Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle from Sprinkle - thanks Mike! Lightly hazed dark amber with a foamy tan head. Huge nose is spicy orange and floral, solid caramel maltiness to back it up. Bold and bitter earthy flavors, grapefruit citrus flavors and piney wood. Nice webby lacing. Walks the line as a barleywine. A bit boozy overall. Good, but is this really worth the hype?
jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brown from the bottle with thin bubbly white head. Aroma is all malt at this point, barley sugars. Taste follows, sweet and boozy, hops are all gone. Definitely aged to barley wine, meh.
Prufrockstar (1272) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brouwer’s. Pours amber with minimal head and spotty lacing. Aged double ipa ftw -- ain’t nothin’ gonna stop my ticking. Aroma - caramel, still some hops, and the old familiar aged barleywine "prune" (or whatever you want to call it). Full body, and the hops are still surprisingly potent; earthy, herbal, bitter with a big caramel backbone. Sort of an oldish hoppy barleywine. Full body, with a little bit of copper.
mcberko (7815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a dark amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out resinous hops, lots of caramel, and toffee. Flavour brings out lots of caramel, resinous hops still there from all the years, and toffee. Drinks like more of a really hoppy barley wine, with some slight oxidation. Really wonderful stuff - wouldn’t have thought to age a IIPA, but this works.
wlajwl (4201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, dry malts and spicy hops. The flavor is caramel, citrus, grapefruit and a mix of alcohol and bitter in the finish.
angelkostvo (757) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby colour, no head. Aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruits, very much like barley wine. Taste is medium bitter a bit sweet. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Something in between a barley wine and Imperial IPA.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 02/27/2011. Slightly hazy body with a small off white head. Sweet floral and citrus aroma with lots of caramel. Sweet caramel fruit and hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (1PT 4.3FL OZ.) Pours cloudy amber brown with a tight foamy sudsy khaki head that fades to a film and soapy collar. Aroma has nice faded hops and sugar caramel malt some toffee pitted dried fruit and sweet bread. Taste is dulled bitter faded hops with sugar caramel toffee and bread dark dried fruit, this is tasting very nice for being 3 plus years old. Palate is medium to full with a chalky dry finish. This is nice has aged into a solid strong ale or even a Barley wine of sorts.
Westchesterco (1224) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sherry vanilla aromaamber, cloudy, medium bitterness, very bitter, full body, long finish, bitter,
Iphonephan (3870) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 50cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy brownish amber with an off white head. Rich aroma if caramel and hops. Intense flavors of vanilla, caramel and floral hops. Wow. Nice.
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of fig newtons, caramel, toffee, nutty maltiness and dried fruits. Medium body. More like an American Strong Ale at this point - still quite good.