BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest...and lived to tell about it. Bit of a horror story, really. How does a brewery like Bell’s allow a beer like this enter the market? Where is the pride in their brand? I understand that this is the intersection of art and science but neither works here. Hazy burnt tangerine with a super small soapy head. And by soap, I mean Lifebuoy (sorry for the Christmas Story reference). Yuck. Medicinal, alcoholic, uber sweet, weird lemon Lysol flavor, chemical elements. Just a disaster. Why oh why?
rumproasts (3758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at 2015 michigan winter beer fest. Deep golden with minimal head. Extremely sweet with some definitely honey influence. Hops are present, but buried beneath the sweetness. Cloying. Seems very big, but not 16% boozy.
njager246 (510) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is champagne and two hearted almost like a brandy beer, def points for the unique effort. A little goes a long ways
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of dish soap, floor cleaner, chemical, lemon, some medicine, hints of oak, some slight aged hop notes and alcohol comes through. Taste is floor cleaner type lemon, some chemical, medicine, some citrus rind, finishing with alcohol, burn, chemicals. Yikes.
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate citrusy dish soap, light honey, and alcohol. It’s transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of honey. The finish has medicinal citrus flavors, orange peel, and light alcohol. It’s full bodied with mild carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.
Statelouis26 (1) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Worst beer ever put on tap. Bells is so much better than this jack mixed with an IPA. Would prefer a bud lime over this proofed urine.
koleminer20 (937) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Fraser's. The pour looks like a strong unfiltered cider. There is definite gradients forming due to settling. The color is an amber with the sediment coming in a light grayish brown. There is minimal carbonation and a small ring of white. The aroma is fruity, lightly, with a bit of a cider character and a ton of booze. Damn. It's like sniffing a fruity bourbon. The flavor starts out great. There is a light fruitiness and some great initial hoppiness before it explodes. Booze. All booze. Pure bourbon. Hot damn. There is honey and fruit, but it's all booze. The mouth feel is thin, no carbonation at all, and the heat sits on the tongue like a bourbon. I might have to try this again when it settles down.
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madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Maduro’s Great Taste Eve Party - Pours hazy amber with a thin foamy white head. Tons of honey on the nose, with citrus and bitters. Sweet and boozy. Taste is lots of honey, yeasty, bready and sweet. Finishes citrusy with spicy booziness, a little honey and cherry. Slick and thick. A little much with the sweetness and booziness.
b3shine (6395) - Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Eccentric Cafe. This is mead meets Two Hearted and barrel-aged, so I’m not sure how it should be classified, but I wouldn’t call it a barleywine. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent lighter gold with thin white lacing. Smells good! LOADS of honey with some nice barrel characteristics and a touch of citrus. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as balanced. Pleasant on the palate with a nice, lively mouthfeel from the champagne yeast. Good stuff, but this is a braggot.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bells. Dark clear golden orange with no head. Boozy oakey scent. Taste is oak, citrus, boozy heat. Decent to sip on.