PartyFowle (274) - - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perfectly clear, caramel-orange honey color. One finger of fizzy, cream-colored head. Unassuming -- you don’t see the alcohol lying in wait. In the nose:light cotton candy, caramel, toffee, soft graininess, subtle floral hops, a touch of earth. Cotton candy leads the flavor, followed by orange, almost floral, alcohol sweet finish. Not much to it, really -- caramel, toffee and cotton candy up front, a floral hop kick at the swallow, waves of alcohol at the finish. Alcohol seems to be the main flavor contributor. Creamy medium body, very high carbonation. Apparent alcohol numbs the tongue and warms the throat. A little light, in flavor anyway. Too easy to drink.
HULK777 (451) - - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet aroma, containing candy, syrup, and peppermint. Taste of vegetables, peppermint candy cane, and tea with rubarb and cream.
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Hopmaestro (351) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet and grapefruity with some stingy alcohol in the back. The taste isn’t really what I expected, it’s pretty sweet and caramel-ish. There is light alcohol and pine that blends well with the grapefruity touch. For some reason I start to think about a tea flavor I can’t really put my finger on.
sonnycheeba (4078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours clear amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, caramel, fresh fruit, floral hops, and light toast. Flavor is balanced dry malts and sharp hop character with some great citrus esters, light spice, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 7, 2015. Bottle at home.
Clear reddish amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, apricots, citrus and pine. Taste is sweet malty and fruity (peaches and apricots) with a crisp caramel note along with grapefruit and pine. Finish is sweet apricot notes, light bitter and some warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft to averaga carbonation.
Weezel (224) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange gold color with little head. Smell is of piney hops that have faded and some sweet biscuit malt. A little bubbly on the tongue with more bitter hops up front. Very little malt. Have the feeling this was a very hop forward american Barleywine or big IPA that I missed out on.
ekstedt (5731) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy amber, medium white head. Intense fruity aroma with apricots and some peaches, some dank notes and bready malt in the background. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with high bitterness. More like a malty double IPA, but darn good.
jefcon (1458) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine, wildflower, sticky honey, light caramel. Slightly astringent, but really complex and shows the esters of the alcohol well. Not too long on the finish. Slick.
Ferris (6714) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Sweet caramel malts with a decent hop presence. Clear gold with a decent white head. Stone fruit and caramel with some nice hops. Sweet but surprisingly light on the palate with only a slight bit of booze in the finish. Not bad but a bit light.
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice barley wine. Good special edition. Well balanced hops and malts. Nice copper color. All around great beer.