Brentv (84) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark apricot from the bottle. Almost no head at all. Almost no carbonation. Smells fruity and sweet. Flavors rich and fruity, sweet, but with noticeable bitterness. Overall, it’s a better experience from the tap at the Hair of the Dog brewpub. Still, a very nice beer.
demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz to snifter. Murky light orange appearance. My bottle poured with zero head, and only had a slight carbonation bite on the palate. Thought it strange after reading other ratings and would have liked a bit more. The taste is very complex. Lots of sweet malts, fruits, hop character. It changes by the second after you sip. Syrupy palate. Very complex and delicious.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from mathieuc, thanks bro. pours hazy and bright golden with a frothy and creamy white head, excellent retention and strong lacing. toasted belgian fruity malts, but also pils, bread and complex caramel, fruitiness - pale that is, peaches, bit of herbs, celery, golden candi, very spicy, hint of tobacco, fruity coconut water, warming alcohol, some sweetness. moderate but constant carbonation - belgian-esque, medium body - oily and bubbly, bold chalky-grassy-peppery-spicy finish. loved it!
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 81 - Slightly hazy, slightly dark golden pour with a big white head. Malt and hop nose. Hop bitterness and lovely malt backbone. Mouthfeel is really nice, just thick enough to let you know this is a beer to be savored. This is a special ale an american barley wine classic.
DrewFace (236) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Homer321. Pours a clear dark golden color. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor of maple syrup, malt, some dark fruit.
Homer321 (539) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Bottle thanks to bytemesis. Thick honey and molasses. Slightly spicey. Chewy. Grate.
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adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy Plum, lots of licorice and tobacco on the nose. Taste is sweet, big and bold with english malt qualities. a touch of rye and oak with a caramel sweet finish. Very interesting.
Lowenbrau (1462) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Courtesy of Urbain from Struise. MAalty, caramel, liquor and nuts aromas. Pours hazy dark gold, with frothy white head, persistent, good lacing. Medium to full body, rich texture, soft carbonation. Taste is smooth, sweet, malty, caramel, some raisins, very well balanced and pleasant. Really enjoyable.
SpongeRuiner (423) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap while on vacation in Seattle. May be the best beer I had the whole trip. A darker cloudy color. Hints compared to a stronger apple cider. One of the best sippers I’ve had.
want1DIPA (151) - - OCT 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour a few months back. This was my first HOTD and I was blown away. At the time my favorite barleywine with creamy, hoppy notes that were very alive. I was also impressed with the appearance; a very bold unique redish color.