PorterPounder (4955) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newport, Or - on tap at the brewery - labeled as "New Crusty". Sparkling medium gold pour, white head, nice lacing. Aroma of dates and alcohol. Crisp flavor, some canned fruit salad, some caramel, a bit of licorice and a boozy finish. Alcohol hidden well. Thick, sticky mouthfeel.
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.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco, CA
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, alcohol and grape. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long sweet, warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler @ brewpub.
Pours clear pale golden color with no head. Aroma of fruits, alcohol, grass and toffee. Flavour of alcohol, lemony fruits, hay and toffee. Could used some maltier body, alcohol comes through too much. More like an IIPA.
Zymurgeist2 (748) - 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.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rogue SF. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, alcohol, some herbal notes and sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel with some bitterness, malt, fruitiness and white bread. Full body, soft carbonation.
gregwilsonstl (877) - 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.
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.