pdx76 (145) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at roscoes - small frothy head, clear amber in color. Nose of floral and pine. Taste of citrus and pine, mostly bitter accents throughout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hotstuff (3350) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog rating 1-23-2009 Fort Wayne Gathering (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a small tan head with a short retention, transparent body, no visible carbonation, one ring of lacing, and the body has an orange hue. The Aroma is citrus hops, caramel and piney. This beer has the flavor of some caramel and citrus, pine and floral hops. The Palate is slightly tingly and this barley wine is medium bodied. All-in-all this beer is quaffable, worth trying but since barley wine beers are not one of my favorite beer styles I more than likely will not drink this again.
kerenmk (1241) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Bytemesis. Pours hazy dark golden with a cream-coloured head. Some cucumber, sage, nettle and pine aroma, a little medicinal, bitter, even herbal. Sticky, syrupy, full-bodied, long and a little sweet finish. Really good.
DocJitsu (334) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber-golden color with a huge, fluffy, dark egg shell colored head. This monster of a head has a life of its own. It stubbornly hangs on either because it knows how sexy it is, or because it mocks me because it somehow knows how I want to dive into this thing. Iíve really been waiting a while to try it. Toasted malt, brown sugar, grassy and lemony hops, notes of bread, and just a hint of clove on the nose. The mouthfeel is interesting as it gets a little dry in the middle, but finished nice and wet. Very interesting flavor profile. Alternating citrus and pine with sweet unfermented sugar backbone that presents itself more in the beginning and at the finish. Nice fresh finish with some perfuminess that lingers. I like this one.
AndySnow (1267) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Amber colour with a white head. Heavy lacing. Sweet malt, hops, sugar aroma. Sweet honey flavour with caramel.
Beerathon (635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have never had a beer so sweet and so hoppy at the same time. This beer is great. The sweet fruits and malts get you in the back of the throat, but the hops still are there. Orange in color with creamy head that leaves lacing. Malts and sweet fruits in the nose. I loved it!
Mittenator (538) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from backlog). Deep amber pour. Lots of caramel and dark sugar aromas and flavors. Enough bitterness to keep it in control. This is one of the beers that got me out of the macro world long ago. I didnít have any idea beers could taste like this.
wagman (11) - - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Lagunitas night at Relax Chillin and Grillin in Hollister, CA. Pine and citrus. Deep amber. Strong alcohol taste - not hidden very well in this one. Good bitterness up front.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DSG (3994) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Deep golden. Aroma of piney hops, slightly stale, with caramelly malt, a bit of fruity notes and alcohol. Flavor has sweet malt, a bit caramelly, some fruit jam and a bitter finish with some decent hoppiness. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.
hopdog (7732) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm, I never rated this one. Bottle (few years old, but not sure the exact vintage). Poured a deep, cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas or toasted nuts, caramel, dried citrus rinds and roast. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Alcohol content well hidden.