Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Big Bottle. Aroma roasty coco, coffee and some molasas in third pint. Chocolate milk colored head with some good lacing. Was little bit of a gusher opening the fliptop. Good lacing more on last glass. Crabinated brew with coffe roast the some chcocolate and some caramel thick molasas. Bready notes along with a mild shugar in the mix. Dry coco and coffee bean palate. Good brew intriging from start to finish. Plovmand (8616) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a dense light brown head. The aroma is fruity, barley, hops, toffee, caramel, ripe fruit and overall very intense. The flavour is barley, hops, intensive dark fruity and molasses. Creamy texture. Very good. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
Huge bottle. Note to the brewer: a swing-top should not be dipped in wax! Pours a beautiful dark red-orange with a huge tan head that collapses into rocky flotsam and generates heavy lace. Aroma is very malty: lots of toast and toffee, some chocolate, with nice hop accents of citrus and flowers. Chewy malty palate, rich toasty malts, toffee, chocolate with fruity accents and a moderately bitter finish. Big and malty and very tasty. I thought this was delicious! JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Toasty malt and cracker aroma. Dark brown pour with a nice head. Very toasty. The hops are somewhat restrained, but noticeable, and tasty. Very nice. Thanks Austin, egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Poured a dark amber color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, caramel, brown sugar, and nuts. Taste of caramel malts, tobacco, nuts, citrus fruits, molasses, grapefruit, and alcohol in the finish.
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Great aroma of mollases, fruit, and hops. A very different brew, yet it works. It pours dark brown with a minimal tan head. The taste is mollases, chocolate, toffee and bright hoppiness that balances out the dark sweetness. It has a very creamy body yet goes down light on the palate, making this an easy drinking but also a tasty and satisfying beer. Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of mar. Dark red pour. Welcome warm aged woody taste. Fantastic feeling. Taste is aged beyond belief and feels more like a woody beer than anything. Well done and leaves the feeling of a double that isn’t present at the start. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2010
#30 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 27-Marts-2010 hos Papsoe. Clear deep red/brown - offwhite head. Berries, dark fruits, high malty, smokey notes, burnes, ok hoppy, wooden, peppery, grassy. dmac (6457) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Waxed liter swing cap bottle purchased somewhere in NY by Jimmie shared on Superbowl Sunday. Poured a good looking muddy darker brown with a smaller foamy biege head. Aroma is nice with lots of syrupy chocolate up front followed by some more typical barley wine sweet malt notes like toffee, molasses, raisin and honey along with some thick grains that reminds me of a raisin bagel. Excellent palate that was medium to fuller with a slight syrupy feel along with lively carbonation that held up well for the age ot this beer. Flavor is just like the aroma with lots of chocolate blending in with sweet malt notes like molassess, honey and toffee along with strong grains. This is a solid beer and reminds me of a chocolatey barley wine, good stuff. JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Wow, what a great beer. Pours the color of a porter and not an ESB. The flavor is mild but rich. Malty with a complement of earthy hops. No one attribute dominates, but is balanced by the others. I will definitely buy this again if I see it.