jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Deep gold pour with a modest white head. Pretty big, sweet aroma. Caramel malt. Toasted bread. Trail mix. Flavor is a bit heavy. Chewy malt. Flabby caramel. Some onion. A bit of citrus character. Full body, soft carb. Only OK.
Sammy (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More of a strong ale. Fresh bottle from Decicco, however maybe in fridge a bit long. Still a very good malt base, mouthfeel, and drinkability.
Theydon_Bois (15546) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to Craig for this one, 21/02/15.
Rich amber with a big old beige covering.
Nose is rich malt, caramel, grapefruit, light spice.
Taste comprises pine, apricot, mango, sweet licks, caramel malt.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweetish close.
Decent number, drinks a little like a barley wine, hops subdued but still a good sipper.
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy orange-gold with a creamy cap. Ripe citrus fruits dominate, with some dank hop punch, bread, mild caramel. Full bodied, somewhat chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, resinous, with pale bread sugars, ripe orange, slight brown sugar. OK, just a bit heavy handed.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. haxy brown Orange pour with a small white head. Pine, grapefruit, apricot, lemon tea. Full body. Sweet but well balanced with good carbonation. Really nice
marcus (8593) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange amber with a tiny beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a slight bit of fruit (apricot?) and a dry bitter alcohol finish. A nice sipper. The 200 IBU is surprisingly not overwhelming.
oRos (1498) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours Orange with no head. Taste is very bitter with a very sweet finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rbwg2015. Bottle, courtesy of Sledutah, pours with a hazy brown body that supports a light tan head. The aroma offers up thick malts, molasses, brown sugar mixed with hard candy clementine and mango and pineapple as well as soft candied floral hops. Smells inviting. The taste delivers thick smooth malts, molasses and a wide load of malt sweetened pine and floral hops that are rimmed with various citrus and tropically fruity notes. Solid.
dmac (5165) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from SHIG, thanks bro. Poured a thick chunky deep amber body with an average sized dense creamy eggshell colored head. Aroma of rotting citrus, old honey, sweet wort, dough, bad citrus fruit, rotting flowets. Big full body, creamy, some ABV heat lingers on the back of your throat. Flavor is thesame as the aroma. Not sure I love the triple IPA style.
bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very, very hazy copper with a slight off-beige head. Aromas of barley wine with lots of resin/citrus - quite sweet. Full bodied or nearly. It begins with a burn on tongue tip. Think it’s hop, cause the heat is pretty much lost in one of the hoppiest things I’ve been aware of. Flavors go pretty citrus, seemingly including rind. How do we know this isn’t an overly hopped barley wine? Does it matter? Damn, but this is strong, bitter and hoppy. Finishing so hoppy it seems dry, though with all the malt it maybe shouldn’t be called dry. Wow.