pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2009 vintage. Dark amber color. Aroma is tart citrus, toffee, honey, and pie cherries. Taste is tart pitted fruit, roasted malt, simple syrup, and citrus hops. Aging has added some oxidation. Fairly well-balanced strong ale. minihame2 (621) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Dark brown, reddis body with a tan head. Aroma has mostly sugar and malts. Pleasantly rich mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Taste is mostly bitter with a little bit sour aftertaste. This one is a pretty good winter beer. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A: ruddy dark clay brown. single finger of taupe foam falls to a sheet of the same. No lace. murky.
S: Hops, cardboard, toffee, darker malts. Nice, almost well-aged barley wine nose.
T: Sweet malts have tones of caramel, spicy hops and some alcohol.
M: thin with hi carb. Initially feels creamy, then gets really carbed, weird. slick finish.
O: decent enough.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2011 Ferris (15001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle - Toffee, bread, wood, booze and Christmas spices. Clear caramel with a light brown head. Candy like toffee and spice with a bitter kick. Burnt sugar and a very sweet pleasing winter beer. hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
From 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark red color one finger head with nice lacing down the glass. Smell is malty with some spices in there as well as woody scents. Taste is sweet caramelly and slight dark fruit flavors. also slight piney aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium to full. Very nice winter warmer
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Reddish brown. Medium off white head. Just a little woody aroma. Flavory is.carmely amd bitter. Almost tastes like a scottish ale. vulcanmeister (269) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle, pours a small head on a dark brown body. Medium mouth feel and low carbonation. The aroma is a bit of yeast and fruit. Nice warmth of alcohol and sharpness at the finish. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle:   Dirty caramel, amberish hues, large frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Candied citrus peel and caramel malt nose.   Smells tasty.   A bit of an astringent pithy citrus peel start, fades quickly, leaving
a slightly mealy/grainy malt background.   Smidgen of earthiness too.   Light alcohol, but it fades quickly.   Warming finish.   Not as malty/heavy/smooth as I would have liked.   However, its not light either.
A little rough around the edges.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is a little astringent, biting pith and citrus peel.   Decent bruiser, but could stand to be smoother. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2013
On tap. Hazy orange/amber with an off white top. Scent is caramel, wood and sugar. Taste is caramel, bread and citrus. Very tasty Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle- Pours very cloudy with a creamy tan one finger head that reduces. Aroma is malty, caramel, sweet and somewhat tangy, some wood. The taste is the same, creamy and malty, moderate dry bitterness. Body is medium to almost full, carbonation is medium high. Overall I liked it, not the best winter warmer, but enjoyable.