Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle in the hotel lobby. Big sweet, pretty boozy, some ripe fruita, caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, caramel, ripe fruits. A bit hot. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head. The aroma is caramel and brown sugar. Medium mouth with dark fruits, brown sugar, very sweet, good. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark sweet toasted malt, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet malt, alcohol sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013: The beer pours a hazy mahogany color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Boozy aroma with malt and vanilla notes. Full, syrupy body with flavors of earthy malt, rum and wood. The finish is sweet with a rum and oak aftertaste. Pretty good overall. crossovert (12642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2013
650bl bottle purchased at he recommendation of my boss. Pour is a brownish red, not the most inviting beer in appearance. Smell is rum, pears, oak, caramel, and perfumey booze. Flavor is more of the same. A super-malty barleywine with a boozy, oaky rum tone. I like it as a sweet beer. Burning alcoholic palate which I like.
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-22oz bottle-offwhite-copper. A-sweet med malt-caramel. T-sweet med malt-caramel, spice hops. Hot still, alcohol.
deyholla (11496) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a near clear deep amber brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has caramel, toffee and sweet grains backed by a nice rum note. Flavor has a nice combination of caramel, toffee and rum/oak backed by sweet grains. hopscotch (11047) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours hazy, dark and burnt-orange with a small, fleeting, off-white head. The aroma is fruity and malty with vinous esters and heaps of gooey caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with gentle carbonation. The flavor is boozy and rich, offering sweet caramel and esters of fortified wine – possibly cream sherry. Creamy, malty, über-warming finale. Kudos to newcigarz for sharing this world class beer! daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Light toffee colored pour, light brownish/yellow head. Flavor of brown sugar, burned sugar, raisins, light hops. Good brew. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s Feb. 2013 notes. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, lightly toasted bread, some fruitiness, rum barrel, slightly boozy, golden raisins, wood, molasses. Solid stuff, I have a bottle I should try soon.