callmemickey (1869) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Rich orange-amber body. Big white cap which receded quickly. Spotty lacing.
S: Malt. Lots o’ malt. At 75 IBUs I certainly am not detecting much over the syrupy sweet caramel malts and toffee.
T: More of the same. Except it manages to get even more one dimensional. All caramel malt.
M: Medium bodied, yet thin on the palate. No quantifiable finish. The syrupy beer just coats the mouth and sticks around forever.
O: Utterly disappointing. However, I used what I didn’t drink (which was a lot) for the base of a minestrone soup I made the lady. It worked in that role, but not as beverage.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big earthy aromas with notes of citrus, caramel, and booze. Pours clear deep copper color with off-white head and no lacing. Taste is fairly sweet with caramels popping thru with a nice bitter bite on the back end. Average to flatish carbonation with a long dry finish. Overall, a good, big beer. Nice balance, strong flavors, and abv hidden well.
Leighton (8744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 4. Pours clear, rich amber with a small, white head. Heavy malt and caramel nose, with dense citrus hops. Big sweet flavor, sugar notes, toast, light booze. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, lots of sugar, resinous and oily hops, mild pine and citrus. Really good beer. An enjoyment.
stouby (3429) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Maddy’s, Washington.
Clear dark golden with a small head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel) and hoppy (grassy). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter, some alcohol. Almost full body.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber large lasting fluffy beige head. A bit barleywine-ish on the nose - solid grain malt, pretty heavy resin and dry leafy bitterness, a bit of an alcohol burn - nice balance, if big (7+). Taste - same, but tons of fruit, and even maltier than expected - big, grainy, boozy - and dry. Average body, a bit syrupy, mildly carbonated -a fairly boozy long finish. I have had the bottle for a while, it has stood up nicely.
wtcecil (2) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled as a bomber. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Medium amber color, 1/2 inch off-white foam head, decent lacing
Taste: fairly harsh alcohol taste, not too bitter, somewhat sweet.
Palate: Medium/thick mouth feel
Overall: Good Beer, only complaint was the stronger-than-expected alcohol taste. A relatively inexpensive & good tasting Double IPA though.
stangger (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Uno’s in Neshaminy. Remember very little, except that the alcohol is more noticeable than the commercial description suggests.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint from The Lackman in Cincinnati. Pours a cloudy deep orange color with a small off-white ring. Tons of fruit in this- grapefruit, orange, melon, pineapple- with caramel malts, pine resin, and some floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a chewy, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Big DIPA. Too much for my brother. I liked it.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma is fruits, some bready malts, mild sweet malts as well as some grassy notes. Flavour is quite much the same with also a bunch of toffeeish notes.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by TexasJeep. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Nose is of concentrated orange rind. Taste is of citrus which is overpowered by malt. Mouthfeel is resinous and bitter.