Hopsclation (80) - Chicago, - DEC 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rather one dimensional caramel hop mess from lagunitas. However if you like caramel malt and hops as I do, then what is the problem with that?
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A milder barleywine than you’d expect. Still lots of flavor, but they’ve managed to keep the body amazingly easy drinking.
Tortman18 (151) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque, dark ruby/copper with a half finger of frothy white head that dissipates quickly. A lot of sticky lacing. Nose is very hop forward with a mix of floral and pine hops. There are a lot of sweet, dark fruits mainly plum and cherry. A smooth balance of caramel and roasted malts. Mouth is very bitter and hoppy up front. A surprising amount of citrus is present with a strong grapefruit presence. That blends perfectly with the dark fruits. Very roasty with some booze, but it’s very well hidden.
VastActiv (1664) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PCB, Oakland. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness and malts.
Hanuta06 (240) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderate pine hop aroma.
Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white, initial head. Clear, medium-orange body.
Taste: moderately bitter, initial taste and moderately bitter, grapefruit-like finish with average duration.
Palate: medium-to-full body with dry texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish feel.
Overall: very good.
Handypaul (98) - - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours clear orangy brown with a pale brown head that diminishes slowly and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma varies from bottle to bottle but is usually hop forward with sweet floral, pine and grass notes. Taste is medium to heavy sweet caramel malt and lightly bitter hops. Body is medium to full, oily texture to start leading to a sticky sweet/lightly bitter, with notes of alcohol in the finish, average carbonation. Great flavors of caramel, brown sugar, hay maltyness. Hides the alcohol reasonably well but not perfectly. I really like this one!
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Ralph’s in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.39 (w/ Ralph’s card and 30 percent off after buying four 6-packs) for a 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 5, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 5, 2013
Poured a amber auburn somewhat clear color with four fingers of khaki white head. A light stream of bubbles coming up at various spots of the glass. Tons of thick foamy lacing along the sides, pretty uneven. A very nice amount of layered retention on the top all the way down.
First smell you could tell it was a Lagunitas. Got floral hops, brown sugar, caramel malts, spicy notes, soap, light pine, citrus hops, lime and some toffee.
Tasted the 9.99 percent ABV right from the get-go. No hiding it there. Got caramel, brown sugar, sweet sugary floral hops, faint orange citrus hops, tropical notes and some faint toffee.
Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, sugary finish.
I have to say I was a bit disappointed overall. A good beer, but not great. I have may even overrated it a bit.
harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2012! Been waitin on this.
Pours a nice copper ale with the same old dome centric white etched surface. Smells like alcohol, hops, sugar and brown sugar and a bit of cotton candy. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some hints of caramel and sugar. Medium bodied with reserved carb and a wet finish. I like this beer.
Serving type: bottle
TattooJack (25) - - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
It’s funny that this was going to be a throw away considering that most beer at this strength level tastes much worse. At 9.9% this beer was going to get close to a 4 rating from me no matter what it tasted like. So since it’s not bad at all it gets the whole 4! God bless the 1 beer buzz!
wchesser (893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber brown. Floral hops and toffee nose. Rich and malty with a nice hop bite to balance out the sweetness. Good stuff...dangerous.