some apple, a bit of citrus peel, and a bitter pine and woody herb note. Ferris (15336) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2008 - Vinous, sweet caramel and some oak. Cloudy orange with a rich head. Cotton candy, caramel malts, hoppy bitterness and a slight boozy burn. Great aroma, but for the age still a bit edgy. bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent copper with a white head. Aroma is fruit/spice. Full bodied. Flavor is amazing. Fruit. Decent caramel. Light vanilla. Hints of spice. Heat is barely detectable. It is lightly sweet. It is very flavorful. Everything is well blended - hard to dissect. Lovely.
Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2008
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel and light fruittiness with a dry bittersweet finish. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper with medium creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is caramel, pure sugar, vanilla, booze. Medium body, toffee, vanilla, booze, pine, bitter finish, good. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Snallygaster (vintage 2010). Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/cola, light Bourbon, raisin. Taste is sweet, raisin, alcohol burn, some vanilla, chocolate. Sticky full body, low carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
Draught at 6th Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw, grain, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grass), average yeast (sweat, barnyard) with notes of alcohol, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sample at Rattle N Hum. This brew pours a muddy orange color with a medium frothy white head that recedes gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, malt and fruit. The finish is malty up front with a lingering piney aftertaste. Above average overall.