alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 On draft at Stone’s Winter Storm. Color was a orange/amber, with minimal white head. Aroma was sweet and malty. Flavor was very sweet; bubblegum and malt. I liked it, but definitely a sipper. Alcohol presence could definitely be felt. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2007
The aroma is of hops and candy. I had no idea that this was a 12 percent beer. It was a good beer, but at the same time I do not remember anything special about it to really give me that awesome beer presence about it. Skyview (5914) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting room. Cool bottle supplied by El Gaucho. Pours a cloudy brownish-amber brew with an average off-white head that quickly dissolves. Aroma of sweet raisins and dry pitted dark fruit. Taste is sweet and full bodied. Flavors of caramel, raisins and sweet molasses fill this soft carbonated brew. Finish is lightly sweet with a dry aftertaste. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Blindtasting. Pours a fairly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Sweetish caramellish nose, lightly oxidized. Quite full-bodied, caramel, overripe fruit, Sherry and again somewhat oxidized. Has a distinct hoppiness yet somewhat tired and faded. The finish is rather alcoholic. 060510 Ungstrup (37245) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Tasted blind. Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, caramel, and spices - among them coriander. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, licorice, over ripe fruits, and old hops. The alcohol leaves a light burn on the palate. Huge thanks to yespr for getting hold of this bottle and sharing it.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Dr. Bill’s tasting at ’09 GABF. Rich, dark barleywine, not unlike Old Guardian but with darker malt and less fruitiness. Full body with an emphasis on alcohol sweetness. Was certainly fun to try. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This poured a murky medium brown color with a tiny beige head. Aroma was lots of dark fruits, mainly cherries, and thick caramel and toffee too. Flavor was sticky sweet, a tiny bit oxidized and lots of cherry and plum notes. Has held up pretty well. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Poured a thick reddish/amber with huge legs and a cream-colored skin. Held a monstrous aroma that I did not want to deconstruct... I simply wished to enjoy. Big alcohol presence, chewy toffee and orange notes. Sipping finds a nutty flavor with an astringence that washes away some heavy caramel malts. Ouch. This turned out a bit disappointing after an aroma that I did not want to end. (Much thanks to Winston for sharing, but I can’t help but thinking he got a little bit taken.)HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2007
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220z bottle: Pours a hazy amber with virtually no head. Lacing is also lacking. The nose is characterized by toffee and dried fruit. My first taste was harsh as the bottle was too cold. As it warmed up notes of caramel and toffee with a bit of coffee were what I found. The alcohol is still noticeable. The palate is good but I want a little more of a coating than this offered. Overall this is a good beer but I feel like they gave up balance to achieve a beer bigger than the Arrogant Bastards at Stone had brewed before. malrubius (2857) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. My last beer of the day. Amber with head. Toasty caramel aroma. Toasty caramel earth roasty bitter candy. Very good.