ICEatALAMO (938) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is a hazy red. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste has a decent amount of hops and tastes more like a iipa than a barelywine if you ask me. Not much sweetness. Note that they told me it was even more hoppier when it first came out. Good, but different than what I expected.
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tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Vin and Bill. Pours a murky brown with some beige head. Notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, piney hops. Pretty boozy with some decent hop bitterness. Not bad.
PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with some brahs, pours murky red brown, notes of barley, booze, toffee, wood, plums, sugar, and other dark fruits. Very sticky palate. Warming in the body.
Awktoberfest (300) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
So as a fresh bwine I liked it alot cause it had the nice half acre hop forward punch! It was like a nice not overly sweet double ipa...so actually drinkable and enjoyable...good hop aroma off the bat followed up with nice hop taste thru out.. That would mellow out with age but ad is ( a 3-6 month old b wine) it was really enjoyable!
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Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013 (as "Wild America"): The beer is a hazy copper color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, citrus and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of bready malt, grapefruit and hops. The finish is hoppy up front with a pine and citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A sweet fruity aroma suggests nice hops to follow. The feel is just a little thin. This is nice and fruity. Malts are nice and rich but take a back seat to those hops. This could be a IIPA. Well done.
jbickus (16) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this as Marty Stouffers. Again very hoppy when i first tried it, but as it mellows the flavors blend excellently. Great balance after a month or two, very sweet, fruity, and a little breadiness. Would love to see what it tatses like side by side with Marty.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Brown pour with a white head. Aroma is biscuits, citrus, and brown sugar. Taste is biscuits, caramel, booze, sweet, and almost fruity.
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4690-20120817] 1pt6floz bottle. Honey roasted malt aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet caramelized grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting, quite strong. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from 22 oz. bottle (as Marty Stouffers Wild America). Pours a deep caramel color with a small beige head. The aroma is very hoppy for a barley wine; citrus, leafy hops, caramel and toasted bread. The flavor has a malt base of caramel and toasted bread. Again, very hoppy, favoring citrus and green leafy hops with some nice fruity notes. I’m not usually a big fan of the hoppy American barley wines, but this one worked pretty well.