MIBRomeo (2345) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy off orange hazy pour dense white head with thick lacing. Definite alcohol in the aroma definitive oak qualities some vanilla an off orange skin under a lot of malt and some grass. Full well coated palate, finishes creamy. Flavor is sweet lots of malt and a dry oak and grass finish some fruits and raisins. Something just a little off in it but tastes good.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. light grapefruit aroma. Rich malt and oak flavor with grapefruit and pine. Medium-plus bodied. Good bitterness. Rich malt and oak linger with grapefruit and light caramel.
marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours reddish copper with a thin off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a fruity carbonated caramel malt flavor with a burning alcohol trail. A really nice sipper.
VsXsV (1212) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of oak, pine, caramel, biscuit, lemongrass and some light booze. Taste is light sweet and medium to high bitter with some caramel and booze. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty decent but I don’t entirely get along with it.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy, dark amber with small head. Sweet aroma of oak, dried fruit, hops. Tastes sweet and malty with perfect amount of oak. Slight bitter finish.
sonnycheeba (1890) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours slightly hazy amber with thin, creamy off-white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is floral hops, cherries, figs, caramel malt, and booze. Flavor is sweet malt forward, heavy hops, and medium fruit esters; booze taste throughout with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth. Almost more barleywine than double IPA and very delicious.
BeerandBlues2 (7408) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Naja’s. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, oak and vanilla, floral and citrus hops, spicy alcohol and biscuit, cookie malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting sweet malt, vanilla and oak and a sweet finish. Full body and warmth with medium carbonation.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I sampled this beer at Cismontane in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
The oak barrel aging adds a nice balance to the hoppiness of this double IPA.