Azand222 (146) - 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 Averyís. 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.
Brouwerij (721) - 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 (558) - 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 wasnít 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 youíre at their taproom.
mfrato (94) - - 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 Iíve ever had.
daknole (8005) - 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.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery, shared by Thirdeye! Pours a cloudy mahogany color. A big sweet nose of fruit and dry malts. The flavor is a very sweet malt base, pretty big, dry, earthy, light fresh hops. Oily at times. Good.
Crispy34 (282) - Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. The aroma is fantastic. Fresh hops with a great barley wine aroma. The appearance is very cloudy. Bronze with a lasting tan head. Great barley wine flavor. Not as hoppy as the aroma was showing. Palate is ok. Overall, good beer. Would love to age one.
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wchesser (891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is amazing floral hops and huge caramel and butterscotch. Thick persistent head on dark amber. Full bodied. Unfortunately, doesnít deliver on the taste. Mostly just hop bitterness. Probably improves dramatically with age, but since this is a tap only offering, may never know.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of pineapple, grain, citrus, and grass. Flavor of grain, orange, florals, caramel, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. Murky dark brown with a pillowy light khaki head. Very fresh hoppy aroma--like fresh from the vine floral and lemony with a leafy green-ness--dominates the nose but lets just a wee bit of toffee through. Taste is very similar to the nose; loads of fresh from the vine leafy hops, full of floral green lupulin, but also relents at the finish to let through a yeasty chewy tone with gentle tones of earthy toffee. Finishes very fresh hoppy, just like the majority of the flavor.