aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
So not as good as when Tom Nickle brewed it. Nutty and breasy nose with soft cocoa, wood and oxydation notes.
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toronado had this on tap for their 15th anniversary. Poured without any head but once I sipped this, bubbles exploded in my mouth. Coffee, cocoa and smoke flavors. Not sweet like most barley wines. Much more similar to a smokey porter.