jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a four finger light khaki head that stays leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose and flavor is sweet dark fruit and some alcohol. Light bitter aftertaste. $8.99 for a 500ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/29/12. 22oz bomber. Reddish pour with a small khaki head. Aroma shows dark fruits and bitterness but a bit light. Rich fruity flavor with dark fruits and more bitterness. Not badn
odinstyr (499) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear red with a 2-finger tan head. Smells of spruce, herbs, citrus. Taste is bitter with a moderate sweetness, very hop-forward, pine and citrus dominant.
JanLaursen (2486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, new batch fresh from the brewery, thanx Papsø. Slighthly orange with an off white head. Fresh juicy tropical fruits. Wauv! Extremely concentrated. Some caramel too. Taste is just as juicy, sweet malty and bitter, yet smooth hoppy, long lingering finish. Big bodied. A delight.
swoopjones (4885) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blue monk. Sherry colored pour. Rich maltiness, almost barley wine like. Toffee notes. Good dose of hops. Big bitterness. Pretty tasty. Strong and boozy. Aggressive on the palate
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, rbesg 08 grand tasting. reddish amber with a minimal beige head; aroma of caramel and nutmeg; decent hints of honey and rye with some grassy bitterness; reasonably good
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
My first beer from this brewery and I am not at all impressed. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky dark brown color with a small creamy tan head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was pleasantly funky and bready with notes of sour caramel, faint molasses, cherry and licorice. The flavor was bitter and astringent with elements of wood, earth, must, bread, funk, chalk, bubblegum. leather, tobacco and smoke. For all the complexity there was a pervading offness almost rancidness that totally spoiled what seemed to have the potential to be a decent brew. I wonder if some sort of infection was present. Long finish. fairly full bodied. Some promise here but I ended up dumping it.
drjay44 (2333) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml. bottle. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, lasting ivory head, with attractive lacing, over a hazy dark amber (SRM 13) body....nose is heavy toffee/caramel, treacle, brown sugar, lighter citrus, pine.....taste is toffee/caramel, dried fruits including golden raisin, fig, cherry, finishing with a medium, lingering, light pineapple, citrus and resin hop bitterness....mouth feel thick, alcohol hidden, carbonation makes a very creamy sensation. This is definitely an American Barley Wine in style. It has 80+ IBU’s per the label, but is nicely balanced between the malt and hop backbones. It has good complexity. BJCP 7/3/15/4/8
MaartenRF10 (1356) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Tasting@de Molen
Cloudy dark amber, beige head. Nice barley wine aroma! Taste has dried fruits, medium sweet and medium bitter. Rather dry. Bit too dry and bitter this one. Carbo could have been a little less as well.
Jesterdeal (1465) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is nice and hoppy. Pine, floral, and some molasses. Pours red with a frothy medium head. Taste is great. Good hop forward pine notes, some molasses in the mouth and finishes with a notetaker pilsner yeast. Great drink.