PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber color that reminds me more of a double Bock than an IPA. Aroma is as expected hoppy however there is some malt aroma too. Flavor is bitter, however not overly so. There is plenty of sweetness to balance all of the hops. Finish is medium long and pleasently hoppy. This is a fantastic beer!
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell is a bit like sweeter hops but mild, very cool reddish color, taste is quite hoppy and alcohol on front but mellows out to a little sweet and tasty, hops the whole way though very low malt...hot alcohol through a lot of it..very harsh if you drink slow
stldicedealer (29) - Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is Amber with a small head that dissipates quickly. Taste of malt followed by a strong hop bitterness that lasts and lasts. Somewhat boozy but overall a solid beer
fiveacestx (788) - Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - dark tea color with a small head. Aroma and taste of alcohol. It’s apparently really hard to hide 12% ABV. Has a dry burnt biscuit flavor to it along with syrupy dark candy. Not really bitter but pretty dry.
echudy (71) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense hoppy flavor, and great dark Amber color. Really strong hoppy flavor with a sweet after taste.
RevBFG (70) - - JUL 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours Amber with very little head. Not much on the nose, but then you take a sip. Wow! Deep malt backbone followed by a long, dry hop finish. It has the heavy mouthfeel of a barley wine, but then those 112 IBU's hit you. Exceptional and unique beer. Highly recommend.
weihenweizen (2196) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2015 Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle, bottled on May 4, 2015, poured into a glass. Dark Amber with small beige head. Aroma is dank hops, medium/thick body, syrupy texture, medium/low carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is dank hops, strong malt, and bitter finish. Heavy and not much grapefruit hops.
Dorkenstein (119) - - JUL 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, candied orange, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is initially caramel and orange, some berries in there too. Next is very grassy hops and alcohol booze.
rosskyle (178) - - JUL 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Founders. Dark Amber color with a tan head. Malt and alcohol aroma. Malt spice alcohol flavor. Heavy body. Heavy body.
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firstsip (684) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 3 months. Bottle. Deep bubbly amber. No booziness. No head. Sweet raisin syrup nose. Very syrupy. Very raisin, fig. Mild hoppiness. Aged to barleywine very quickly (even though my party stote only got this beer in a month ago... grumble) or it just straight up lacks the bittering quality of hopping.
Petkus331 (351) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of dark fruit, pine resin, but also an off plastic-rubber aroma, and a touch of acidic cherry. Appears clear bronze, not much fizz. Pretty balanced sweet and bitter profile, bready malts and yeast stand out more than hops. Palate is oily, could be more fizzy. Overall, it is ok.