Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
06 Boulder Strong Ale Fest: The Avery Hog Heaven was halved to make Piglet ... well the Odell 360 was like the opposite. It was like an amped-up 90 Shilling ... with an extra dose of hops, perhaps, to make up for the big malts. Appearance was murky brown. Texture was thickish and somewhat chewy, with a mildish carbonation. Nice hints of chocolate, dark toast and brown sugar. Hops were healthy (grassy and earthy), contributing a fair amount of bitterness. Flavors were decent, but aromas didnít seem very complex. Overall, enjoyable to drink, but not too exciting.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is dark reddish with a thin tan head...smell is alcoholic soap...watery mouthfeel and piney flavor...unimpressive...
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at their tasting room. Dark red barely wine with a strong hop/alcohol aroma. Almost tastes like more of an Imp. IPA to me. Hoppy and sweet, alcohol isnít very hidden. Good, but might be a good one to let sit for a year or 2.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at tasting room. cludy brown/amber with thin tiny bubble tan head. floral, sugar, cinnamon, and malt aroma. hops and sugar. I enjoyed this barleywine very much.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the 4th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer poured a hazy medium-dark brown color with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly and quickly diminishing head.
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain; hoppy with light notes of herb and moderate notes of grapefruit and resin/pine; yeasty with moderate notes of dough; trace notes of peach. The flavor was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with a long, moderately bittersweet finish. Strange, squeaky, unclean taste in the finish. Piny retros. The body was medium-to-full, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large white head, body is a dark hazy brown. Aroma is chocolate, organic hops, dry. Taste is big bitter hops, substantial alcohol. Malts are mild chocholate, but still way to sour just like the regular 90 shilling. Bleh.
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2006.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin).
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Underwhelming and rather disjointed (the malt and hops seemed to clash with each other and fight for dominance rather than work in harmony). A work in progress, I would assume.