BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2017
Boxed 355ml bottle (2017 version and 12.5%). Drank at the October Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting. Thin beige head, dark brown body. Barley Wine like in looks, aroma and taste: sweet, fruity and malty. Rich and interesting, liked it. gregwilsonstl (2615) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Brown. Alot of brown sugar and candy. Nice. Boozy. Tasted at TWCP w carter. zoucrew102 (2054) - - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle, 2017 vintage. Rich molasses aroma with sweet brown sugar, dark fruit, leather, tobacco and oak. Pours dark caramel colored with a thin tan head that has little retention and some lacing. Starts with rich molasses, brown sugar and dark fruit sweetness with a full body and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes extremely smooth with leather, tobacco and oak flavors with a bit of warming booze at the end. Wonderful stuff. MrTipple (6000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet chocolate, caramel, dark molasses. Clear, dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More sweet grain and bread malts, caramel, molasses, more chocolate, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful ASA, rich, complex and well-balanced. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, Canada Water. minutemat (5942) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
355ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, Oct 17. Pours dark brown, extremely thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel / toffee / syrup. Taste is slick, moderately sweet with smooth candy sugar, toffee, brown sugar, with a rich barley wine-like sweetness and some bourbon notes. Complex, layered, interesting American Strong Ale. Probably would've gone well with a cigar, and I don't even like cigars. This beer would probably turn me onto cigars.
omhper (25565) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2017
Keg at SBWF Clear mahogany colour, small head. Huge aroma of vanilla and caramel. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Molasses and oaky vanilla. Sticky caramel, toast and mild spice. Warming finish. nihtila (3870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle from Ales Unlimited SF as 2017 Stickee Monkee Vintage 004, enjoyed as a night cap in hotel in Ventura. Pours amber brown with beige head. Nose is burnt sugary sweet, sweet oak, toffee, coconut. Tastes very sweet, candied sugar, toasted oak, toffee, cigar, molasses, figs, dates, warming booziness. Very sweet yet can be considered nicely balanced, has enough body in it. This is how I like my slow sippers when they are not imperial stouts.