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Review by Surly Duff on 08/27/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 14 4 7 2007
Pours a deep clear golden copper with a small white head that settles to leave a small collar of foam around the edge of the glass. No real lacing is left stuck to the walls of the glass.

Smells of smooth golden malts that have mellowed over time. Same aroma many barleywines get with plenty of age. Rich, warm, with a hint of fruitiness. Little touch of figs and raisins.

Super smooth and rich malty brew. The low carbonation makes is slide across the tongue with notes of rich creamy caramel. Touch of light toffee and a touch of light butter. Bit of toasted malt and then some nice fruity notes come through on the aftertaste. Light honey, hint of raisin and fig, but of lemon.

With a 11.5% ABV this beer shows no sign of the alcohol kick at this point. Drinking very nice right now although I'd think too much more time and it'll develop more of those buttery notes. Drink it now.

Served In: Snifter

Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 8 16 4 8 2007
Old Review
12 oz bottle I ot from the great hopsleeroy. Served this one up in the good ole Terrapin snifter. Lets do this.

2007 vintage.

A: Pours a really nice caramel, brown. When held to the light, you get a hazy, glowing orange. Just really pretty. At first, after the vigorous pour there is no head. Then, slowly a light, white head bubbles up to the top. What comes up recedes to a thin ring that throws a little lace on the glass. Not bad lookin'.

S: Smell is of some really nice, lightly toasted malt. Lots of buttery, cracker goodness. There is also some really nice lemon and grapefruit sneakin out as well. A bit of caramel comes out as well in the nose.

T: Taste is really nice. Once again some nice, light malt goodness with nice notes of buttery cracker, caramel, brown sugar, etc. A bit of really ame hops coming out in the form of lemon and grapefruit. Then comes the clincher for me, a flavor I can only describe as a key lime pie. Sweet sugary, lime flavors with lots of cream and whipped cream. Just very good and interesting.

M: Light side of full bodied that is very nice and slick. Carbonation is light. This beer is almost oily as it coats your mouth with sweet, malty goodness. ABV is amazingly nonexistant for it being so high. There is a touch of warmth that bubbles up in the stomach and warms you a bit.

D: For this beer being a barleywine and so high in ABV it goes down incredibly easy. This beer is tasty and just complex enough to keep it interesting. So damned drinkable. I am a bit taken aback by this. Just great. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-16-2008 06:49:36

Served In: Snifter

Review by Kegergator on 07/08/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 10 15 3 7 2007
From JerseyToughGuys IIRC> :cheers:

A- A murky burnt orange, with a thin buttered mashed potato head that fades into a thin ring around the glass.

S- Light caramel + hops. A real sweet smell to it, very inviting. Alcohol is VERY present there as well.

T- Bitter upfront, with a smooth caramel crisp finish. Big alcohol back end here.

M- A little thin here. Not even age on it and it's then.

O- A solid brew, nothing great but has some good flavors in it. Will see how the other one I have ages.

Served In: Bottle

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