jredmond (8965) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared with RB crew. Pours a thick murky brownish black body with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, raisins, chocolate and wood. Mouthfeel is medium to full with rich notes of molasses, maple, chocolate, oak, sweet malt, vanilla and dark fruit. I thought this was a wonderful barley wine. jbeatty (1267) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at Torst, 03/30/2013. Pours dark plum brown, little head with large bubbles floating on the surface. Aroma of roasted dark chocolate, caramel candy, musty malty sweetness, wood. Taste is sweet, chocolate coffee, light roast bitterness, vanilla, sweet barrel notes. Full bodied and smooth, alcohol not noticeable. Very nice, darker and more straightforward than the Back Room, still delicious. jtclockwork (17770) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of smoked raisin, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Medium body. j12601 (13484) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a murky ruby brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, toast, toffee. Big and sweet, loads of caramel, warm sugar, chewy malt, coffee. Very chewy, verging on cloying. Sweet caramel, roast and chocolate. theisti (4248) - Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
8 oz draft at Tørst, poured in a White wine glass. The pour is a deep brown, almost black with a think one inch khaki head that was firm and lasting. The aroma is big sweet malt, roast, almost char, and a decent amount of alcohol booziness. The taste is big on the sweetness, which shows as more of a chocolate caramel in the taste, though the more traditional malt sweetness is present as well. I also pick a wood - grain type flavor which is a bit hard to describe. The big booze is present, particularly in the lingering finish. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, though the mouth feel has some slickness which lightens the finish considerably. Low carbonation rate, and of course the sweet alcohol heat. I am not a huge fan of big, boozy sweet beers, and this was certainly one of them.
Maverick34 (3410) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draught. Dark brown to black opaque pour. Small white head. Malty maple syrup smell. Malt dark fruit- like a strong doppelbock. Very good dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours very dark mahogany with a small wispy yellow head. The aroma is filled with raisins, crem brûlée, chocolate, caramel, apricot, and cedar. The mouthfeel is decadent but somehow light. Super well balanced. On the palate it is sweet and rich. Yum.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jrgratz (117) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Tap at Torst.. Pours a viscous black with an espresso-like head. Smell is sweet.. chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is sweet.. baking chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark fruits. Slightly oily and full bodied. Real pleasure