DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 from Capone’s. Pours turbid rusty ruddy Carolina muddy brown with 2-finger tan head and well retained lace. This one looks great. Nose is heavy caramel malt, tabgeriney resiny hops, black pepper, spirity and hot. Tastes rich, with a big caramel malt, tangeriney hop, spirity, earthy, citric flavor. Assertive hops and heat in this, and well integrated and balanced flavors. This one is very very good, and stays hoppy throughout.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a thick off white head. Pine resin and baking spice on the nose. Rich and slightly sweet with some pepper/ spice notes. Hops dominate the finish.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A barleywine with a ton of hops thrown in. Has the appearance of barleywine, the alochol content, and the usual plum taste is present, but the sharp, piney hops hit you like a ton of bricks. I’ve never enjoyed being hit by a ton of bricks this much before... tried with Dave and Paul at the Beer Temple in A’dam in April, 2012.
Benzai (5826) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle @ ZZT IV. Lightly unclear reddish color, full sized creamy off-white head that lasts for a long time and leaves a nice lacing. Smell malts, hops, lots of fruits. Taste malts, some alcohol, lots of hops, pine, resin, fruits and bitter. Soft mouthfeel, full body, medium carbo. Great beer!
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Wow! This beer is fantastic. On draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. Classified as a barlywine but Tastes like a complex double ipa. This beer is perfect in every way. Beautiful hop presence with an even better malt profile. Incredibly balanced. I drank an oaked arrogant bastard after this and it tasted like water. Fucking fantastic beer.
Update: 8 months later and it’s still very goodd but not a perfect score.
conway (907) - - MAY 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured beautiful amber with a thick frothy head. Outstanding hop aroma and taste for a barley wine. Very smooth mouth feel and finishes sweet.
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 Murky brown, light brown head. Quite happy hoppy for the style, very American as well. Combined with some base dark sweetness. Surprisingly bitter as well but with the creamy base. More like a double IPA really. It is a bit harsh. Worth the alcohol. Do like it! (At Dean?s Tasting)
Marheb (1529) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Un vin d’orge doté d’une belle delicatesse, des bons sucres de magasin de bonbons, des houblons qui s’empilent mais sans jamais de battre. Pas assez souvent ma bouche ne rencontre robustesse et élégance dans une même gorgée.
sagmarium (67) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy brown/copper with a lacy, beige head. Aroma strong of caramel, toffee, light vanilla, a little chocolate plus some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a really nice blend of it all. Smooth texture. A good barley wine.
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber. Creamy off white head. Awesome aroma of blackberry, raspberry, grapefruit, watermelon & strawberry. Very hoppy with little heat. Flavor is more citrus and spice. Medium body with low carbonation. Bitter finish balances out the sweetness. A very underrated beer.