berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. An inviting reddish amber colour with a loose cream head; sweet, sugary aroma; thick and syrupy in the mouth, with a smooth caramel taste, and lots of warmth as the alcohol slowly releases; giving a warming, deeply satisfying finish. An excellent old-fashioned Barley Wine, had to sip and savour.
maltman53 (408) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just an unbelievably balanced Barley Wine-style beer with a beautiful copper-red color and molasses nose and a perfect slightly bitter finish. Overall, this beer should move from a seasonal to a year-round beer.
redtechnj (234) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance-Clear amber with a fully tan head, medium lasing but very good lacing.
Aroma-Hoppy and sweet, piney hops, caramel malts.
Flavor-Starts off sweet, caramel malts, brown sugar, then a nice bitter hop bite. Nicly balanced and the alcohol is well hidden.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
Leini (1066) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Amber body with a low white head. Sweet malts, sugar, citrus, peach and raisin.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear amber color with small bubbles and a nice head. Big citrus hops and mild malt aroma. Citrus taste, mild bitterness, good sweetness. This is dangerous because of the lack of a big ABV taste. This would be a good session beer, short session! Good beer
hopbag (127) - - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitas hop aroma and flavor is outstanding and unique as always. Malt is very sweet. Bread and complexity in the background, but mostly it comes off as sweet. I’m spoiled by its more sessionable relatives.
batneil (403) - - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite sweet, so it doesn’t taste as alcoholic as it might have done. Gently fizzy but smooth to drink.
hman43 (448) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours amber with a tan head that produces lacing as the head disappears. There are aromas of brown sugar, alcohol, and a bit of molasses. It has a sweet taste with sugar, dried fruit, and malts. It has a lively carbonation kick to it and a slightly less that moderate bitter kick on the palate.
radarsock (1056) - Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 9.9% abv. Purchased from Leary’s, the Amesbury location, yesterday evening. $11.79 for the 6pack. Served at 51°F, as if anyone cares. To oversized snifter, it pours a chestnut-tinted Sinopia with which a creamy ghost white head 1 finger in length stood. Looks remarkably like cappuccino microfoam. Aromas of lavender, mint, fir bark, vanilla extract, dark brown sugar, minerals, cherry blossom honey/cherry-flavored cough drops, sun-dried seaweed, sweet malts, and booze. Tastes the same with the addition of spent grains, exercise perspiration, and pine cones. Prancingly yeasty by finish (sourdough again, yep!)
Likeable, but could do with a lower alcohol content. Or, rather, if the alcohol cotent weren’t so explosive/managed to be steadfastly hidden. Then I’d be like, "fuck yea!", but no.