marv3mania (127) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
!2 oz. bottle in a snifter. Pours a clear amber with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is mango, grapefruit, orange, pine, and a bit of sugary sweetness. I donít think any brewery creates such beautiful smelling beers as Lagunitas. Taste mostly follows the nose, with a slight malty taste at the back of the throat. That aftertaste is about the only thing reminding me that this is a barley wine. As usual, Lagunitas has created a superb brew.
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into snifter glass, deep amber-copper with off-white head. Aroma of grapefruity citrus hops and heavy caramel malt. Taste is much more malty then aroma led on, notes of brown sugar, dark dried fruits (raisins, figs), bready, nutty with citrus/piney hop bitterness. Heavy body, low carbonation, syrupy, thick with sugary malty finish. Very good.
OKBeerFan (53) - - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved this Barleywine style brew! Very hop forward with lots of sweetness and a balanced malt bill. Gonna age a bottle or two to see how it develops.
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suprchunk (1794) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light reddish brown colored pour. Small off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Nice hoppy aroma with a malty background. Taste is malty and sweet. Nice crisp bitter finish. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sonnycheeba (2524) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at metropolitan. Pours dark amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, fig, raisins, floral notes, and light spice. Flavor is dry bready malts, dme hop bitterness, caramel and dark fruit ester sweetness, and light molasses; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
JHeath99 (301) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of wood but slightly sweet. Taste of booze and slightly hoppy.
snoworsummer (1005) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Draft. Pours clear medium brown with a frothy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes sweet, like syrup, caramel, nuts, and strong pine hops and grapefruit. Medium body and low/medium carbonation. Smells sweet, sugary, and syrupy.
revolution2718 (81) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013. Pours dark clear amber. Nose is burnt orange, caramel, hops, wood, some roasty smell, a touch boozy. Taste is caramel, sweet brown sugar, orange, some bitter hop or alcohol on the tail end to balance it. Very smooth and thick, creamy. Excellent.
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MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Six pack from Corkís. Pours out a clear light amber with a nice frothy light tan head. Sweet, hoppy aromas. Flavor is thick and sweet but very smooth and contained. Just enough bitterness. Brown sugar and pine notes.
samsmith33 (255) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance Is clear reddish brown; lasting white creamy head. Aroma Is hops caramel. Taste is hops, honey , caramel, charred wood, orange, cloves. A good sweet hoppy ale. Feel is creamy, light carbonation, thick finish.....good beer, but I donít think I would want more than 1 in a Row. A nice choice for thanksgiving.