CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a frothy, spotty-lacing off-white head. Rich aroma of sweet caramely malt and lots of fresh resiny grapefruity hops with a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and chewy caramel sweetness well-balanced with a juicy citrus hop presence and a touch of earthy bitterness and a hint of soapiness toward the finish. Starts out well, but gets kinda flabby, overly bitter and unbalanced in the end.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Kook Fest tasting.
Fairly clean amber with a very good off white head. Lots of fruity malt and plenty of caramel too. Good balancing citric hops and a decent amount of bitterness. Sweetist finish that dries nicely as it goes. Reasonably straight forward but generally a really good, suprisingly mellow barley wine that is not the usual over the top crazy fest that I have come to expect from most American takes on this style. Enjoyed it.
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Pours copper with an attractive beige head and an intense fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet toffee that fades to bitter, with a warm alcohol trail.This is a pretty decent BW.
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared on the bus, RBSG. Orange-brown color with lace. Very carmelly, toffee, buttery aroma. Same in the flavor, but it has a sour edge to it as well, actually. Citrus, strong bitterness at the end. OK.
Plovmand (6755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet fruit, sugar, caramel and toasted malt. The flavour is biscuits, sweet fruit, heavy toasted caramel and hops. Complex.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml 2008 Vintage
Aroma rose berry aroma with raspberry tartness, sweet ending. Refreshing nose.7+
Appearance very nice appearance. Thick hazed amber with large bright white top. Good lace.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied, central berry sweets, mineral earthy side and finish. Light dryness from hop , slight tartness with it. Neat , refreshing and quiet drinkable for its strength. Easy going. Finished 650 ml by myself and was looking for more…
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crystal clear bright caramel medium amber. Loose, creamy tan ring of foam. Big sweaty nose. Creamy medium body. Bitter, resiny wood shows up right off the bat. Tons of gym socks. Not much character other than the diacetyl and whatnot here.
SudsMcDuff (6470) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Never been overly impressed with Redhook so lets see .. Pours a basic tan, light foam .. . light caramel and light fruit, light citrus too .. . an alright brew, was smooth, but a bit outta balance .. . . Attention families, this is mother goose, the following cars have been broken into...
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99 (from notes). Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had caramel, toffee, herbal and mildly spicy hops, some ripe fruit character and a hint of chocolate. At times comes off a bit harsh.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, boozy, some raisins. Tastes of caramel and grassy with some fruity hints on the finish.