Ratman197 (14082) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Drakes Barrel House poured a clkear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, brandy and light oxidation. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of brandy, toffee and light carmel with a smooth lingering brandy finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy copper-red with a finger of frothy white head. Fades medium with some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is full of brandy notes with sweet caramel malts, residual sugar, and some oak and booze.
T - Sweet caramel malts with some residual sugar and some brandy and oak. Through the middle, some booze and some stronger sweetness. The finish is a mix of brandy booze and some sweet caramel that lingers.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels a bit boozy and warming with some nice rich sweetness on the tongue.
D - Very drinkable. The Brandy addition here is really nice with the big barleywine base beer.