sudomorph (711) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dec 2011. Pours a nice, deep ruby with a thin, off white head. Aroma has big notes of raisin, dark fruits, caramel, and mild hops. Taste is sweet with a subtle bitter. Caramel, bread, dark fruits, and slightly hoppy with a nice, alcohol warmth. Full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy mouth feel but tasty. Overall very nice. Sweet but not overdone. Would get again. Not sure how it would be fresh.
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, hefty barleywine. Deep copper color. Complex nose with bready sweetness giving way to hops. Some booze and raisons as well. The taste adds a hop dryness and sweet caramel malts, well balanced. Pretty nice mouthfeel, low carbonation and smooth. Great stuff.
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Great Divide with Stephen. Pours maroon ruby red. Aroma is bread caramel, cardboard. Taste is caramel malt, cardboard, bread.
GriffDaddy (74) - - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, dark copper pour. Thin head quickly disappeared. A later, more aggressive pour made for a long lasting tan head. Very heavy, sweet, honey aroma, a hint of floral, perhaps orange blossoms. Lighter on the palate than expected, long, bitter finish. Kind of one dimensional with a sweet beginning and bitter end, not much interesting in the middle. Alcohol nicely hidden. Would I drink again? yes. Would I order again? probably not.
arojewski (50) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps one of the most intriguing and best aromas I’ve noted so far. Hoppy with maybe a citrus note? Not overly biting for the style, overall very well done.
Gerbeer (2001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brown orange with light head
Aromas of brown sugar and toasted malts
Flavors are similar with additional fruity orange and toffee notes.
Great especially since this is a tap version
1guywith_aboat (252) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours mahogany with a pillowy head and thick lacing. Aroma is very malty and very hoppy. Caramel malt, brown sugar, piney, citrus, pungent. Flavor is thickly sweet with plenty of hops to back it up. Caramel, toast, pine resin, citrus fruit, dark dried fruit, and booze fill the flavor with some other flavors hard to describe adding to the complexity. Full bodied, rather low co2. Excellent beer in every way. Definitely in my top 5 favorite beers.
GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a growler of this. Pours a hazy copper/orange with about 1’’ of head and decent lacing. Aroma is strong caramel malt, alcohol and some hops but they are overpowered by the malt sweetness. Taste is initially sweet and malty, a little brown sugar, maybe some molasses, and then transitions to a strong bitterness with pine evident. Medium to full bodied. I really like some of Great Divide’s beers but I am not a fan of this one.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - FEB 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decadent, dead sexy, near perfection, complex red hop goodness. Wow. So creamy, so rich. Its a big hop, big abv, big caramel malt, no apologies american craft beer masterpiece. I simply dont understand how anyone can not be into this kind of thing. Sharp but sweet green apple pine sap, grapefruit, toffee, velvet caramel, slight hint of bleu cheese, passionfruit, raw cane brown sugar, savory pinneapple reduction sauce, and ripe mango. Perfect mouthfeel. Only thing keeping it from a 5 is an ever so slight saltly medicinal finish. This is why I drink beer...
Ron (2687) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that had been in my beer cellar for 2 years. Reddish copper with a fluffy white head and constant bubbles. Nose is tropical fruit and biscuity malt. Taste is fruity and bitter hops. Sweet malt backbone gives balance. Huge alcohol heat. Top of the bottle had more alcohol in the flavor. The bottom was much thicker with malt and more enjoyable.