mikedevilsfan (203) - 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.
WilleLW (202) - 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.
AdamT (201) - 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hopswagger (199) - 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.
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