migwell (155) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yuck! Bottle to nondeScript glass. Generally, I like DIPA’s and higher grav beers, but this one is just drowsy juice for me. Way too sweet, packing in the booze over a heavy malt base. I see that BA reviewers are following their proclivity in rating the stronger brews higher, but for me, a big Lagunitas fan, this overdone pastry is nearly undrinkable. Made initially as a mistake, it has continued to be one. If you want 10% with subtlety, go with a decent Trappiste.
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep orange amber color with an off white head. Aroma is pleasant but not very strong. Hints of fruit. Body is slightly thick and drinks very smooth at the start but has a slightly dry harsh finish. Its similar to a double IPA and not quite a barley wine pretty much as described. It has good qualities of both an a few not so good. It was OK but not as good as Olde Gnarlywine.
tlind2 (1374) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Brewdog. Reddish amber color, off-white head. Strong, sweet aroma with winy notes and alcohol. Strong flavor with hoppy notes and sugar. Full body, medium carbonation. Somewhere between a DIPA and a barley wine. Nice
bnokk (289) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - light brown with amber tones.
NOSE - very little, the slightest hit of malt sweetness.
FLAVOR - exceptionally smooth. I would NEVER guess it belongs in a sniffer. Very clean drinker with nice malt flavor and sweetness and a very low bitterness to balance it out.
NOTES - lives up to its reputation for an amazing malty ale that can lead to trouble.
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. At the Kerho, Tampere, Finland.
Clear red amber color with a small light tan head.
Sweet sugary malty aroma.
The flavor is strong hops, moderate bitterness, sweetness and more sweetness and malt. Super sweet.
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mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at William K. Kurvi, 20150705) The beer poured deep reddish brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, fruitiness, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. A tasty malty brew.
jookos (3897) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@1pint. Brown nutty colour. Malty, light greens herbals, brown bready nose. Some dry dark fruits,bit dadely, pines. Med full bodied, well bittered. Some sweets, but quite easy going overall, and bitter rather than cloying. Finishes with a little roast, herby pines. Really nice drinkable malty brown ale.
trilobata (19) - prescott, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sticky, malty aroma with pleasant hints of booze. Well balanced and smooth release from Lagunitas. Super tasty.
Art (2523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Carnivores. Pours a caramel colored brown. Aroma of citrus, orange, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is fairly sweet with a bitter finish. Too much for me.
Tide (2438) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Tommyknocker. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, caramel, hops, resin and pine. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, hops, resin and pine. Very nice barley wine.