DrSilverworm (2701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32oz growler, filled at my local Whole Foods about 7 hours prior to consumption. Shared with friends over a game of Catan. Mostly clear yellow orange color. Thin off-white head. Nice spread of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice big bitter taste. Light zesty sweet. Some orange-citrus, pine. Some pale malt. Light resiny bitter piney aftertaste. Awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Wexford, PA. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of resin and citrus hops with caramel malts. The taste is toffee malts with citrus, resin and earthy hops. Medium bodied, decent balance, slight booze.
watson1977 (2270) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma has tangerines and perfume. Flavor follows suit...very bitter. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with a bitter dry perfumey/bitter finish.
gripweed57 (319) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber orange color. Small creamy beige head. Resiny pine hop aroma. Toasted caramel malt flavor is overpowered by the aggressive pine and citrus hops. If you’re a hop head, you will love this. Hops rght through to finish. Sweet malt backbone helps to balance this ale somewhat.
tcane7 (803) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with thick tan head and chain lacing. Nose of sweet caramel boozy malt. Sweet and malty with a decent bitter finish. The booze and malts conceal most of the hop characters.
swoopjones (4196) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, orange, red pour, light lacing, low carbonation. Barleywine like aroma, rich maltiness, caramel/toffee, cherry. Boozy. Flavor is boozy, toffee, caramel, cherry. Rich, good bitterness. More BW than DIPA
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Nearly a very hoppy barley wine. Suppressed the alcohol fairly well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, reddish amber with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel malt; light to moderate pine, citrus and metallic hops; brown sugar; maple syrup; and alcohol. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with and average to long duration. There was caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, pine hops, some citrus hops, more pine hops, sugar water, maple syrup and honey. The medium to full body was a bit oily and then dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish.
SudsMcDuff (4672) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft @ Otto’s brewpub, in the newer, bigger location, in State College,PA .. . light sweet sap .. a bit soapy .. deep gold .. bamboo sap .. long finish .. honey .. awesome stuff, a touch warming .. . . he was in paris..
JonR (28) - - APR 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice color to it aroma lacking, good carbonation, Not overly flavorful, somewhat dry, not as hoppy as you may believe, bitter taste, I’ll pass in the future
bth122 (870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy goldish brown color. Minimal head. Not very fresh aroma, slight citrus hop and malty. Medium bitterness. Had a heavy maltyness too it. Was expecting more hops. Not bad though.