MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
somewhat gimicky. Complex malt and hop aroma. rich, almost syrupy, mouthfeel. nice balance of malt/bitterness. worth trying. an interesting brew.
RSRIZZO (1810) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer on 3/10/2004. Aroma has a nice hop scent to it. Color is a deep golden, carbonation is OK with a thin head. Taste is smooth and rich. Starting with a full body it goes down with a smooth feel that has a sharp edge. The finish comes thought this sharpens with a rich sweet malt taste backed by a fine blend of hop flavor and bitterness. Overall I must say that its a good beer but its just a bit much for my taste.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour: hazy amber/orange. Head: thin, offwhite, creamy. Aroma: musty, sweet, cake, some citrus, alcohol. Flavor: musty, aged, bready, hoppy. Palate: lively. Finish: warm.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a peachy amber with a nice consistency. Looks barley wineish. I managed to coax a medium creamy yellowish orange head. The aroma was sweet, caramel, very similar to an English BW, citrusy, sugar, alcohol. Bready malt aroma. The flavor is upfront mellow soft alcohol, sweet, dry, citrus, caramel, ahhh and then the hops show up, a slight bitterness, bready malt, slightly earthy. The age seems like its mellowed everything out and toned the alcohol down a little. The palate was smooth and full, very lively when swished. Finishes dry and warm.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off notes. Well this will be interesting. (realistically, I have low expectations)
Purchased today (12/23/2006) at Kelly Liquors, Albuquerque, NM. Maybe I didn’t notice it before, but there were several other bottles there, still. They have been on the shelf all this time (I am assuming). Here we go.
Pours a golden amber with a creme head. Nose is chalky, with light hops...and I just have to go back to the chalk description and say it is like talc almost. Flavor is still good! Woo hoo! This seems almost like an aged barleywine to me, and not so much a DIPA. Sweet on the end. Very, very light hop presence. Feel is sticky and thick. Slight alcohol presence. Still very, very drinkable. Though even without having this fresh, you can tell it has fallen off a bit from how it was fresh. For some reason as I go through the bottle, I just wonder exactly how much time this baby has left on the world before it goes totally bad. Glad to try it and maybe I will go buy the rest within the next week and a half before I leave town for good.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
opaque dark amber, headless, big sweet malt aroma with earthy hops, rich malt flavor, lots of balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Copper color with not much foam or carbonation. Aroma is strong and full of citrus, sweet malts, and some alcohol. Flavor is very smooth with a decent amount of citrus still left in it, a light amount of floral hops and a slightly earthy and bitter finish. A bit thin. Maybe its past its prime, but still good.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with off white head. Aroma of strong alcohol and citrus. This might be past its prime. Flavors of alcohol, citrus, and sweet malt. Mostly alcohol. Not that bad of an alcohol burn which was good.
Ughsmash (6671) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Styles! Poured deep amber with a short cap of beige head... receded to a thin film and thicker ring after a minute or so. The aroma had a huge, partially-oxidized old ale character to it... deep, lightly-smoked caramel, clove honey, and prickly darker fruits pair with floral and citrus hoppage.. I like the way this evolved. The flavor had a drawn caramel and toffee base with spiked plums intermittently.. floral and sweeter orange bitterness.. unchecked alcohol peeks through at times, perhaps due to age. Medium+ body with some breaks in the flow due to alcohol spikes.. long, very warm finish toasted caramel and unidentifiable bitterness. Great stuff!
csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey, citrus (tangerine), and flowery aroma. Big bodied, high carbonation. Nice, thick malt base and a pleasant hop bitterness. Taste is citrus, some pine, and wildflower honey.