tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Vertical with Three Floyds version -
Pours dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of crisp malts, grassy hops, citrus, fruits and lemon. Taste is malty, hoppy and bitter with notes of crisp notes, grass, citrus, lemon and syrup. Finish is malty, fruity and sweetish with notes of crisp fruitiness. Okay, quite hoppy and bitter, almost like a double IPA. Maltier and heavier than the Three Floyds version, the aroma is notably different.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours clear orange color with a small head. Aroma of hops, some sweet fruits, resin and some caramel, faint rice on the background. Flavor of resiny hops, sweet fruits, caramel malts and some alcohol. Quite heavy, some mild sweetness and alcohol throughput. Decent brew with a nice hop profile.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled at PBF. Hazy plem orange, mid sized head. Generous grapefruit aroma. Sweetish with sloppy body and syrupy mouthfeel. Fruity and aggressively bitter with resin and ink setting in early and lasts seemingly forever. A total mess.
NeuroPliny (66) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy apricot brown. Off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma is rich in hops with notes of citrus with grapefruit coming through. Flavour is surprisingly sweet given the nose. Sweet malts and rice syrup combine with prickly hops to give an interesting take on the original Boogoop Barley Wine.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Pours gilden with little to no head. Resinous piney aroma. Similar taste, resinous pine and caramel. Sweet and bitter
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft white frothy head misty bright orange pour medium carbonation aromas floral citrus grain pine rich caramel toffee the flavours strong bitter grapefruit apricot lemon pine some toffee not much rice influence the finish tastes more like a double IPA strong hoppy tastes rich malts strong bitter finish bit of a let down as a barleywine
cgarvieuk (12185) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at work bbq... Light hazy amber... Bubbly off white head... Soft sweet orange toffee nose... Dry toffee... Musty toffee malts... Big bitter... Not really me.
BierFiend (200) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber/orange with a thick off white head. Smells of hops, flowers, and orange peel. Tastes of hops, malts, and light bitter. Medium/low carbonation and nice finish.
Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows heavy malt with a fair bit of piny, resinous hops too. Very syrupy-smelling. Also some booze.
Pretty similar flavours. Some sake notes amidst rich sweet malt and piny hops. A little harsh.
Could use more carbonation.
Kingi (419) - - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fruity ipa aroma. hazy orange beer with a nice white head. taste is medium sweetness medium bitterness. dry finish. quite refreshing for a 10% bw.