mikedevilsfan (123) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hop bomb explosion- old ale or not! Caramel malt backed up by hops approaching a barley wine. Very good.
jolo (824) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A clear red-amber colour with an off-white head. An aroma of malt caramel, orange and lemon. The taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. A medium body and oily texture.
aaronh2012 (91) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild hop scent, balanced bitterness. Fine carbonation. Very malty. Slightly sweet. Nice caramel flavor
Linnet (937) - Umeĺ, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from systembolaget.
ar: Caramel, jam, popcorn, ABV evident, earthy hops, grapefruity, resinous, dough, nuts, slightly astringent.
Ap: deep amber color, medium creamy off-white head, good amount of lacing.
T: heavy sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, slightly salty. rather boozy actually, very malty and quite medicinal in character, malty, sweet finish.
p: full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long sweet and warming finish.
T: Ok, but too sweet and medicinal for my liking.
Melker (173) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first few sips were delicious. American barley wine-ish with lots of caramel and hoppy flavours like citrus fruits and pine. Way too sweet aftertaste and the bitterness felt kinda chemical but as the beer got warmer the chemical flavour dissapeared and the sweetness calmed down. At the right temperature it’s almost too easy to drink.
kevinsenn (818) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alibi Room. Dark amber, clear, with thin head. Week but pleasant aroma. Sweet taste with dark fruits, and a bitter bite. Fine, but not my favourite from Lagunitas.
gyllenbock (3688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systemboalget.
Clear copper with a large head. Aroma and taste of hops, grape, citrus, caramel, some malt and notes of yeast. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Descent.
Staffan47 (689) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Förvirrad i djungeln av ölstilar. Bra ipa eller vad det nu är, står det i gamla anteckningarna. Aja inget jag kommer köpa mer av
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For me: Yes. So far it's probably my second or third choice beer. I like the hoppiness and taste. And high percentage so I don't need too many.
dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lovely deep amber with two fingers of slow-fading head. Smells like waffles and vinegar. Taste is mostly pine and bitter hops with a bit of caramel stickiness.