10%drunk (19) - Auburn, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the swiss tacoma. first impression was damn....Next pint nutty with lots of malt and hops after bite. I love this beer when I’m able to find it.
Mathia5 (19) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Beerbottle Brown with a two finger soft foam. Smells lovely of hops. First you taste the hops and then a sweet round malty taste and a warming but not overwhelming taste of alcohol. Long bitter and malty aftertaste. Great beer but personally I'd cut down on the alcohol one or two percent. (It's 9.6%)
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Simplycdog (18) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very similar to brown shugga. Glad they come out at opposite times of the year because I buy a case of each. Sweet, hoppy, just absolute delish. Stong too which I love.
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Someister (17) - USA - FEB 8, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma smells slightly spicy with hops, alcohol, and almost a candy type quality. Very reminiscent of Arrogant Bastard, and a taste almost on par with it. A great ale for sticking it to the man!
warfield (17) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
classic Lagunitas again, with the huge abv% and the malty sweet caramel finish. but this one has far more balance than the shugga and eyeball.
johanjacobsson (17) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pleasant coconut-ish aroma. Beautiful amber colour. Nice head. Medium body, a gorgeous zesty taste.
beerater (16) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In some brewing guidlines, there is a fine line between the process of brewing a double IPA and actually ending up with a barleywine. I would classify this as a smooth, yet very interesting Double IPA/Barleywine crossover. Bought a case of this for $40, and let me tell you, if you appreciate barleywines, this is one of the best deals out there. Great aroma, hoppy, sweet, tangy, warming bite of alcohol. I truly enjoy sipping a beer like this with a nice mild dominican cigar. I think this should be sipped from a snifter, rather than glogged from a cold pint glass. Very, very nice beer, but if you are expecting a double IPA or American Strong Ale, you may be surprised that it seems different...but you should not be disappointed.
JJSuds (16) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts like an IPA but a pleasingly sweet stream of malt tunnels through. A pine tree napping under a hazy, burnt-sugar sky. After
Am Strong Ale burnout, I want to drink this.
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.
beerdetox (15) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - I usually pass on Lagunitas because their is so much other good brewers to choose from. Glad I picked this up. Aroma, color, and flavor are all above avg. I may have to try others now!