mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap for Hard Liver ’12, pours a cloudy orange amber with a small head. Aroma of toffee, liqueur-covered fruits, candied sugar and booze. Flavour of booze, brandy-like liqueur, caramel malts and toffee. Full-bodied, complex and well-balanced. Very solid. jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 Bottle- pours amber gold with white head- nose and taste of rye, whiskey, caramel, toffee - medium body Ferris (15426) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle - Nice caramel and some nice vinous barrel notes. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Lots of nice Woody notes with caramel and a sweet Woody finish. Nice sweet and Woody bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear copper body with a medium beige head. Aroma of grain, subtle cardboard, caramel, grass, and toffee. Flavor of roasted grain, caramel, toffee, and molasses. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Draft at sb. 2011 keg, aged in tsmp control continuously ever since. Pours a murky bright medium amber with a dense and creamy light tan head. Big sweet delicious nose, caramel and oranges and fruitcake and cake batter and a bit of creamy frosting too. Sticky thick body with light carb fighting through. Dark caramel, treacle, oranges, bananas, carrot cake, and frosting on the mid palate. Long sweet finish. Luscious.
Sledutah (7529) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
GABBF 2013 AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Appearance: Clear golden/brown with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors of toasted malts, brown sugar and citrus
Very good, clean
Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Fest 2011. Foggy amber color/ fleeting head. Mild to medium strength vanilla, pit fruit, whiskey, wood aromas. medium bodied. Sharp pit fruit flavors with whiskey, toffee, mild molasses, bitter twang to finish. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle: Vintage 2011. Deep amber with copper hues, clear and vibrant, moderate frothy head, sand colored, with spotty lacing. Big whiff of caramel and toffee, not too sweet, some biscuit and slight saltiness. Big malty rye start, warming, caramel and toffee follow. Slight touch of whiskey and also salted taffy. Not hot at all, but still has a green bitterness about it. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Finishes with a husky maltiness, sweet and caramel like. Lingering rye whiskey flavors. Good, but could use a bit more body and caramel sweetness to counteract the alcohol and husky finish. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Courtesy of 5000 via traderiversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, and light aged citrus hops. It pours a hazy brownish-orange and a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. The finish has aged citrus hops, vanilla, and just a hint of oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation.
On cask. Super sweet nose, tons of residual sugars, cloying, crystal malt, caramel, toffee, fruity notes, more sugar, alcohol. Still dark amber pour, no head, lace. Flavor is cloying and sweet, tons of sugars, almost like not fully fermented out, earthy hop, black peppery alcohol, more sugars. Syrupy body, hard to drink.