1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
blood orange color with tan one finger head, massive pine, citrus and sugar smacks cereal nose. very bitter very sweet very viscous. Really a hoppy barley wine, reminds me of the latest cascade dry hopped stone Old Guardian, hopped an extra couple of notches.
EdKing (1546) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2013 Shindig. Colour is orange, rusty brown, clear, white head, good sticky lacing in the glass. Nose is musky, tangerine and orange, boiled barley sugar sweets. Taste is uber strong bitter citrous and hop bitter. Sugary orange, hop acidic. Bit of a nasty tang on the finish. Paint stripper tang.
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 12 oz draught from Beer Kitchen in Westport KC. Appearance is clear orange with an off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity with lots of hops. Flavor is sweet with lots of hops, and a long bitter finish. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Amazing IIPA
icehawk (603) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (bottled on 5/21/13)
Aroma: Alcohol, grapefruit, all spice
Appearance: Lovely dark amber/red with foamy white head
Taste: Starts very sweet, then increasingly bitter. Hard at first to pick up any specific flavors, just an assault of sensations
Palate: Filling mouthfeel; smacks my tastebuds good and leaves a warm alcohol feeling in my mouth... head begins sweating.
Overall: After the shock to the palate, this turns in to a good sipping beer the like of a big barleywine.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Bottle. Pours deep reddish orange with no head. Aroma is intense ripe booze soaked tropical fruit, vanilla, hop acids and caramel. Flavor very fruity and caramel sweet with batting grapefruit bitterness and acidic linger. Feel is slick and not to lively. Definitely a hop fix, massive,nothing subtle and generally really good.
njager246 (217) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a bottle, a great citrus aroma, strong bitter taste... maybe takes a bit away from the beer, not as good as founders double trouble. .. but still a very good beer
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark and ruddy, red-bronzed colors, just a thin head. The aroma is inviting all the way ... clearly hinting at some robust, continental hoppiness and alcohol. The beer delivers. Full bodied and certainly robust, with a super dry consistency, sucking every bit of moisture from your mouth as it entices your taste buds. (#5194, 8/11/2013)
Leighton (8645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at the 2013 ChrisO Pre-GBBF Shindig - London. Big thanks to whoever brought this one! Pours clear orange with a creamy, white head. Big sticky hops abound, lots of ripe citrus, pine, sugary malts. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Thick and resinous pine on the finish with more sugary malts and sweet, ripe citrus fruits. Decent.
roxtersoxter (192) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy dark amber with small quickly thinning tan head. Malty aroma with slight hint of citrus, hops, and grain. Strong malt flavor with extreme bitterness. Barley wine type beer. Great beer!
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gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle gifted from my buddy Justin. Pours and cinnamon, apple cider, honey color. Minimal foam and thick appearance in the glass. Aromas are dank of malts and resin from the hops. Taste is heavy, bitter forward with lots of tangy sweetness from the malt coming in right away. Finish is more bitter, you can really feel the 100+ IBUs. Yep, this is as much an american barley wine as a triple IPA... very yummy. Glad I got to have it. Don’t think I would ever drink more than one in a night.