schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden amber color with a long lasting creamy head. Malty flavor with a hoppy aftertaste. It reminds me slightly of drinking an Arrogant Bastard. A big beer with strong malt and hops. There is almost an IPA type hoppiness to it but not dry, rather quenching and well balanced with malt.
Chudwick (2215) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, holy shit, itís a christmas miracle - i thought i was opening a brown ale, but it turns out to be a 9.9% barleywine. Far out man, you totally rock man. Not even noon dude and Iíve already watched some old school TMNT. It feels so good to be so bad. Now on to the beer man. Boozy, bitter and spicy. Not a brown ale at all dawg. A bit immature homeslice. Gotta wait until itís mature man.
LGKdude (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not my type of beer. Had an interesting initial taste - spicy and slightly sweet, but had that very hoppy bitter aftertaste that I personally do not like, at least not at this time of year. Perhaps if you are an IPA fan you might like this seasonal brew, but it's not the beer for me.
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wlajwl (4058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine, sugar/candy and malts. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, fruit/dark fruit, mild molasses and a tart/warming finish.
Hophaze (177) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light brown with medium head and lacing. Taste of caramel, biscuits, and balanced well with hops. This one does not taste like a beer that's 9.9 abv. You can get in trouble with this one. Solid beer!
valpoaj (638) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour - clear amber with a robust light tan head that recedes slowly into a thick film that might last until rapture if I allowed it to. Aroma is sweet malt, hops, bit of roastiness, biscuit, and yeasty...odd stuff, but its good enough. Flavor is sweet up front, gets a bit bitter later on, and finishes with a hoppy note...the brown sugar sweetness is evident but doesnít dominate. Slightly boozy at the finish as well. High level of carbonation. Unique brew that Iím happy to have once in a while...and the price point on this one, like others from Lagunitas, remains solid!
Obfuscate (104) - Minneapolis, - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been typically underwhelmed by Lagunitas vs the hype. I really did like this one though. Very east to drink at 9.9%. I typically donít lime sweeter beers but this one works.
nathan30533 (684) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is hoppy and rather unique. It looks great with a nice amber pour. Great looking head. Good tasting beer and wonderful finish.
DW78715816 (68) - Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep Amber with a thick creamy head. Aroma is hops, sugar, malt. Taste is very hop forward with a malty slightly sweet finish. A lot going on. Excellent.
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DearBeer2013 (79) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes almost identical to Dogfish Head 120, but a tiny tad bit sweeter...................
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice caramel leather color with a good sized head. Lots of hops in the nose. Big hops in the flavor with alcohol and some malr backbone.