willisread (829) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nakameguro Taproom. Served in a snifter. Deep amber color with a huge pink soapy head. Slight malt aroma with a bit of sourness present. Sweetness present on the palate from the malts with a hint of bitterness and a strong bit of alcohol present. Oily mouthfeel with a nice long smooth finish. Solid strong ale.
barn0216 (513) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium chocolate brown, moderate foam. Caramel malt aroma with some hops, smells strong, nothing special tbh. Hop characteristic is much stronger in the flavor, spruce, tiny bit of roastiness. Bitterness lingers nicely.
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark amber brown with small tan head. Malty caramel atoms. Big malty version of bastard. Bitterness still shine through the extra malty palette. Delicious as expected.
Joelly3d (46) - 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 (2941) - 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 (619) - 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 (280) - - 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 (165) - 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 (573) - 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 (1364) - 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