pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On draught at Roscoe’s for Sierra Nevada Summit/Tap Takeover. Super thick copper amber color with tan head. Aroma is oxidized caramel, citrus, and toffee. Taste is incredible, with caramel, toffee, pitted fruit, bitter grapefruit, oxidation, and oak. For such a mishmash of beers, it is very well-balanced. Iphonephan (7012) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
From a corked 75 cl bottle from Andrew’s cellar. Pours a.ear
Deep copper with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and dates. Flavors of dark fruits. Lots of boozy notes. Aged pretty well. thomat (3927) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Amber with a medium off white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Full body with a long dry after taste. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
All day beer celebration was capped off by this bad boy from the Brickstore cellar and shared with jrob21. A touch of oxidation showed, but the brew was surprisingly still hoppy with lots of rich caramel and tons of fruits (ripened dark cherries, plums, raisins). The nose was really big still on this and there was a fair amount of complexity. jrob21 (3722) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from the brickstore cellar. Happy early birthday West. Well aged barlewine at this point. Lots of chalk and malt texture. Lots of red fruit, cherry, plum. Super wafting caramel aroma. Pretty nice considering the age this is holding up well.
cobaink2 (717) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Tastes of toffee, caramel with a little burbon on the end. Hops are missing. After a few years I would like to know know what this tasted like young. BelgianBeerGal (4085) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle finally enjoyed in FL. Pours a clear amber-bronze color with a foamy tan head that settles into a nice slick. Aroma is caramel malt and maple syrup but also some sweet hops still hanging in there. Great flavor to it. Sweeter malt with some lingering bitterness in the finish. This has help up decently. blankboy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
[Bottle 750ml] Pours a murky orange-amber, almost brown, with an average mostly-lasting frothy beige head. Nice aroma, sweet, malty and hoppy along with a good amount of dark fruit, a bit of wood, a hint of spice and some brown sugar. Flavour of sweet bready malt, a good amount of piney hops, some wood, brown sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, spices and a woody bitter finish -- quite sweet, a little goes a long way. Average to medium bodied. An enjoyable sipper but this is one to share for me as it’s quite sweet. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
Been cellaring this for awhile now..interested to see how it turned out. A beautiful beer. Dark ruby red amber with a big fluffy, creamy off-white head, fully lasting. Elegant, blended, rounded aroma. Still hoppy! Grapefruit. Some overripe red fruit. Caramel. Subtle bourbon, vanilla, and wood. Bigger end of medium body. Soft and fluffy body. Still hoppy and bitter. Grapefruit and overripe red fruits. Just enough caramely maltiness. Bourbon barrel character shows through more, particularly towards the backend and into the finish. Woody and quite dry. I enjoyed it but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Too leathery. Maybe sat too long. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2014
Aroma-Rich malt, dark fruit, graham cracker, rich, roasty. alcohol warmth, spice.
Taste is similar, leave a nice warming/burn in the back of my throat. Rich dark fruit, malt, some hops. very bold beautiful and strong.