dnstone (4084) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2018
Pours deep amber with off-hite head. Syrupy malty sweet aroma. Quite sticky-sweet barleywine-like flavor with some black IPA characteristics...pretty much as advertised.
Notes: on tap at the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Fest '12 Johnsense (1840) - - FEB 5, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2018 Nearly black pour, thumb sized head, specs of lacing. Aroma of toffee, whiskey, vanilla, lighter cocoa notes, dark fruits. Vanilla and whiskey up front, again some faint fruit notes, light cherry, toffee, fig, brown sugar. Medium body. ShivanDragon (4859) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2017
sample from bottle @ZZT 2017 at Benzai's, shared by ElManana, pours dark brown with a khaki head. aroma of caramel, brown sugar, grain, figs, bourbon, Taste of grain, rye, caramel, toffee, sweet malts, alcoholic, bourbon, dried fruits, a bit over the top for a barley wine-ish style, full body, still ok Maakun (7101) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle shared at ZZT. Almost clear dark brown with small beige head. Lots of bourbon, toffee, dried herbs, light grass. Lots of sweet malts, alcohol, walnuts. Oxidized dried prunes, raisins. Marzipan, more alcohol. Over medium sweet and bitter. Almost full bodied. DutchDrebus (6401) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ ZZT Fall 2017. Brown colour with small beige head. Smells sweet, malty, barleywine, chocolate. Tastes sweet, malty, raisins, barleywine. Full body, soft carbo.
Tide (4753) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2017
Draught at City Beer SF. Light brown color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, hops, resin, nuts, oak, dried fruit, raisins, a bit of pine and caramel. Bitter finish with citrus, dried fruits, hops, toffee, oak, resin, pine, nuts and caramel. Exquisite American strong ale. Fred82 (2334) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2017
Bomber. Deep amber small head shirt retention. Nose raisins and caramel. Some oxidation. Taste raisins, caramel, bourbon. Some oxidation. Finish bourbon and raisins. Pretty hot. Light spicy notes. Nice bourbon. Well balanced. Nice stuff. rouhlas (4056) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 9, 2017
From bottle shared at Ratebeer Best awards and bottle-share. Dark brown to black color with off white head. Malty aroma, bread, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits, raisins, plums, honey, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste. medium oily body with soft carbonation. hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
February 24, 2017. Bottle at home. DSG (15589) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
Murky brown with a one inch off-white head. Aroma is loads of dried fruits with figs, raisins and prunes, sweet caramel, licorice, soft roasted notes, a touch of bourbon.
Taste is sweet, malty, smooth bitter. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Finish is sweet sticky caramel, figs, prunes, licorice, bourbon, licorice, light roast, warming alcohol.
Aged with dignity, very good!
[1/29/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at the RateBeer award ceremony bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Brown. Vanilla, dark fruits, cookies, malt, caramel, sweet, rounded mouthfeel.