someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2011oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2017
pours ruby brown with a decent sized off white head. dissipates and leaves a nice thin film afterwards. aroma is piney hops. smells sweet. fantastic pine hops come out in the taste as well. sweet malts. goes down extremely smooth. very well balanced beer. highly recommended.
Bottled@SBWF2012 (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. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
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 (11917) - 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 (2415) - 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 (980) - 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 (5854) - 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. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Rich and meaty aroma with a discernible hop presence. Dark red body with a thick, lasting tan head. Effervescent carbonation visible. Moderate to strong hops. A tad on the dry side of balanced. Overall an excellent brew. The best I can recall having from Lakefront.