scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear amber with a great ruby tint. very creamy dense head. intriguing aroma of wood, molasses and oily pine hops, with delicate rose hips hiding in there as well. silky caramel beginning is quickly overcome from the imposing wall of hops whose floral qualities of wildflowers, nectar and more pine start simple but offers much more when i look closer. once warmed, the bitterness becomes more astringent, body is thinner, and much of the sweetness fades.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Pours a hazed ruby with a frothy 2 finger off-white head that retains well and leaves random patterns of sticky lacing.
S - Grapefruit and biscuit off the top, caramel covered cereal, green leafy hops, tangerine, alcohol vapors.
T - Citrus hops, sweet caramel malt, sugary apples, biscuit malt is very pronounced. Evergreen hops comes through then turns to citrus-tangerine and pineapple. Tea tannins, strawberries, mint, and booze come out at the end. Finishes with grapefruit bitterness.
M - Creamy, light to medium body, medium carbonation.
This is a strange Barley wine. It’s like an offspring of an Imperial IPA and a Barley wine. It was an okay beer but I don’t know what category I would put it in. I would drink this again.
Serving type: bottle
Cbuk1013 (55) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As a barley wine, very disappointed. Way too thin and hop forward. It smells great, but has a thin mouthfeel and little taste. Finish is ok.
msb925 (2) - Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong hop character and aroma with a very rich Barleywine malt flavor. Great aroma and overall an innovative Barleywine.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
khoffman43 (847) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours a nice caramel color. the.dry-hopped dominates this. decent caramel, fruits and vanilla. solid, but not spectacular
phikus01 (84) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel citrus pine aroma, nice golden garnet color with a little lacing, bittersweet fig and brown sugar, roasty , honey, medium malt body, bittersweet resin hop caramel finish
gripweed57 (319) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Joe Canal’s in Lawrenceville, NJ. Lightly hazy copper red color. small bubbly white head. Aroma of burnt sugar and spicy hops with a metallic twinge. Bittersweet dark caramel flavor that combines with spicy, peppery hops. I detect brown butter, Worcestershire, piney hops and grapefruit peel. Finishes dry and bitter with a burnt maltiness.
BoBoChamp (4180) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex bitter brew, woody/bitter and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!
bbcd (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear garnet, rocky off-white head. nice lacing. toffee, pine, citrus, candied fruit, alcohol, apricot. heavy sweetness, very bitter. full body, thick and sticky feel, warm, bitter finish. not all that complex, but it’s done well enough that it really doesn’t matter.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Detta öl doftar fantastiskt fruktigt och gott. Smaken lever dessvärre inte upp till doftupplevelsen. Men här finns en tydlig smak av humle och med en trevlig och balanserad beska som ligger kvar länge i gommen. Hade bara velat ha den lite fylligare och en tydligare eftersmak där inte enbart beskan tar över.
TreborWhip (355) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sister-in-law, Donna, pours garnet with ample tan head. I could smell the ale as I opened the bottle; hops, ETOH, and hint of citrus. Flavors of pine, light caramel, and citrus with a long lasting hop bitterness on the palate. This surprised me because it tasted more like an IPA than a barley wine. Well balanced, very drinkable.