AirForceHops (5229) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. Batch 93 on the label. Amber / gold without zero head. Lots of bottle conditioned yeast and sediment floating in the glass.The aroma is sugar, caramel, sugar, raisins and sugar. Did I mention sugar??
The texture of this beer is very syrupy and just a blast of sugar in the finish. Dark fruit hints. But again the dark fruit is covered in sugar. Did I forget to mention sugar is in this brew?
I guess I am missing something with this barley wine? It’s like diabetes in a glass.
Chalumeaux (675) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle batch 93 thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours murky golden orange with no head. Aromas of straight up sweet caramel and and brown sugar. Taste is sweet cough syrup caramel and brown sugar. Not so good.
WillRunForBeer (1812) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, batch 93. Pours orange brown with no head. Aroma is caramel, light grains, brown sugar, molasses. This is super sweet, caramel, brown sugar... Too sweet.
cmacklin (570) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl.oz. bottle. (Batch #94) Pours a murky, golden orange with a very thin, fully diminishing, off-white head and plenty of sediment. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, fruit, wood, alcohol and a hint of spice. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, sugar, fruit, wood and spice with a dry, bitter, hoppy, warming alcohol finish. Medium body with a thick, oily texture and flat carbonation.
commonmac (818) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap pour into 12 oz tulip at the brewery. Seriously love this place. Beautiful orange color with golden hints. Cloudy with some impressive lacing. Aroma is big with citrus taking center stage. Good spice quality too. The taste is...I mean...it’s just...so ridiculously good. Sugars and malt are prevalent but it’s balanced so well with the rye grains and a little bitterness. Perfect balance. This is one of my favorites in Portland.
Maddog (486) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn! Bought 2 years ago in San Diego. Huge hop presence in the aroma. Fruity, malty, hoppy with subtle dark brown sugar and dark fruits. This beer is magical.
JDBaker11058 (1689) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2015
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Appearance: absolutely flat; syrupy golden orange; small pour into a mini-goblet so as to properly decant, given there appeared to be a quarter inch of sediment in the bottle. Aroma: blast of syrupy vanilla, caramel, orange, slightly turned milk, and burnt cardboard. Taste: cloyingly sweet, with a powerful taste of werther’s original candy (because my grandson’s special, too), creamed corn, apricot, bourbon, vanilla, and powdered non-dairy creamer. Finish: lingering heat and sweetness, with that slightly rancid milk note coming out to play. Notes: This was bloody awful. Batch 92.
Savage_Night (301) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange/brown with no head. AROMA: malty, sweet citrus, spice, caramel, floral hops, boozy, herbs, earthy, orange, white wine and light pine. TASTE: malty, citrus, herbal hop bitterness, spice, pine, pineapple, light booze, caramel, herbs, white table wine, leaves, alcohol, very light licorice and orange. AFTER TASTE: malty, spice hop bitter and citrus with an oily sweet boozy finish.
rosskyle (311) - - JUL 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Orange Amber color. Fruit toffee caramel banana aroma. Thick texture that coats the mouth. Malt raisin alcohol and sugar flavor.
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Nische (1505) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 vintage. 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 caramel.