NeuroPliny (90) - 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 (1918) - 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 (3014) - 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 (12775) - 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 (240) - 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 (1787) - 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 (440) - - 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.
k0mpsa (895) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from luvians, st andrews. Hazy orange-red color, nice white head. Aroma is some malts, hops, some fruits. Sweet malty taste, suryp, hops. Sweet hoppy ending. Like imperial ipa.
Torontoblue (68) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with large off white head settling down to a good blanket. Aroma is tropical fruit, rich sweet bready malt, floral, citrus, hops, hint of licorice & alcohol. Flavour is highly bitter, citric hop, moderately high malt sweetness almost balancing out. Full bodied, oily, sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation leading to a slightly alcoholic, bitter drying finish.
fonefan (32823) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light unclear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, riped fruit, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, mandarin, mango, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, ripd fruit, sharp, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.