Pdubyah (553) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is unbalanced and not really at all in tune with itself. Too much chewing gum, a really loud alcohol astringent and not quite enough sweetness. It should have been a contender..... but it ends up on the ropes. I wanted to enjoy it more.
dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma reminds me of a barleywine with a sour edge. Golden-orange in color with a slight haze. Medium bodied, strongly malty with the tart edge and woody/vanilla finish.
Notes: GABF ’09
drjay44 (3088) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pitcher pour at 2009 GABF. Pours a thin white head, over a pale yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose has mild allspice, coriander.....taste initially is sweet malts, sugars, finishes slightly drier, but still sweet, there are mild to moderate spice tones throughout...mouth feel light carbonation low. Although still sweet, and therefore unbalanced, this is an improvement over the regular Asylum. Tasting on 9/26/09
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught, side by side with the regular version) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange peel, oak, and yeast. Flavor of orange pulp, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, light citrus, and alcohol with a dry finish.