CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done and bitter barleywine. Borders on being more of an IIPA, but the mouthfeel is certainly sticky enough to be a barleywine. Aroma is also quite candied. Nice nice beer.
ekstedt (5404) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy copper, large beige head. Strong piney, citrusy, and resiny hop aroma with a caramelly malt background. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.Dry to semi dry with high bitterness.
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a hazy deep orange with a thick white head. Scent is citrus, pine and peach. Taste is fruity, sweet and bitter hoppy. Very nice!
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sunswick. Pours a hazy amber with minimal off white head. Some cereal, caramel, and spicy citrus notes. Slightly malty IPA, but not full blown barleywine style. Clean overall. Fairly well balanced, which was the most notable thing about this.
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Patricks. An almost clear one, dark golden to amber in color, and with a dense, beige head on top. Some lacings. The aroma has a distinct sweetness, along with alcohol, caramel, some light bready notes and piney hops. Alcohol, sweetness, some caramel and fruityness, apricot amongst others. Nice bitterness. Full body, some warmth, and a nice carbonation. Lasting finish. Sure a nice one, but it has a grainy touch I don’t like too much. 120301
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@Patricks. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grains, biscuits, floral and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet and malty with some citrus, caramel, bitternes, warming alcohol and peach. Full body, average carbonation.
beerbastard (681) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank the whole bottle! 1st time i have seen a 3 Floyds label sold in Az. Nice foamy head. Pine, citrus, & caramel malts nose. Flavors of mild caramels and dominated by the hops. I don’t get the buckwheat? Creamy mouthfeel. Hides the alcohol. Dry finish. Its a good beer.
Ktwse (1966) - SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. On my own. Life’s good. :-) Pours a clear dark amber with a fairly large off white head that drops quickly. Some lacing. Aroma is citrus, dried tropical fruit, caramel. A touch of yeast. Taste starts off quite sweet and caramel malty. Turns to a very refreshing bitterness before a long and very pleasant bitter finish. Quite a rich mouthfeel, somewhat thick with a very soft and enjoyable carbonation. A very good beer, all things considered.
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Patricks. Hazy amber body with a rather small off-white head. Aroma of dry fruit, citric, caramel, yeast and alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, dry fruit, citric fruit, bitterness, yeast and warming alcohol. Fine body, long aftertaste. Very tasty, feels complex but still balanced and quite easy to drink. Still best to enjoy as a sipper. Lovely.
brigg (508) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Cloudy reddish body with a big light beige head that leaves thick lace on glass. Aroma has some rye, moderate alcohol, earthy, lightly spicy, sweet notes of fruit and pine or vaguely citrus hops. Intersting body: Medium to full bodied but feels light and airy at the same time, soft carbonation, round feel. Great flavor starts sweet, earthy and spicy. Alcohol then comes through strong as do the strongly bitter hops. Long bitter finish and warming alcohol feel. Loved this one.