OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Couleur orangée aux reflets allant vers le brun cuivré. Mousse beige mi-abondante et plutôt diminuante. Comme quoi elle porte bien son nom, sucre d’orge, cassonade, bonbon et dessert au sucre et plus de sucre nous détournent complètement l’attention des houblons à caractère de citron. Très sucrée en bouche, quelle surprise!, laissant, en arrière plan, les houblons épicés, le poivre et les feuilles de laurier de reposer. Carbonatation très active et piquante semblant essayer de propulser davantage ce monstre sucré.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tawny colored, with a head retention that I found superior than in most Beers of this style.
Aromas I detected were candi sugar, and those barley sugar lolipops I loved as a kid (sucre d’orge).
Beyond the obvious malt sweetness and alcohol prickliness, this Beer had a woody, green leaf mouthfeel, it left a acidic sensation that reminds me of an arugula and spinach salad. It canceled out most of the cloying sugars.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark copper color. quick foamy light tan head. hoppy aroma. a caramel malt too. flavor is bourbon, deep malt, a little sweet & sticky. alcohol finish. thanks JimMack04!
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apricots, cranberries and a heap of sugar complacently bathing in a wooden barrel with an alcohol residue at the bottom. A nutty touch and sweet chocolate reveal a little more depth, but the sweetness here does not appear to necessarily have come from the malts.
Powdery sugar and nuttiness are propulsed by a strong effervescence. Dried caramel and brown rum sweetness are backed by a building wooden hop bitterness and citrus hop flavors. Another unique creature from the Lagunitas lab, but I’m sure not I can be enamoured of this one.
Too much crust in the pie can detract me from reaching decadence.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
opened by jimmack at his gathering, a reddish brown hue with thin white lacine, smells of sweet caramel, bit of citrus and some sugary sweetness as well. flavor is sweet and tangy, lots of malts and only a tad of hops. thought the aftertaste was a bit tart, but the body was very smooth and easy to drink, just a little too tangy.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. Dark amber color with a small tan head. Sweet malt, caramel aroma with a bit of citrus. Flavor was also sweet, with lots of malt, caramel, dried fruits and a hint of citrus hops.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle-pours a nice clear copper amber hue with a huge peach head and awesome lacing. Honeysuckle, brown sugar, caramel malt, some citrus, biscuty malt base-very nice! Big malty sweet flavors with the sugar, caramel malt, pears, dark fruits, some citrus, and some bitterness from unbalance. Astringent mid-palate that didn’t let the flavors ring out-became somewhat jumbled. This walks the edge between english and american versions. Body is medium and slightly over-carbonated but had some decent surupy thickness. Alcohol well hidden. a pretty solid barleywine.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jimmack at the Jimmack invitational gathering. Dark golden, light tan head. Candied aroma, malt and fruit present. Fruity light semi-bland malty flavors. Does not hold up to its strength.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma caramel, , taste is malty, sweet, grapefruit, Its interesting and is good,
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle: Pours a deep dark amber. Frothy off white head is mostly lasting and leaves a nice lace pattern. Nose of caramel, sticky hops, grapefruit. Big chewy sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, maple, medium to full body. Burly, juicy hops are all over the finish. Earthen, dirt, steady carbonation, very nice balance. Im impressed. Alcohol wasnt really evident until I felt it slap me in the head after I was halfway done. Great finesse for nearly 10%!