SupperHopped (13) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty boozy and sweet aroma. Taste was a bit different for me. Almost to dry. Mouthfeel wasn't exactly for me.
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter
Aroma of Scottish tablet, pepper, wheat, and raisin. Pours with a massive frothy off white head that peters away fairly quickly to a think frothy head, but leaving a large amount of lacing. The beer is a somewhat cloudy reddish amber. Taste is alcohol, orange, rye, and malts with a strong bitter ending. Very strong.
Caytinator (959) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery -- copper & opaque, head fades off and leaves lacing, no residual head (collar). Kind of weird, super-strong taste (alcohol) and aftertaste (rye). Yeah this beer is weird just like their other beers, but better. Why do they love rye so much? The candi sugar muddles the waters a bit...the rye is interesting as well, points for originality but a little lacking in execution. Get your mouth ready, so to speak.
dutchbeer (1) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I went to the brewery to taste this highly rated beer. For $9 a bottle! it was a huge dissapointment. Highly overrated. Flat chocolate drink with alcohol. Typically American overblown beer with any lack of subtlety. The micro brews have brought a new beer culture to the US, but as with most things it is overdone and lacks balance. No comparison with the Belgian abby beers.
BlowOffTube (482) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty. Cloudy dirty golden pour toffee and dark fruit aroma. Sweet toffee nice floral hops some caramel. Lively carbonation moderate body. Tasty.
Oly (38) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 90 consumed on 8/6/14. Hazy light orange/copper pour with loose head. Sweet aroma of caramel and raisin and a taste to match. The alcohol is hidden well, but the palate was a bit too heavily carbonated and fizzy. Not my favorite style, but I liked it more than most barleywines (which seems the best category for this beer).
jsmerig (1260) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep cloudy gold with minimal head. Aroma of plumb and maple. The taste is sweet with a stiff bitterness that follows the alcohol burn. Fruit notes rise as the bitterness fades. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. The strength of the beer is not masked that well. Thanks to BrAd for bringing me back a Fred.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Hair of the Dog, Portland. Pours hazy golden with a big creamy head. Aroma is quite malty with oak, toffee, grain and some notes of spice and juniper, as well as some hoppy apricots. Full body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with notes of bread, as well as kandi, vanilla, perfume and flowers, and some hoppy orange peel. Long balanced finish.
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy golden with a white head. The aroma has candi sugar, light spice and Belgium abbey yeast. It has a full rich body with semi-soft carbonation and is pretty smooth. The flavor starts off very sweet with light toast and a bit of spice, pepper and a ribbony caramel trait. Nicely done.
haggdude (2) - Alhambra, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I agree with the previous comments about batch 92. Unfortunately, not up to the standards of this great brewery. Flat. Boozy. Suspended floating particles. The honey at the end was the only redemption.