vvesside (148) - California, USA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2013 Very balanced, lots of carbonation. It’s a great barley wine with a lot of complex, light flavors.
Narnad (1340) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 version. Pours from the bottle a deep ruby red color with a tall, frothy light tan head. Aroma is extremely complex with a huge malt profile, Merlot nose with a slight smokey, rye spiciness. Hops adds some citrus, grassy and pine character to the beer. Flavor is very smooth with a lot of residual sweetness. The rye lends a strong character to this brew and melds well with the citrus, grassy and pine hops character of the beer. Body is hefty with a low amount of carbonation that really makes it feel sugary and thick. Overall a very good brew. The age is starting to creep a bit into the flavor. Sweetness is a bit much for me but doesn’t detract from the flavor as the rye spice and very light smoke help to take the edge off of it. If Brach’s candy made a beer candy, this is what I hope they would aim to get.
pdx76 (113) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at HOTD - thin head that quickly dissipates. Sweet boozy nose. Taste of boozy brown sugar with hoppy dry finish.
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ansalon (199) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely carbonated with a heavy white head. Aroma is strangely muted with yeast, honey and pine. Taste is very good with caramel, honey and pine. Might have been a slightly defective bottle...
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jmikolich (1110) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of mcberko, Thanks! good solid barley wine a solid choice in the style, nailing all the highlights.. really tasty
Patrickctenchi (1677) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy, floatie-filled orange-brown with a gushing, off-white head.
Aroma is rye malt, caramel..
Taste is tart/sour fruit, candied and sticky....rye.
Hoppy with a slight alcohol/pepper bitter finish.
DavidWoodruff (237) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with a voluminous off white head. Huge mango nose with a bit of pineapple. Sweet malt, tropical fruit, hop bitterness and alcohol dominate the flavor profile. Long bittersweet finish.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: Gorgeous and original. Completely opaque golden orange with a foamy cream colored head that sticks around.
S: Wow. Smells sticky with resin, caramel and pine sap. Huge citrus fruit notes and sweet, rich caramel.
T: Resinous pine, sweet butterscotch and toffee, sugared grapefruit peel and the Belgian candi sugar shines through. Slight rye spice dry notes throughout.
P: Sticky, chewy, full. Coats the mouth resiny sweetness.
beernovice39 (2764) - Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Scent is sugar and malts, pine? Taste is dark fruit, sugar, hops and rye.
oRos (612) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beer craft. Color dark copper with fluffy white head witch lingers. Aroma is sweet. Taste is bitter with hops at the beginning. Finish is dark fruits, tobacco