Luvystypotables (975) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of fermeted fruits and a hops. Full bodied taste of fruit and hops. Great finish of fermented fruit.
Jabah (180) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this beer was a little too strong and bitter compared to the 60 or 90 minute IPAs (my favorite being the 90-minute). A little over the top, as Iíd rather have a barleywine thatís 12-13% vs. a super-hoppy IPA on steroids. The flavor is there for sure, and it seemed to go down smoother after the first few sips. This was the first and only beer over 14% I have tried so didnít know what to expect. I give it a decent rating because it is a good beer ($7 for 12 oz. it certainly better be). Just not sure if I would get it again as there are so many out there now.
Mikeyaponte (39) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
2.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Too much. Way more than enough. Great for tastings, not for casual drinking. The extreme of extremes. Way overdone. If Sam Adams triple bock is one extreme, this is the other.
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BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange-gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of caramel, some citrus & tropical fruits. Taste some alcohol in the finish but it does not take away from the complex flavour. There is a hint of spice in the taste as well.
e303 (200) - - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to beer tulip. Fresh bottle. Pours a golden orange brown like iced tea. Aromas of burnt sugars, pine, earth, marmalade jam, some citrus. Taste is very sweet at the start and finish with a piney resin middle. The alcohol is well hidden in the taste but I feel it. It's very sticky and big. No grapefruit at all which for me is awesome! Overall a really big, really good beer. At 18% ABV you are certainly getting your money's worth.
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Dal9000 (234) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark golden. Immediate aroma of sweet caramel and wood smoke. Initially sweet on the tongue with a butterscotch caramel finish that lingers. A burn of the alcohol evaporates the aroma into your nose. Sweet finish.
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SoberDave (171) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged 3 years by redpooba. Awesome caramel aroma with bitter notes and strong alcohol. Pours golden brown. Sweet caramel flavour with grape, plumb, hops and strong alcohol. So smooth.
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is strongly alcohol. Taste is some bitter hops and hints of spice, but also strong on the alcohol. Overall reminds me more of a Belgian.
Taryn (2) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a pleasant surprise, as the 90 Minute sometimes seems a little heavy for my taste. I loved the balance and mouthfeel of this beer. If only the price wasnít so high!
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a sampler. The aroma is a bright, warm orange blossom floral note with just a slight rubbing alcohol hint, and some undertones of clove, as well as late, a warm caramel hint. The beer is a hazy orange, with a fuzzy, even, off-white head that has a decent retention. The taste is a beautifully balanced medium high bitter and sweet - both aspects do a good job of countering and complimenting each other. The beer is slick and smooth, with a creamy and fuzzy carbonation. The full body includes notes of caramel, sweet citrus, and clove honey that finishes with a bourbon-like clove and wood character. The aftertaste is quite clean and crisp with an astringent character and hints of grass, pine, and bourbon caramel.