Damico (2547) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle...pours reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma brings aged yeast and sweet and almost tangy malts. Flavor has developed so well bringing smooth but still sweet malts. The 2010 bottle brings perfumey hops as well and there is sediment floating in the bottle.
jbruner (2280) - 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 (853) - 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 (977) - 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 (1253) - 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 (3454) - 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 (3699) - 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 (490) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (3076) - 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 (441) - 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.
BlowOffTube (450) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper light tan head. Lots of toffee and molasses aroma. Toffee with molasses then switches to brown sugar in the end. Citrus hops fighting their way through. Medium body and carbonation.