bytemesis (3495) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours hazy red amber, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Flavor follows, full sweet, light bitter, rich, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark sugars. Full body, creamy, lingering bitterness. Nice, but this is a barley wine...
swengw (8) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at a summer street fair in Chicago. Aromatic, delicious, full-bodied and bitter, definitely a beer to sip instead of quaff
hype (23) - - JUL 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good balance of flavors! Listed as IPA where I am currently at, but is not hoppy... I like it.... Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cmc619 (433) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought back to Belgium from Green Bay, WI. Had a few Hinterland beers at Abbey bar in De Pere, but this is the best one Iíve tried. Probably the darkest IPA or IIPA Iíve tried short of a black IPA - it pours a dark ruby, almost brown. Great hop flavor and aroma. You can feel the heat, but itís appropriate for the strength - I think the time in the barrels helped mellow it. Like this a lot.
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured this a bit on the cold side. Modest head, some lace. Clear dark amber color. Hops, Caramel, hint of skunk. Plus oak and bourbon come out in the flavor. More bitter than sweet in the palate. Decent brew.
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jaymobrown (1692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Nose is big bourbon with spice and vanilla. Dark tanned leather color. Great barrel flavor without being overpowering. Scotch alw taste.
Weezel (213) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark amber pour with minimal head. Aromas of tropical hops, bourbon and alcohol. Taste is moderate hops, with some coconut. The bourbon barrel is light, but it is there. Slight alcohol burn on the finish, but this is pretty good stuff. I like the balance, as it doesít go overboard in any one direction.
Chudwick (2206) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in snifter - nose is woody. Sip adds all kinds of flavor wow! Ok: bourbon, citrus, caramel, and something I just canít put my finger on. Bitter for sure with a strange sweetness. Sticky and not like any DIPA Iíve ever had.
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dutchís. Pours a deep reddish amber copper color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oxidized hops, wood, dark fruits, this is much more like a barley wine after 20 months in a barrel, but tasty. Some earthy bitterness to the finish. This is better than most of their other beers Iíve had.
DrSilverworm (6936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dutchís. Mostly clear dark red color, kind of brown from a distance. Thin khaki head. Leaves a few dots of lace. Bigger body. Lighter, reasonably smooth, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly drying finish. Good bigger toasty malt, some dark fruit, oak, vanilla, light spiciness. Bigger earthy hop aroma, with a satisfying moderate to bigger bitterness. Lighter sweet taste. Satisfying level of alcohol warmth. A pretty well-rounded, satisfyingly malty and complex barrel aged DIPA. Better than expected! One of the better barrel-aged DIPAs Iíve had, probably. The barrel aromas here work much better than in more pale examples.