corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby red color with plum edges and a one finger, off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Splotchy lacing left behind.
Sweet vinous aroma with a strong grape-like presence likely resulting from the combination of piney/citrusy hops, sweet malt and red wine barrel. Subtle dry oak with a very prominent vinous grape/red wine flavor but still has some sweet malt and a surprising hop presence. Resinous and piney with tropical and citrus fruit notes along with caramel, biscuit, toffee, grape, plum and currant. Smells really good.
Medium bodies and really complex with nice balance of bitter, earthy hops, tropical fruit, sweet malt, dry oak and vinous dark fruit notes. Aggressively hoppy wih resinous pine needle and grass countered by sweet citrus grapefruit and pineapple. Sweet malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and a nice barrel presence giving off hints of subtle toasted oak and a strong vinous red wine character. Lots of grape, dark cherry, plum, raisin and currant. Really well balanced with great barrel flavor but you can still tell it’s an IPA. Goes down way to smooth for 10.5. Abv perfectly masked.
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Apricot, touch of boozy heat and some oxidation. Cloudy copper with a rich off white head. Caramel, light stone fruit and a light soft sweetness round this out. Starting to get some Barleywine notes and richness. Still nice for the age.
bigguns22 (745) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is Amber with a large tan head. Aroma is sweet and a little funky almost sour. A rich beer that is sweet and earthy with hops love hops.
oh6gdx (23629) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is mild coffee, grass, herbs, toffee and some wood. Also a slight bit of alcohol and fruits to it. Flavour is fruity, syrupy, toffeeish, quite nice bitterness along with some sweet malts and mild alcohol.
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Takes on a reddish hue, looking a lot like a barley wine. Tropical hops still shine, and the barrel softens this beer up soooo much. Fruity slightly Sweet and still finishing bitter. Better even than the gold cap."
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on my birthday last year, bought from Brewtque, Macclesfield. Poured an amber brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malts, wood, red wine vinegar, some citrus. Flavour has a hint of the wood and wine, malty, apples. Different but didn’t really rave about it.
dreamflower (709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. My favourite thing about this beer is the aroma. Smells like roasted coffee however it does not taste like that. Part of me appreciates the vinous quality but part of me does not. Head is a little pink.
northropfrye (2903) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown body with foamy rose-coloured head and nice lacing. Sweet and tart marly aroma. Fruity. Taste is sweet like a well balanced fruit beer with a touch of bitterness from the hops. Really nice and unique ale.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, ruby red pour, looks much the same as the original disco elixir, but with less head, way less head. Aroma - wow interesting, its almost like raunchy brown sugar, or sweaty cup cake icing..disco baby. Taste - hmmm, slight sour, slight malty, slight hops, time to get up and own the dance floor..I think i just grew chest hair. More wine character then the original I had yesterday, less malty, or more? I can’t tell, but its a cool fucking beer, and I’m enjoying it.
mmahut (1639) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours in cloudy dark orange body with medium head. Aroma is packet with tropical fruits upfront, like mango, tangerine, lime. There is slight acidity in the background, probably from the barrels. Light notes of wood and strawberries. Taste is short light malty caramel sweet with quickly upcoming high earthy pine bitterness. Astringent after taste, which Id say is breaking the palate. Body is full with medium carbonation. Oily. For sure an interesting experiment.