BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty - a little thin for the abv but a strong and not overly hoppy barley wine. Elegant rather than in your face.
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tcane7 (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a murky gold, boozy, honey, EKG. Sweet finish. Not my style but palatable
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Bottle as "Rippa". Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of apple, grain, sugar cone, toast and caramel. Lighter medium body.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. What a boring beer. Medium amber pour wit ha thin white head. Aroma is faint caramel, faint fruit notes. Low carbonation seemed appropriate for style. Flavor was very subtle fruit, very subtle caramel, warming alcohol. Meh. Just boring.
gschrade (355) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours a deep amber, with off white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, taste more like a tripel than a barley wine. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again.
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wxman (1279) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a hazy orange with a thin off white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Smooth sweet toated malt taste along with fruit, buttery caramel and a nice hoppy character. Good stuff!
gripweed57 (440) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml swing top bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color. Creamy beige head with nice lace. Sweet yeasty toasted malt aroma tangy bittersweet malt flavor has notes of yeast and dried fruit. Complex cloying maltiness in mid taste. Dry warming finish.
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at St Albans beer festival 2013, Herts. An orange/amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Sweet, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes boozy, sweet, fruity, caramel, malty. Very tasty and drinkable.
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as Rippa. Did this have to be renamed to be politically correct or because of legal shenanigans? Cloudy orange, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is fairly fruity with light orange notes. Also present are some spicy hops and caramel. Medium to full bodied, lightly sweet, very drinkable.
Ferris (1304) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Bottle - Weird malty, almost tomato to my nose, grains and grass. Very cloudy amber with a thick white head. Earthy, almost medicinal, sweetish malts and I don’t get the hops advertised.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. Labeled as “Rippa”. I’m assuming it’s the same beer. It pours a hazy orange color with a lasting off white head. The nose has a strong bit of fruitiness with a dose of orange and caramel. The flavor is a little sweet up front. Full bodied on the tongue with average carbonation. There is a nice mix of fruit, dark caramel, slight earth, and a nice balancing bitterness. Slightly warming on the back end. While it is light on the ABV for a barley wine, it makes it much more drinkable than some of the other booze bombs out there. Well done and recommended.