harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper with off white etched foam. Smells of toffee, nougat, alcohol, sweet grains, some resinous hops and pine in here too. Some vitamin smells in the nose as well. Sweet and alcoholic flavor. The alcohols are harsh and there is a profound sweetness, but as I roll over the entire mouth, there comes out an aspirin bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin with low carb and a dry finish. I remember being at a tasting for Beer Valley a year or so ago and they mentioned aging this beer a full year before release (as a standard) - this did not help so far as I can tell.
Serving type: bottle
joeneugs (2577) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours orange with a white head. The aroma is strong with floral hops, nice apricot notes and light caramel/toffee maltiness. The flavor has more floral hops, apricots and alcohol. The body is pretty full, but surprisingly not thick or syrupy. Low caramel maltiness. Usually I call out IIPA’s for being to much like a barley wine, but this is a barley wine that almost resembles a IIPA. I enjoyed this one.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light fruit aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, hoppy fruit finish.
fletchfighters (923) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light red color, good carbonation. Even better lacing and head.
Aromas of strawberry and floral hops.
Slightly thin body but very workable. Well hidden ABV.
eros47 (47) - Huntington Park, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky light red with a beige like head. Tight bubbles with light carbonation. Aromas consist of licorice, dark cherries, and plums. Tastes like it smells. Left my snifter with tons of lacing. Great brew.
Toadvine (68) - Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber of unknown vintage. Pours an opaque amber with minimal off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is citrus (mainly lemon), booze, floral hops, and bread. Taste is hoppy, but with a nice malt balance. A bit hot, but not too bad. Floral finish. Not as good as their Imperial Stout, but an excellent ABW.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured and cleaer. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Heavy hoppy aroma, faint sweet and fruity. Flavor starts light sweet, finish heavy bitter. Dry, creamy texture.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Hazy amber with a dense, spotty, white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel and fruity yeast esters. Flavor is sweet and malty, caramel, bitter hops and light alcohol. Medium body with a long bitter finish. Good beer, drinks like an IIPA that is a bit on the sweet side.
Fatehunter (966) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Two fingers of head on a hazy, orange/straw colored body.
The smell is lemon and barley.
The taste has a strong alcohol flavor, moderate lemon and grapefruit bitterness with a malt backbone but not really showing up strong.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
A nice barleywine.
pdx77 (785) - Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Lucky Labrador Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2011 vintage. Hazy golden color. Hoppy, but not as much as it could be. Sweet caramel and spice on finish.