Cybercat (2768) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the can a clear chestnut with a thick and frothy buff head. Strong aroma has an overtone of Mandarin orange and a hint of caramel. Flavor is deceptive - you donít taste the alcohol. Itís like a schnapps in that way. (BTW, my worst hangover was from swilling Peachtree schnapps.) Woody hops, sweet orange, caramel and malt dominate, and the alcohol bite is mild for such a heavyweight. Texture is very smooth and viscous, though lacking in fizz. Drink it slowly - preferably with a nice big dihydrogen monoxide chaser.
illidurit (1948) - Sonora, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8-ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Reddish amber color with a small tan head. Aromas of burnt sugar, toffee, painty acetone, wheat bread. Flavor is big on sweet bready notes, like eating a bunch of slices of multigrain bread and washing it down with wort. Some fading citrus too. A pretty simple beer.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. The aroma is hoppy sweet and lemony. The appearance is copper yellow and taste is bitter citrus and boozy
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiny can. Pours a deep copper with a thin head and sugary and citrusy aromas. It smells like a brown sugar coated lemon (or as close as you can get in a beer). Flavor is really abrasive on the first sip... boozy, sharply hoppy and a little cloying, but as it sits out a bit it calms down. Subsequent sips reveal that it is, in fact, boozy, sharply hoppy and a little cloying, but in that good barley wine way. Sugars come through as figs and brown sugar, hops come across as flat out bitter with a lemon peel edge to them and booze is warm and yummy.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Garnet, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Sweet syrupy nose, almost like cough syrup.   Very thick and biscuity on the tongue.   Very strong cough syrup and biscuity sweetness.
Enlish all the way, and perhaps over the top.   Little hop bite.   The syrupy aspects gets me at times.   Thankfully its not too cloying.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little medicinal and cloying on
the finish, cough syrup like.   Glad this is in a 8.4oz as I dont know if I could drink even 12oz.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid barleywine. Hoppy and boozy. The craftsmanship is definitely there, it just lacks true depth. The 8.4oz cans are an interesting choice. Itís actually perfect for a beer of this magnitude, but at the same time it leaves you wanting more. Iím interested how this beer would do with some age on it..
markwise (4089) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of a kind soul from the Tampa Tasting Group. Pours an amber-brown with and off-white head. Nose is some toffee, some grassy and piney hops, some light fruitiness, but big bitterness. Flavor is similar with some toffee, some mild fruitiness, but big bitterness from grassy and piney hops. Medium in body and interesting overall.
Eberndt (73) - - AUG 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
8.4oz can. Zero carbonation and fairly pungent aroma. High alcohol content is masked by strong malt and caramel like flavor.
seymour (1254) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
8.4oz slim can (think Red Bell) with cool streamlined graphic design, very interesting packaging concept, and certainly an adequate portion of so strong an ale. Thanks gregwilsonstl. It poured a very murky reddish copper colour with almost no foam, zero head retention and lace, fairly ugly appearance, actually. Strong American hops presence (grapefruit, pine resin), so much so than it stunk, tasted too bitter, and had a heavy, vegetal, broccoli-stew-like body. Sticky and oily mouthfeel, cloying aftertaste. Iíll admit the 11.5% ABV was well-concealed, but mainly because there was such excessive malt and hops that it masked the other flaws. Not pleasant.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours the color and consistency of tea ... very little head. Only a slight alcoholic hint in the aroma. Drinks with a nice warmth, but quite easy going on the palate, unoffending in every way. Exceptionally too easy to drink for 11%! Me like. (#5185, 7/29/2013)