malkyore (203) - - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I hear strong ale I donít normally know what to expect. But when I hear lagunitas i usually expect greatness. This is a very good beer. Itís not just crazy hops like a lot of lagunitas beers, itís smooth and creamy and hoppy as hell. Itís a great beer, and probably my favorite strong ale to date.
FestDecBeet (203) - - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Look: pours a amber color. White head with no lacing. Very clear.
Smell: hoops. Alcohol. Sweet maltiness. Dark fruit.
Taste: bitter. Sweet malt. Carmel. Alcohol. Slight spiciness.
Feel: dry. Leaves a film in the mouth. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok. Good relaxing beer to sip on.
First drank: home 7/19/14
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2011 Bottle. Pours dark amber, almost ruby, with a small creamy head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of citrus, peaches, caramel, and a bit of booze. A bit of lingering piney hops at the end. I very much like this, but I donít really love it.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour a rusty brown with a fluffy head. The nose is floral hops. The pallet is malt,
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clear orange-amber beer with a large off-white head. Head lingers and leaves lace to the last sip. Aroma is hoppy, but well balanced with malt and crystal notes, plus significant but soft alcohol notes. Flavor is very hoppy, but again with a good malt backbone to balance it out. Mouthfeel is on the high side of medium. Tail lingers well with a nice hoppy character, but with some faint apple notes.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours medium brown with a rocky off-white head. Aroma: moderately malty of cookies, heavily hoppy of pine, oranges and lime. Flavor starts lightly sweet, and heavily bitter, great hop flavor, piny and citrus and alcohol sweetness. Medium bodied and creamy with livley Co2.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, clear ruby pour with small/thin white head, very mild sweet malt aroma with large floral hops on nose, tastes hop bitters upfront with grapefruit like sour in mid and lasting floral hops on palate, BIG ale with complex flavors
beerbomb (198) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brownish amber with a small creamy head. Aroma is thick, fruity, syrupy, and vineous with woody, piney hops-pretty much like a barley wine. Flavor is super thick and roasty like a barley wine as well and has a notable dark fruity presence combined with very flavorful hops.
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Brown copper tinted body with a thin wet khaki head. Clear and effervescent.
S: Toasted caramel, toffee, barley, bready malt and copious amounts of resinous hops.
T/M: Rich caramel and toffee sweetness, spice bread and cinnamon rolls. Once swallowed the resinous hops take over and tingle the entire mouth. Oak and smoldered plant stems also come through at the end. The bourbon sour mash booze factor is surprisingly well hidden. Full oily body with moderate carbonation. There is a lingering mushroom presence that coats the top of the mouth once done.
O: Rich and super malty with a grand entrance of resinous hops to clean the sweet away. Really good balance and basically a toned down barley wine. Super easy drinkability that makes this a dangerous brew.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown lager has a massive nose that reaks of bitterness. The deep dark malt profile really takes a back seat to all the hops in this one. Almost an oaky woodiness to it, but it is very muted compared to the malt, and the hops, and the light alcohol burn at the very end as it slides into the stomach. Everything Iíve had from these guysis top notch, I just could give two craps about their story of shutting down. Itís a waste. Good beer though