trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Latona pub in Seattle. Pours a clear orange color with a medium off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, resin and dark fruit. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a good hop bite. Mouthfeel is oily and slightly chewy with good carbonation and a dry finish. I really liked this version. It was the last of the 3 I tried Which I’m glad I did because it was the most hop forward. I don’t know how this got such mediocre reviews. I thought it was great.
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color. Also very thin palate like widmer. More hops, bitter, and lightly sweet. Dry finish.
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fairfield, OH. Cloudy dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pine needles, caramel, toffee, and booze. Citrus and piney hop taste with a sturdy sweet malt backbone. Mild bitter finish. Pairs well with stilton, sharp cheddar, and smoked nuts. A nicely done barleywine.
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Tim! Pours a fairly clear copper with a small off-white head. Fruit-filled aroma with some peach, pineapple and grape along with some honey and biscuits. Super clean for a barley wine with good fruitiness. Feels kind of light and dangerously drinkable. Finish is rather fruit forward and lingers for a bit. Enjoyable.
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour from a 750 ml bomber. Solid hop-forward barleywine with the intense maltiness balanced by hop bitterness. This is fine, nothing special. Cellared for about 2 years.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Minerals, pineapple, booze, but very easy drinking. Tropical, peaches. Taste is good, minerals again, fruity. Nice stuff
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost clear amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of raw sugar, raisins, caramel, toffee, biscuit and vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, sweet alcohol, raisins and toffee. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice!
jsporrer (219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep straw yellow with very little foam. Nice grainy, hoppy aroma. Somewhat tart and slightly bitter but not unpleasant. Reminded me of Samuel Adam’s Rebel IPA. The bitterness gives it a nice bite but not too harsh. Smooth finish with a nice lingering taste. Hides the alcohol well. Not what I was expecting from the description but it was a pleasant surprise. I don’t like most bitter style beers but I enjoyed this a lot.
thomat (2828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Hazy amber with a small tiny whit head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Full body with a long bitter / sweet finish.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Haket during Ölets Dag 2015. Clear copper/golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, caramel notes, vinous, spicy notes, some caramel and some earthy notes. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, bready, earthy notes, some raisins and alcohol. Quite nice.
craftbeersweden (417) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought September 5, 2014. Best before June 2019.
Hazy deep orange beer with a two finger high, beige head that leaves lacing on the glass.
Nose: Orange, butter, marmelade, honey, caramel malt, dried fruit and fruity hops.
Taste: Sweet malt, a lot of hops, citrus, pine, brown sugar and grapefruit.
Body: Medium to full body. Oily texture. Creamy and thick with a great balance of sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation.