Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2017 wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 2/1/12 form a 12oz bottle obtained in a trade. Pours a hazy, deep blood orange color with an average beige head that leaves average lace. The nose smells just like melted caramel with a hint of burnt bitterness, and just a bit of earthy yeast. The flavor is pretty dry, with the same lightly burnt caramel profile, and just a touch of bitterness. The body is full with average carbonation and a long lightly bitter caramelized finish.
Cloudy brown with very little head.
Raisin, caramel aroma.
Slightly tangy berry, raisin, caramel malt taste.
Sweet, malty, earthy......remarkably smooth and rich with only a touch of alcohol warmth.
Really nice. shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle (thanks to blutt59). Orange, berry, raisin, caramel malt, and herbal hay aroma. Cloudy brown with minimal head. Very sweet orange, raisin, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal grass/alcohol flavor. Nice body. Very good. PartyFowle (954) - - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Muddy burgundy with a thin tan head that fizzles away immediately. The aroma blends caramel, raisin, leather and spiced rum. Some oxidation has taken hold in the flavor, lending a well-developed sherry character that works very well with the beer’s base of raisin, mint, orange and toasted dough. The thick, creamy medium body gives away that there’s a lot of booze in here, but the prodigious alcohol content is nigh unnoticeable in the flavor. Age has done this brew very well. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours ruby cherry oak cabinet wood in color with a small beige ring, almost no head. The aroma has a light sweetness and soft baked white bread profile. The flavor brings some sweet and oaky and root like bitter liqueur notes that don’t go down smoothly by any means. ericwill99 (95) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Aged quite nicely now. Still a British malty Barleywine. The malt hits first, then the alcohol. So easy to drink. I do like the dark brown leather color too
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Somehow missed rating this way back when but I think I’ve now had this three times in the past six months. And still a couple in the back of the fridge! Caramel and brown sugar, dark and candied fruit, a bit of woody earthiness. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from djd07, thanks again! Red/amber pour with a light beige head. Aromas of candied dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is similar. Slightly boozy but overall very nice. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Aged 4 years. Strong overtones of dried sugary fruit. Tastes pretty good, but nothing special. bytemesis (9517) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle - thanks to djd07! Pours clear red-orange with a small quickly diminishing tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla, toffee, fig. Flavor is quite sweet, lots of vanilla and dark sugars, just a touch of bitterness in the background and on the finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid. pineypower (3350) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out muddy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is of sweet malt, moderately oxidized with some dark fruits and.mild alcohol. Taste is over oxidized, light caramel, sticky sweetness, booze, caramel and some booze.