arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015 tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Tap: mahogany & brown with an expected opaqueness, topped with a thin layer of bubbly, khaki head that skimps to a collar pretty quickly. Aroma is sticky caramel, toffee, light apple skins, & a deep, underlying body of sweet plums & other dark fruits. Taste is is full of sharp toasted malts, slick caramel, a touch of dark plums & figs, & a sharp apple skin note in the finish that imparts a slight tartness in the aftertaste. Heavy, sweet, sticky, lightly tart... Not bad, just not really a lot going on here. An "okay" barley wine, somewhat forgettable.
Pour on tap, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, dark fruits, some sweet vanilla, touch of yeasty notes with a hint of grassy notes. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, dark sugars into some vanilla, slight earth, yeast into a bit of dark fruit, finishing sweet. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft at crunchy's in east Lansing. Dark and hazy. Hoppy and light. Dry in the finish.