AleRider78 (1133) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2017 hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not exactly what I expected, although I’m not 100% sure quite what I expected in the first place. Solid brew though. Malt comes through pretty heavy, but well-hopped enough to balance somewhat. Fruity up front, with a kinda smoky booze burn on the back end. Surprisingly easy to drink for a brew as strong and dark as this is. It’s not outstanding, but it’s legit for sure.
Pours a huge frothy brownish head, very bubbly and gives off nice dirty lacing. Has a coppery appearance with red hues. Very malty and hoppy aromas, with breads, pine and mild vanilla. Flavours are well balanced hops and malts. Citrus and light floral hops, toasty and nutty malts. Spices and notes of caramel also comes through. Alcohol is a little bit noticeable. Nice bitterness on the palate and good balance between sweet and bitter. Somewhat creamy. Slick and oily mouthfeel with a tingling, warming sensation. Great stuff!
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2017
[email protected]Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
(backlog). Amber colour with a small foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, some slight alcohol as well as some burnt sugar as well as mild toffee to it. Flavour is caramel, burnt sugar, some resin, mild dried sweet fruits and some slight herbal notes. Flavour hides the alcohol rather well.
A hazed reddish copper brown ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, treacle, light butterscotch, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, treacle, grassy herbaceous hops, treacle, light butterscotch, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle, 2 years old. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a deep dark amber color. Aromas of sweet fruit, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is spicy, hoppy, with a touch of alcohol. Beer finishes dry and sweet slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Nice malt and spicy hop balance. Sweet n spicy, caramel chocolate rye? Body still lacking for a beer of this style, but pleasant overall.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Clear mahogany in colour with a thin but lasting beige head, very nice lacing. The aroma is malty, some chocolate, pine and cherries. The flavour is sweet, malty, some bitter chocolate, alcohol and cherries. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter and warming. A weird Barley Wine type beer. The bitterness becomes too much as it warms. arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Amberish. Nose of malty caramel and some skunk hops. Flavor is sweet is caramel and toasted malt with some pine hops. Some candy and hops on the finish. Syrupy. Barley wine-like. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On-tap this pours an amber color with a frothy beige head. The aroma is decently hoppy. The taste is smooth and malty. Good flavor, well made. ganache (5905) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose is very sweet and malty with heavy caramel, some oak/bourbon and vanilla character leeching in, although I don’t think this is barrel-aged, and maple syrup perhaps? Maybe I just associate strong ales with BA now? Pours a mix of ruby and orange, supports a medium, dense and rocky tan head. Medium body with alcohol showing but not burning, flat in the body as well as flavor departments, caramel and fruit with a little final tongue singe, berry with heavy spice, a little wood, a little spice, earth. Touch sugary but not cloying. It’s bright and alive despite the utter dullness of mouthfeel, and there are some interesting treacle and burnt notes in the bg, but not many hops here, at least not anymore. Inching into English barleywine territory, intended or not. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2015
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, bread, old books, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of caramel, toffee, bread, brown sugar, and pine.