hockeybeerguy (1859) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanx Gary for bringing this one to me.
Can to chalice: the appearance was a hazy red/copper color with a one finger off white foamy head that died to a film after a good minute.
The smell had some sweet caramel malts, with a dank and resinous hoppiness backed up by a light dark fruitiness. As it warmed, I think there was some brown sugar here and there.
The taste had a generous sweetness about the caramel and toffee. As it warmed, there was some light fruit that bled into a fairly big resiny hop finish.
On the palate, this one sat right about at a medium with a decent carbonation about it. The ABV wasn’t really felt for the most part.
Overall, honestly as a barleywine, uh...really, did I just have a really old can? What are you giving me Gary? I see no dates anywhere. To me, average.
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy reddish copper with a smallish off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet caramel malts, fruit and some dank, resiny hops.
The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee with some fruit and a big resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a nice hoppy barley wine.
Danyel (657) - Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours orange/ brown with white head. Aromais malty, vanilla, wood, earthy, bread, toffee. Taste is very tropical- pineapple, sweet tropical fruits, wood, vanilla, a bit thin for a barleywine. Okay.
UncleKorm (781) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap poured a clear copper hue w/ frothy head. Big hop aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ bold biter finish of lasting duration. Tastes are grassy hop, sweet malt, caramel, toast, and blood oranges. Full bodied.
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krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thin light Carmel mostly clear with small to no head. Big unexpected hop smell. Tastes more like a great balanced IPA.Good dry finish.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, caramel orange colored pour . Medium bodied. Caramel backbone, solid bitterness, orange citrus. Decent
BVery (6081) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy orange amber pour with a small spotty head. Nice caramel boozy nose. Palate is too thin for the style, and it finishes bitter and not very malty. Kind of a miss here.
djd07 (3473) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy orange copper with small quickly diminishing head. The aroma is strong floral hop and toffee. Thick mouthfeel with strong booze upfront, bitter hop, and lingering bitter finish. Decent.
Steve_0 (2580) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Caramelly, citrusy, lightly bready, somewhat spicy, grassy, juicy hoppy, lightly spicy, and floral aroma. Taste is grassy, weedy, caramel, bread, honey, orange peel, grapefruit, spice, and ganja with a big bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad, but really just a double IPA, IMHO. Probably the best beer of the visit.
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Somewhat zesty, fruity, strawberry, a bit citrusy, spicy hoppy, toasty malty aroma. Tangy, somewhat fruity, a bit watery, earthy, herbal hoppy, slightly spicy flavor. Bleh.