wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at PP Strong Ale Fest 2009. Orange amber color. Hoppy, buttery, malty. A very good IPA. Very drinkable. Very good.
zizzybalubba (1394) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2009. Golden pour with a thin white head. Grapefruit and toffee aromas. Caramel and grapefruit flavors. Full bodied. I thougt this one was very good.
BeerIsMyGod (16) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served in a snifter that accentuates the sweet, roasted peach aromas. Presented with a rich head and deep, auburn body. Taste of sweet maple takes over the taste buds and it finishes with a bright hop tinge. Fantastic beverage...I’m glad they started offering this monthly instead of seasonally.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at az strong beer fest.
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt, hops, citrus. Flavor is hops, citrus, malt. Nice mouthfee, good stuff.
Ticepoppa (2) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best beer Four Peaks has to offer, an excellent barleywine. It usually doesn’t last very long when they offer it, last year one batch only lasted 6 hours.
ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brewery. This is one of those beers that is right on the border between styles, like Hvedegoop. This one is so hopped and not malted enough to balance it that it comes off as a darker Imperial IPA. Sort of a tart syrupy hop effect like a Dogfish IIPA. I would order it again only for the glass. Some aging in another vessel besides stainless would help a lot IMO.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scottsdale pub. Incredible meringue head that rises high above a fiery burnt orange body. Delicate lacing left its mark all over the inside of the glass. Extremely hoppy for the style. Grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon zest balanced by caramel malt, honey, and brown sugar. Thin for a barley wine, which I like. Not at all syrupy. Very good brew...probably the best Ive had that was made in AZ.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Scottsdale location. Pours a cloudy amber with a HUGE cream colored head and nice lacing. Nose is citrus hops and malt. Taste is lots of tart citrus hops and some sweet caramel malt. Comes off more like a DIPA than a barleywine, which is cool with me. Medium creamy mouth feel. Good stuff.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 Always tapped on the first of the month, to my knowledge. Pours a warm orange color from the tap at the brewery with a large tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. Great aroma. Smells of sweet red apples and orange rind. A bit sour for a barley wine, but balanced with caramel.
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
’06 Vintage Good yellow head on orange-golden beer. Very hoppy (USA) nose, cookies and quite some malts. Hopoil, hopcookies or -cake, diverse dried fruits (mango, fig, peach). Burning MF, quite aggressive and harming the balance. OK, maybe enjoyable, but not really great.