mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
1.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I liked the smell of it because it smelled like brown suger of course. Anyhow I was expecting something like a mild sweet stout (it does not say barley wine on the bottle). What I got was total hops hops nothing but hops. It was so bitter I couldn’t believe it. I was ready to pour it out but my girlfriend said I should give it one more sip. I did and it was just as bad. In fact it kinda of wrecked the Allagash white that I drank next as I couldn’t get the bitter taste out of my mouth. I’m obviously not a fan of bitter beer!
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear deep golden with a rather big creamy goldenish beige head that leaves lots of sticky trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, tiny fruity and floral with caramel, grapefruit, moist grass, pine needles, lilacs and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, tiny fruity and floral with caramel, sweet bread, grapefruit, mango, moist grass, pine needles, chives, alcohol and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, slightly boozy, tiny astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, grapefruit, mango, moist grass, pine needles, alcohol and lemon zest. Decent US barley wine.
beer_est_deus (804) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klar, bärnstens-röd med ett tätt, orange skum. Doft: Humle, malt, alkohol, jul apelsin, marknads marmelad godis, fox citronkola. Mycket stark 7:a. Smak: Fox citronkola, humle, marknads marmelad godis, starkt svart te med mycket socker, avslagen Cola. Stark 7:a. God öl som säkerligen blir bättre med tiden.
Livendadream (139) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl pours clear amber color with an off huge compact off white head. Hangs around for awhile leaving tons of lace on glass. Aromas of burnt brown sugar, caramel,graham cracker, pine,citrus fruit and a hint of alcohol. Tastes of candy, raisins, alcohol, and earth? Bold heavy body,thick mouthfeel,medium carbonation, very smooth finish. I can describe this beer in one word. Wow! Although it is a little sweet, it still is very drinkable. The alcohol is hidden very well. I still like the substitute a bit better. Anyway a fabulous offering once again by lagunitas!
a_sully (206) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body with a light white head , this beer has a grassy aroma and a strong taste of candies fruits and candy sugar with a bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kingstoni (1644) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber color with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of berries, caramel and fruity hops. Very sweet and medium bitter taste with a bitter finish. Medium body.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice taste-bomb. A LOT of hops balanced to a thick sticky malt base. A lot of candied sugar. Great!
gyllenbock (5270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Clear amber with a large head. Sweet with sugar, malt, some dried fruit and warming alcohol. Drinkable but a bit "raw".
ryanscourt (858) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet hoppy flavors. Not too boozy. Very drinkable, thought it was a dipa.
Walberla (8) - Alingsås, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smak av allt det goda som kan serveras efter en julmiddag. Choklad, fikon, nötter, kaffe och russin. Alkoholen känns inledningsvis men drunknar i ett komplext smakspektrum.
BierMeHoos (227) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Appearance is dark amber beer with a high yellow-biege, fluffy head. Aroma is caramel malt, butter, dried fruit, alcohol, and syrup. Taste is syrup, caramel, dried fruit, pine, tropical fruit, wood and resin. Palate is medium carbonation, oily. Top notch beer.