bhensonb (15515) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Purs very dark brown/amber with a beige head. Smells sweet and hoppy. It’s sweet and full bodied. Mildly carbonated. It is hoppy. Starts more sweet than bitter, but it becomes bitter as the sugar washes away. Killer ale!! Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Draught at Piece Brewpub, Chicago. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Sweet malty. Barley. Citrus. Toasted. Cookie. Light alcoholic. Light wooden dry notes. Cocoa. Berries. Nice. crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
Draft. Amber pour has a nice malt sweetness. Hint of tartness citrus and spice hops. Nice. deyholla (11914) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a brown hue and a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a sweet apple with backing sweet grains, caramel and a hint of toffee. Flavor is quite sweet with caramel and cookie with backing light fruit and alcohol. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Tap at Piece. Cloudy brown pour wtih a very small beige head. Aroma is sweet, wtih toffee, fruit, syrup, brown sugar, zesty oranges, lemons and some dark dried fruits. Flavor is sweet and spicy. Hops shine through in this one more than I anticipated in the nose. I really enjoyed this. One of my favorites at piece.
JaBier (8132) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
On tap at Piece. Hazy amber/brown pour with a medium beige head. Hoppy nose that’s slightly messy with some malt at the end. Grainy and caramelly malt flavor with some alcohol before a citrusy hop finish. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2007
On tap at Piece. Poured a dark, translucent plum with a light off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma picked up lots of sweet fruits, caramel, and other toasty dark sugars.. very sweet and very seductive. Flavor was of very heavy caramel and dark fruit at the base.. other sticky, toasty sugars, floral bitterness, and a bit of alcohol bite toward the back.. quite tasty! Creamy with well-placed floral and fruity bitterness. Great stuff! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich brownish pour, touches of glow in the body show fiery light, but darker overall. No glow on the edges with a frothy tannish head, sits and laces small, a decent ring overall. Aromas are mellow oak and spirit, gentle sweet caramel, toffee, and oak. Touches of vanilla, spirit, and sweet toffee, touches of cherries. Initial is sweeter, full bodied with a healthy dose of cherries, sweet caramel, moving into gentle oak, spirit. Offering sweetness, a medium bodied that preaches caramel, toffee, toast, and touches of dark fruit. Gentle orange, mellow sweetness, spice is minimal. Fairly sweet, but balanced for the style. Solid, but not what I was necessarily looking for at dinner. Big brooding and firm, good flavors, rich darker malts, but not into the roasty realm. A true winter sipper. vyvvy (6574) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
Sampled at Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition Fest along with Beerdrenched. Pours hazy deep orange with a frothy tan head. The aroma has cotton candy sweetness, toasted malt, tobacco and green hops. Full body with some fizzy carbonation. The flavor starts with toasted grainy malt with a moderate amount of sweetness with some fruitiness and grassiness. The finish is very sweet with apparent ABV and caramel. Okay barleywine. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Had I not been told differently, I might’ve pegged this as a DIPA. It’s amber colored with a small frothy head. The aroma begins with pine and grapefruit, gradually allowing caramel and alcohol to work their way out. A bit light bodied, but it presented a nice warm caramel, some pulpy fruits, and plenty of hop bitterness in the taste. Nice, especially after the folk at NotLA had us lined up outside on a cold winter night in Chicago waiting for the festival to begin.
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