dlovell2 (460) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Copper color with small bubbles. Aroma of barley, caramel, milk chocolate. Thick sweet malty flavor, some hops flavor and alcohol finish. Great brew!
jdb288 (124) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Sticky, sweet, thick and delicious. Heavy, yes....too sweet? Eh, maybe a touch. But the alcohol is warming and balanced within this superior IPA
jrc1999 (1) - - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A sensual experience lot for the weak of heart a huge beer that should be drunk slowly and savoured
tectactoe (646) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Tap: golden-yellow body with strong overtones of orange, foggy & clouded. Small, white head doesnít stick around for very long. Aroma is very powerful; hops, citrus, pine, alcohol, & plenty of malt sweetness. Caramel, toasted bread, light toffee. Alcohol gives a mild acetone character. Taste isnít as jarring as youíd expect, but itís still quite heavy. Sticky malt character, caramel, toffee, tons of toasted grains, sticky sweet. Hops are bitter, piney, citric with some grapefruit & orange. Quite bitter, with quite sweet as well. Solvent & alcohol in the finish, somewhat hot. Huge, sticky mouth feel. Fun to try, and while itís not bad, itís far from drinkable & isnít much of an "IPA" anyway.
icehawk (594) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderfully clean reddish brown with short lasting white head. Big alcohol aroma, with some brown sugar like essence as well. Huge, chewy mouthfeel. Lights up your mouth installed and leaves a nice lingering alchol burn in the mouth. Even though the alcohol is hugely apparent, this is much more drinkable than many overly sweet and chewy barleywines that exhibit some of the similar alcohol first characteristics. Truly unique and one of a kind... well done, glad I finally got a hold of a few!
Zane_Hilton (11) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
1.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
2008 Version Dark amber, virtually no head. very bitter, so bitter it covers up any other flavour of the beer. It is endemic of craft brewers obsession with hops. This is a disappointment, because it has a nice aroma which is lost as soon as it touches the tongue. Whatís the point of introducing all the flavours if you cover them all up with hops. Thick texture. Finish is bitter and long. Undrinkable, a disappointment.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours great with a nice orangish/amber hue to it, a nice foamy off white head, and some lacing on the glass. The beer smells decently with orange citrus sweetness and a hoppy finish with mild hints of malts. The taste was average with a with a mildly sweet hoppiness and a mild maltiness blended into it and a overpowering boozy finish. The mouthfeel is average as the beer is well carbonated, full bodied, but leaves you with a high power boozy taste in your mouth that is not pleasant. Overall, I was disappointed with this beer as I remember their previous offerings being better balanced and tasting better...this was definitely not worth the 14.99 that I paid for it.
RobertDale (2597) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is caramel malt, orange, pine, fruit, citrus, spice, and alcohol. Very warming. Would like to try one a few years old.
Inbreak (1056) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
09.10.2013, 0,35l bottle (bottled 10.10.07) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is sweet boozy, caramel malts, oak, alcohol, raisins, thinner, sugar, toffee, hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, sugar, raisins, grass, alcohol, oak, toffee, grass, citrus. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Not bad, kind of barleywine-ish at the moment.
ej (510) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with little to no head. Rich malty aroma with dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is rich dark fruits with heavy caramel and hints of alcohol. Full bodied with soft carbonation.