Jabic (745) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Ar: Sherry, almonds, and strawberry leathers; dark, raisiny caramel. Ap: Deep ruby and clear; no head, a few large bubbles. T: Lots of sherry and strawberry leathers; very oxidized; alcohol is fairly clean; rose, sherry, and thick fruit leathers on the finish; bitter alcohol. P: Medium body with nearly no carbonation; medium finish. O: Just too much oxidation; hard to see what the beer once was. djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy brown with a small off white head. The aroma is vanilla, oak, candy sugar, booze. Thick body, candy sugar, vanilla, wood, boozy finish, very nice.
Sarlacc83 (2467) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from MOTOTODDHEAD. THANKS!
A: Dark mahogany bordering on black. Foamy creme colored head.
N: Toffee, a little oxidation, some caramel, burnt cherry, fig and raisin, prune. Sherry and brandy. Peppercorn and earth. Damp leaves and a hint of cardboard. Saw dust and a touch of cola.
T: Still quite sweet, but it is breaking down a little.
M: Heavy, oily body, tingly carbonation, some alcohol.
O: This reminds me quite a bit of Pelican’s Mother of All Storms. Still holding up, but I would drink it if you got it. Mine is starting to oxidize with a hint of cardboard, and I can’t imagine it will get much better. (My last bottle was extremely oxidized.) slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
manages to be both sweet and hoppy, but more sweet in the end. a thoroughly enjoyable barleywine for a more than reasonable price, too! "bittersweet sherry" from the label is a spot on description, a little hop kick before a sweet finish. Nice smooth full mouthfeel."
jandd1983 (4720) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a copper color with a beige head. The aroma was of caramel, cherry and light alcohol. The taste was sweet, with caramel, some alcohol and faint cherry. Very nice.
Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Clear and mid brown. Minimal beige ring. Raisin in the nose with some chocolate. It tastes hot. Big malts and some harshness. Heat. Darker pitted fruit. Expected oxidation. HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
From notes, bottle received in one of my first trades. Sweet dark fruity, caramels, a bit of a vineous component. Touch high on the booze, but a tasty beer. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. From notes. Loads of toffee, caramel, dark fruits and a little woody hints in the end. Ferris (17776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Sweet toffee and booze. Clear caramel and no head. Toffee, chocolate, candy and a little booze and heat on the throat. A wicked and strong beer. Lothore (649) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, muddy, mahogany hue with little to no head.
S- Extremely sweet, lots of brown sugar, dark fruits.
T- Sweet, brown sugar, figs with a harsh bitterness / alochol burn at the end. Fairly dry.
M- Thick with medium carbonation.
D- This was an extremely enjoyable brew to sip on. I split the bottle and think half is all I could handle at a time but I really enjoyed it.