Joelly3d (45) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Slightly more bitter and less floral or citrus than I normally like for an ipa. Worth a try for big beer lovers but won't be a regular purchase for me.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pintbypint (2836) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml brown bottle. 2013 release. Orange coloured, hazy, some floaties in later pours. Small cap of creamy beige foam. Nose has toffee malts, mild citrus and alcohol. Taste has caramel and toffee sweetness, late hop bitterness and some alcohol. Full bodied with softer mouthfeel. Strong, rich, boozy, hoppy - all things I enjoy. Seems like a great beer to pull out on a cold winterís night, one to sip slowly.
GenkiGonzo (543) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
1pt bottle. Pours a lovely ruby red, very little head. Sweet and malty arome with some dark fruit. Flavour has the same, along with some fierce bitterness to balance it out. Definitely more of a barley wine than anything else. Any way, a beast of a beer.
malkyore (273) - - JAN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is pretty much a barleywine... The fact that they donít call it a barleywine is just a testimate to just how many f*cks stone does not give. Itís both sweet and deliciously malty and brutally hoppy... Itís pretty much everything all at the same time, but it isnít all confused tasting..... If it were a barleywine it would be my favorite barleywine, but as it stands itíll just be my favorite "strong ale" whatever in the hell thatís supposed to be...
Krej (153) - USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Very malty. Almost like a barely wine. Probably one of my favorite strong ales.
SG111 (446) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 10/16/14. Pours a hazy chestnut color with a thick cream-colored head. Aroma is malt, honey, fig, toffee, and notable hops in the background. Flavor is caramel, toffee, little bit of fig, and a nice long hoppy finish. Drinks a lot like a Barleywine. Wow this is phenomenal. Way better than the regular arrogant bastard.
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellar stash sale at Corvallis Brew & Supply. 2008 vintage.A: Mahogany color with a foamy creme color head. Legs.N: Pine, licorice, star anise, toffee, leather and tobacco, some hop residuals - mostly pineapple, earth and peppercorn. Raisin, fig, woodiness, clove. T: Gigantic bitterness and sweetness. M: Medium body, fuzzy carbonation, alcohol is restrained actually. Much different than the fresh bottles I have had.O: An assertive beer. Fresh, it?s a bit of a hoppy, alcoholic mess, but at 6 years old, it?s like a bigger Bigfoot. Almost an exact comp, actually
FatPhil (10324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 660ml bottle (BierKompass.de) 2012 release, drunk 2015/01
Very nice barley wine aroma, sweet caramelly malts. Perfumey, but nice. Full smooth sweet palate. Massive malty palate. Nice bitter hops. Dang, this is a good barleywine. Love the balance of the hops and the malts, both components are very assertive, but not over-the-top. Drying palate makes me thirsty for more, which is a good sign.
Marduk (3622) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy dark copper color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, malty, citrus, raisins, mild alcohol in aroma. Caramel, raisins, plum stones, chocolate, malts in taste. Slight fizzy carbonation which adds character to that beer. Sweet malty aftertaste. Spicy hops hopping on my tongue in aftertaste. Beautiful. Where is that 11% of alcohol? Nowhere! Fantastic!
snoworsummer (3042) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 at Monkey Paw. Pours hazy reddish brown with a thin, fizzy off white head. Tastes like rich raisin, booze, and very sweet malt. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, woody, and sugary sweet malt, very faint hops.