zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bonber. Pours a copper brown with a beige head and aroma of caramel, toffee, and fruits. Taste is of toffee, fruits, caramel, and malt with a slight warming, long finish jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2015
With Z, pours a dark rusty brown color with no head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee and malt. Taste is rich in alcohol with heavy bitterness. Finishes on very bitter acrid notes with a moderately long finish. quaff score 6 / 10 drdisque (882) - Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
16 oz. Can poured in a snifter. Aroma is sticky citrus. Flavor is rich and juicy with slight alcohol burn and citrus rind bitterness. Bitter flavor carries through to finish but is not overwhelming. An assertively hopped brew that I don’t find disgusting: good job! Niko100 (2995) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Rich amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, pine hops, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, chewy caramel, spicy hops, fruit, and citrus; Warm finish; Big beer - good. BeerBunker (966) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
16oz can. Pours murky amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of hops, dark fruit, and sugar. Smells hoppy for this style. Taste is of dark fruit, sugar, and malt. Has an underlying hop. Character. Slight lingering hop bitterness. More hops in the aroma than the taste. Overall, it is very dry. Medium bodied. The alcohol iis masked, but it is warming. Goes down very easy. Mouthfeel is very sticky and sugary, but it’s so very easy to drink. Really good.
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed just after fighting for a dib-less parking spot in my snowy neighborhood. Appearance is a copper amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is unique, smells boozy with an interesting malt profile, kind of smells like malty body odor. Actually that sounds disgusting, but it's really not that bad. Taste goes down with a light burn, caramel notes, very sweet, oak, definitely barley-wine like but different. I kinda like it, definitely boozy. Christpuncher (3251) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Hints of fruit with a boozy bite. Nice and hoppy with a bitter bite at the end. Pours deep reddish brown with a thick brown head. Had at home
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours reddish orange white head. Nose/taste of citrus, malt, caramel, alcohol soaked bread and toffee. Medium body. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malt, very barley wine ish, not too outstanding. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle and served in snifter: pours a deep ruby amber hue with a mostly lasting head and okay lace, some oily tears. Big time candied fruit esters along with caramel, cotton candy, marzipan, faint sherry oxidization (already...wow), rye bread and wheat husks. The taste is primarily dark sweet fruits and sweet malts but just enough (barely) of alcohol and bitterness to keep this from becoming cloy. Heavy earthiness and herbal qualities as well. The mouth feel is lush and sticky, warming and a sipper for sure. This one has some major aging potential (versus the PW Bunny vs Unicorn I had before it). Not for everyone but I like it, never the less.