jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub with Andrew. Pours an amber body with thick off white lacing. Aroma is malt, sweet barley, syrup, light maple and booze. Mouthfeel is prickly with alcohol character, spice and carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7370) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the World of Beer in downtown Denver where it has a clear copper body that supports a light tan head. The aroma is big resiny pine and grapefruit citrus hops and it ends a bit malty at the end of the draw. The taste is smooth yet resiny with pine hops and then it gets into grapefruit like citrus. This is a pretty darn tasty brew.
presario (4836) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
End of the night rating looks like a prescription. Dirty dark amber. Big head. Big dirty b_____ amber hop f_______ . The next two beers have no numbers and no words so no rating.
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear orange with red hues. Aroma is very piney, strong hops. Taste is sweet backbone with lots of bitterness upfront that lingers, very resinous. Overall, fantastic.
Marheb (2925) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Du sucre d’orge trempé dans une marmelade de pamplemousse avec une longue amertume herbacée. Le corps est hyper collant et résineux malgré les sucres qui veulent à tout prix percer. Excellente dualité.
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Special tapping at Avery’s. The color is a murky orange with a light tan head. The aroma is mostly hoppy with some pine. The flavor is woody and hoppy, finishes with the hop. Medium bodied, overall pretty good barleywine.
daknole (10163) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Avery during GABF week. Cloudy brown. Aroma starts sweet, tupelo honey, brown sugar, agave syrup and some citrusy hops. Favor is sweet, toffee, burned sugar and a hoppy, drying finish.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Avery. Pours a hazy orange copper with fine khaki head, very good retention, some thick lace. Aroma is very strong hoppy, resinous, piney, skunky even. Flavor is strong piney, resinous hops, very oily, with a strong hoppy, bitter finish. Hop flavor is intense indeed. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, and smooth texture. An intensely hopped barleywine.
kevinator (1254) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think Hog Heaven is better but not to say this wasn’t good. The hops seemed about the same as floral. The beer was a dark copper and much more opaque. The weight heavier, which I assume is due to being unfiltered. Carbonation was below average. The hops bitterness seemed the same but the malty sweetness and caramel flavors seemed higher. Good beer and worth a try if being served while you’re at their taproom.
mfrato (107) - - AUG 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at brewery. Aroma is huge woody hops. Pours a deep amber red. Taste is near perfect. Huge woody hops balanced by a solid malt backbone. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.