dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange pour with a single finger head. Aroma of citrus and candy. Medium mouth. Taste is full of citrus and candied sugar. Dry and bitter finish. Alcohol is hidden really well. Really easy to drink. Not much lace. A solid barley wine.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light burnt orange pour with a white head. Caramel malt and hoppy bouquet. Big florally hop notes run roughshod over the sweet caramel notes. No real depth here. Average mouthfeel and body.
HonusWagner (1624) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 A ridiculously hoppy American barley wine, sickly sweet but also quite astringent/bitter with high stickiness in the mouth feel. Not my kind of thing.
swoopjones (6211) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at Crabapples bottle share. orangish colored pour, fuller bodied. rich toffee notes, vanilla, oak, nice bitterness. Nice BW
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of hoppy resin, orange zest, bready malt, toffee and pine. Medium body.
SotallyTober (40) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a dark hazy amber pour, with a thin head. A tart fruit, oak, and spice aroma. Very nice fruit, caramel, butterscotch, pepper, and bourbon taste. Wow! This was a very satisfying brew, and will be going back for a couple more bomber’s.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Wow, thanks, J! Pours a murky bright pale amber with a dense and creamy off-white head. Big bright sweet tangy fruit on the nose, lots of mango, pineapple, and oranges. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sweet caramel base on the mid palate, showing layers of toastiness through toffee and more caramelly layers. Great hop accents everywhere, definitely the highlight of the show here. Long sweet finish. Much more of a DIPA than a BW due to the hoppiness, and not a candidate for aging at all.
italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper pour with a thin of white head and very light lacing ... Aroma of vinous and bourbon vanilla barrel .... Taste is of light hops, vinous, bourbon, vanilla, piney, floral and bitter hop bite, has a chewy caramel malt ... Dry malty and some fruityness ..... Decent and malty very smooth with abv totally hidden ....comes off way more As a Firestone brew
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is mouthful of changing flavors. Complex but great. Orange cloudy pour on tap at Local Option. Prunes, apricots, tart fruits - on the nose. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, peaches, and a little smoke - stand out to me for the taste. Enjoyable. A sipper for sure.
John25 (684) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bright neon orange. Spiced Tropical fruit on the nose. The taste starts out with a bitter kick then fades to sweet caramel and butterscotch. Some floral hop notes peak come through as well. The 10.5 abv is barely noticeable. Awesome!