S_Side_Smitty (429) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden-brown and cloudy with a thick light tan head. Aroma is a nice balanced blend of hops and malts. Taste is exactly the same. The hops and maple syrup flavors lead quickly to some rye inspired malts that then slides into a long bitter finish. Overall, it is rustic and very flavorful.
Ataraxia (341) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color, almost no lacing at all. Subtle aroma of sugarcane, grape, pear, brown sugar, damp pine needles, and rich loam. Dry, tannic bitterness with a surprising depth of flavor. Smooth and medium-bodied with a lingering bitter finish. Mild to moderate booziness
John25 (353) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bronze around the outside with a deep orange center and a large cream colored head. The aroma is citrus, orange juice, tangerine, and sweet sugar with a touch of pine. The taste is clean and hoppy initially with a spicey kick on the back end. The malts really shine on this one and create balance all around. The palate varies from light and clean at times to medium with a sugary candy coating. The carbonation is high. Excellent and complex all around without being overwhelming - total balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Erzengel (2340) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 fl.oz. bottle
Meine Flasche sagt "Batch 77". Voluminöse Schaumentwicklung. Orange-trüb-matschig im Glas.
Toller zitrus-hopfiger Geruch.
Der Antrunk ist sehr süß-klebrig, voluminös, frisch-herb.
Zum Hauptteil wird das Bier noch etwas dickflüssiger, mild, hefig, leicht nach gelben Früchten, überreif. Dazu die omnipräsente alkoholische-scharfe Note.
Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, alkoholisch-scharf, süß-klebrig-dickflüssig.
--> interessantes Bier. Für meinen Geschmack aber viel zu klebrig-süß und zu alkoholisch-scharf. Das geht bei 10% auch besser!
Test vom 21.2.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,7,6,7,12,7 - 7,60
sitzds (280) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle shared by Kevin among a few folks at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a taster. Brown-orange in appearance with a few floaties despite a careful pour. A two-plus finger head forms, stays for a while, then leaves spots of lacing as it recedes. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, alcohol, dried pears, and apples. Taste, initially, is moderate sweetness with caramelized sugar and dried fruit notes. On the finish there is a citrus hop flavor, rye spiciness, and alcohol. Full body, thick, chewy, sticky texture, soft carbonation in the mouth which is strange after the bubble show on the pour, and a finish that is initially abruptly bitter and has a warming boozy tail.
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a amber out of bottle with a big creamy head. Aromas of citrus, malt and brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt and brown sugar with an assertive bitterness. Creamy and full body with medium carbonation. Very drinkable. Thanks Rob!
beerbaaron (1131) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 85. 1/8/14. Pours a beautiful ruby dark orange amber. Amazing, large frothy creamy tan head, fully lasting with thick lace. Seems very fresh. Very aromatic. Aroma is rich, malty and hoppy, as I the flavor. Fruity, super ripe citrus, bit of pine, sugar, caramel. Just a touch of alcohol. Fantastic balance. Complex but not complicated. Perfectly moderate bitterness and just sweet enough to balance. Creamy, luscious, and smooth. Exceptional, and doesn’t have to be ’huge’ to do it..
Lectvay (109) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly light color for a barleywine, and lots of carbonation, looks and feels more like a saison, but full-bodied and strong, slightly medicinal. The flavor really explodes as soon as you take a sip.
Syndicate (72) - Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dead flat. Beautiful golden color zero head. Smells great and of sweet date. It’s good but with carbonation it could be great. Beer is good , carbonated beer is better .
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass next to Fred from the Wood. Pours hazy caramel with a small, rocky tan head that fades to a thin rim and leaves no lace. The nose has huge notes of sugar cane, rum and fruit, along with molasses, dark fruit and just a touch of hops. The flavour is rich and sweet, with complex molasses, cane and dark fruit paired with subtle spice and delicate hops. The finish is long and malty with complex cane and molasses with a touch of hops. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a great barley wine; it is incredibly complex with beautiful malts and just the right amount of hops. Beautiful. 2014-01-04