BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super hops and high alcohol flavors. This was like a big triple IPA with a boost in the ABV.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rogue Issaquah, served in a schooner. Poured cloudy apricot with a thin white head. Lots of citrus and pineapple plus a bit of spice in the aroma and taste. Thick, viscous body. Would likely be better with a bit of age.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz sample at the brewery on 6/13/12 (holy crap, was that really ten days ago?--I’ve been waiting to add this til after my 1000th rating and until I got more info about it). Pours pale hazy gold with a nice white lacy head. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Taste is much smoother and more drinkable than Old Crust, in my opinion. I thought it was really good.
baraciisch (1266) - USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange yellow in color... Aroma of citrus and sugary sweetness... Flavor is citrusy, belgian yeast notes with a citrus hop bitterness... Solid
gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - JUN 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark straw color. Drinkable barley wine...at first. Bounces between alcohol and bitterness. Kind of a pale bareywine, but hot.
Zymurgeist2 (738) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewer’s on the Bay. Pours a clear red with an off-white head. Not surprisingly, this beer is disjointed. Massive bitter flavor is balance with a syrupy, viscous texture.
mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a barley wine. It's lighter in color. And way too sweet. But imperial IPA notes? No. Just too muddled. Too bad, too, because the bottle is cool looking. C+
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criley2 (40) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at novare res bier cafe., my first barley wine. Super smooth. Not sure how to describe. Almost an ipa. Not a beer I could drink more than one of but delicious flavoring.