JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber in color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt and light hop. Grainy malt and caramel flavor with a grassy hop finish.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pours a cloudy amber with an off white top. Nose is malty with pine. Taste is caramel and pine. Better than expected but lacking complexity.
SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy orange with very thin white head. has a fruit, sweet candy, caramel, vanilla, and pine aroma. flavors of pine, caramel, grapefruit, and herbal notes. an enjoyable brew
kaser (4183) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange pour from a beat up 12oz can at home. White tiny head. Vanilla and nutty. Some fruits and herbs. Earthy and malty. Good beer overall. Complex
Sledutah (6102) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from College Liquors
Pours hazy dark golden, small off-white head, some light lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine resin and malty. Taste is pine resin, sweet malts, caramel, dusty and grapefruit
A good beer, more of a big DIPA though than a barleywine.
crossovert (9585) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
355ml can. This is an unfortunate mess. Smells like someones first homebrewed mead. Flavor is surprisingly absent, no malt or hop character.
Bill Becker (566) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a hazy orange/gold with a small and quickly receding head of foam that leaves some lacing.
Grapefruit, tropical fruit, very hoppy aromas but with a Belgian like nose inthere as well. Yeasty? Candi sugar?
Right off the bat, this reminds me of a Double/Imperial IPA. That is how hoppy it is; grapefruit with some tropical fruit bitter sweetness. Again, there’s an element or 2 of a mild Belgian influence. Must be how the malt affects my palate.
Medium body with medium carbonation and more than medium alcohol presence.
Not a bad price for a 4-pack but I don’t think I will repurchase.
tmoreau (2995) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. can poured to snifters showing a fairly clear, amber color, with a modest layer of off white head foam that diminished to a persistent, bubbly ring, light film, and spots of lacing. The nose was initially some grainy & chalky malt, then stone fruit as apricot, with some caramelized sweetness. Light to medium bodied, with noticeable booze, the taste continued the malt sweetness, and added conspicuous hop bitterness that lingered into the finish. Unusual for the style, but did temper & mellow the sweetness somewhat. Not a hefty Barleywine in all of it’s facets, but decent enough.
Jorn69 (1751) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ En Öl & Whiskymässa 150425. Malty, hoppy and caramely, medium body. The finish is dry, bitter and caramely.
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, Göteborg 2015. Hop forward heavy caramel malty with bitter grapefruit, resin and pine. Warming alcohol and bitter zesty finish.