magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Smells of citrus and prunes with plenty of hops. Tastes a heavy sweetness with a medium bitter and floral notes with a creamy texture and a bitter finish.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coles
Aroma big heavy malts right up front with solid dose of west coast hopping. Aroma rather typical what you would expect from Bear Republic not of barleywine.7+
Appearance amber with light haze. Good creamy top. Fine lace on glass.4-
Flavor and Palate : Big heavy body. Sticky sweet malts that are easily balanced by equally massive amount of hops. Texture itself was mild making this colossus quiet drinkable. Mature offering.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour hazy amber beige head. Aroma SWEET, brown sugar, slight floral hops, boozy, mild dark fruit. Taste cleaning materials, spicy, grapefruit, lemon floral and pine hops, orange rind, touch boozy, caramel. MF full thick chewy body mild carb. Overall not to balanced and relatively awkward not the best.
swoopjones (4895) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY> somewhat murky, deep orange amber color. British maltiness, Pledge furniture cleaner, pine, booze, orange rind. Fruity rich maltiness. somewhat watered down flavor. classic BW flavors are present, rich maltiness, booze but just doesnt come off sharp or strong. Decent at best
GRM (2689) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 6-ounce, 2008, draught, at MacGregor’s, savoured on November 6 2010; eye: burgundy, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head; nose: resinous hops, caramel, light fruity, light alcohol; mouth: resinous hops, caramel, light fruity, light alcohol, finale in resinous hops with presence of alcohol, medium body, nice bitterness, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Verre, 6 onces, 2008, en fût, chez MacGregor’s, savourée le 6 novembre 2010; œil : bourgogne, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige; nez : houblon résineux, caramel, léger fruité, léger alcool; bouche : houblon résineux, caramel, léger fruité, léger alcool, finale en houblon résineux avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, bonne amertume, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
jb (1939) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at McGregor’s. Reddish, clear, no head, color saves the look. Very sweet nose, spicy, medicine. Very thick sweet spicy sticky palate, caramel taste. Alcohol noticeable. Not bad.
Ron (2185) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ McGregor’s. Poured a clear copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, fruit and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. The booze was noticeable from the start.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Sweet earthy caramel aroma and taste with a candy finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: hazy copper pour with a tan ring of head. Caramelly faded hop aroma. Twiggy with a crystal malt note. A touch of spearmint. Mild carbonation with a ton of crystal malt and faded minty hops. Slightly oxidized.
Nickls (1703) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - tap Gingerman 09=
tap at Gingerman August 09) Thinner eggshell head that didn’t last too long, but not terrible retention; clear coppery brown color. Musty wetness on top of sweetish malts; bit of booze in the aroma. Medicinal and a bit herbal; kind of a mess here; wet woodiness; and a bit like cough syrup. Thicker and a bit sticky; bit cloying; soft carbonation. Not really good drinking; could barely finish my sample; just too may off flavors, or at least flavors that I did not enjoy. Overall, don’t know what they were going for in this one, but the mineral-like flavors on top of the booze and other stuff just missed.