BenDover (211) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark clear amber, about 3/4" of dense off-white foam. Aroma is floral and hoppy, some sugar and bread/yeast aroma too. Taste is hoppy and spicy at first, then malty and sweet -- pleasantly biting, nice and complex. Tastes like it’s part barleywine and part IPA. Very nice.
AdamT (211) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Light amber hue, murky clarity with mostly lasting fizzy off-white head. Good lacing. Strong citrus, floral, booze, light fruit aromas. Heavy bitter citrus and floral tastes up front with a heavy booze and citrus finish. Watery texture on the palate with a light-medium body. Solid beer.
mikedevilsfan (210) - Portland, Oregon, 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.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice amber pour with a good sized off-white head that laces well. Slightly acidic aroma of citrus, pine and grass. Very hoppy, bitter flavor with a good balance of some sweet caramel malts.
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is of fresh hops, floral notes, alcohol, and light sweetness. Color is a translucent red with a lasting thin head. Taste is very bitter with some light fruit at the end. Hops hit your mouth hard and tingly. Not very balanced overall. At 9.75% it would do the job, though.
Kodos (205) - USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Heavy pine, citrusy, lemons in the nose. Starts off sweet with heavy caramel notes, some fruit, apricot?. Finishes sweet then bitter with an alcohol overtone. Really tasty
WilleLW (203) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber colour with a large, creamy head. Aroma of hops with pine, citrus, caramell and grass. Also some floral notes and fruits and berries. A light smell of elder flower. Taste of caramel, toffee, syrup and hops togheter with light, sweet fruits and berries. A sweet and "sticky" mothfeel with a smooth background taste with a hoppy bitterness. A bitterness that makes a good balance to the sweet notes. Incredibly good.
beerbomb (201) - 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.
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 don’t 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,