kraddel (4784) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles shared with Belgbeergeek . 2012 VS 2013
Pours coper brown , white head . Smell is sweet, but dusty . Taste is bit metallic , sweet, typical HOTD . Bit bitter , some herbs . 4,1 -------- ; The bottle actually PUKED on me . Upon opening, there came a muddy substance out of the bottle ( at high speed ) , the inside of the cap was completely covered in a thick layer , and the neck was completely blokked with like a Centimeter of .... well, of what ? Rests of the hoppallets ? this should not be in any beer , ever , when it is bottled . certainly not so much, and how the hell did it get in the top ? this bottle was stored upwards since I had it ( a few months I believe ) . This is just groce. I will not calculate this view, If I would , this beer would end up way under average . ---
Pours pretty much the same as the 2012 , but with a darker head . Smell is green , sweatfeet ( it were probably hoppallets ) Taste is bitter , cheese, more hoppyness. Typical HOTD tastes underneath . Bit honey .
-- a beer that is truly unique by making the biggest HOTD fan look like he was penetrated by an elephant , multiple times . This version really sucked , Not calculating this one too much , because I’d like to think it is not standard . Yet if they have the respect to sell a bottle like this , its gonna cost them sóme points !
jbruner (3043) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a hazy copper brown with thin khaki colored head that leaves light lace. Aroma is whole cone resinous hops, definitely simcoe, then it falls to deep fruits and booze. Taste is more towards the malty sweetness, no bitterness, dark fruit of English yeast esters, nice balance and no booze until it hits your gut. Light carbonation, warming, damn fine.
Alengrin (3548) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
New Year’s beer with wild honey, Simcoe and Amarillo. Off-white head on a deep bronze beer. Complex, tempting aroma of caramel, candied cherries, dates, ginger, chocolate, grapefruit; very exciting, complex taste, fruity and malty sweetness in so many layers, exotic fruits, deep and creamy palate, ending in a warm but never astringent alcoholic presence as well as delicate aromatic hops. Another masterpiece of my favorite American brewery and again a contender for the title of ’best beer I ever had’. Man, I wish I could have this any day...
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Hair of the Dog with Taylor, Stephen, Dina, and Rob. Pours cloudy brown shit. Aroma is cardboard oxygen fig, raison, apple. Taste is cardboard, molasses, brown paper bag, oxygen, some fig, sticky. Overpowering barleywine, sweet oxygenated.
bth122 (1349) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Hazy copper color. Big fresh hops with a big malt backbone. Caramel and floral/citrus hop notes. Creamy texture. Medium heavy body. Good.
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Enjoyit (3625) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2005. Clear amber of color with a weak off white head. An aroma of honey, hops, sweet an weak oxidieced. A flavor of hay, hops, malt and oxidieced.
tiong (5234) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hair of the Dog
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruity hops, malts, syrup, sweet toffee and caramel. Taste is sweetish, hoppy and malty with some honey and fruity notes. Finish is crisp malty, sweet and syrupy with some wood, honey and fruits. Quite balanced.
stoutnick (780) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Very murky brown. Aroma is honey. Taste is honey sweet, woody hops, bitterness. Finish and lingering flavour is hop syrup. Nice stuff. Couldn’t drink a lot. Overall, lovely mixture of american and english style barley wines.
bytemesis (4969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2011. Pours clear ruby chestnut with a medium tan creamy head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich malty, chocolate, toffee, raisin, date. Medium sweet, malty, biscuit, just a bit of bitterness. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. ABV very well masked. Nice beer, but not all that complex.
S_Side_Smitty (614) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Pours cloudy brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is malts, malts, malts with a little carob thrown in. Taste is a little carob, milk chocolate, and roasted malts. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced in the finish. Nice.