Masterkush7 (550) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured amber color with medium head and lacing. Notes are sweet malt, hops, peach, and booze. Tons of bitterness in this barleywine. Hard to get down 6 ounces of this one.
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egajdzis (5358) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, light fruit notes, sweeter toffee malts, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, stone fruit, toffee malts, and spicy, alcohol in the finish.
superspak (2681) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into snifter, 2014 bottling. Pours fairly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel/rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel/rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, pine, caramel, toffee, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy/slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent blonde barleywine style. All around great complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
dresden (882) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tony! Great looking golden orange, hazy with a foamy head.Aroma is some citrusy hops, but really heavily on malt. Sickly sweet, sticky hops, decent just way too sweet.
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Had this side by side w the old version. This one is lighter and slicker, hoppier, more floral and fruity, but also a tad bit less complex. For lovers of IIPAs and hop forward barleywines like Bigfoot, this is a winner."
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden copper with a thin white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel, fruit, citrus, orange and alcohol. Flavor of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, fruit, pine,citrus and grapefruit zest. Full bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation.
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, citrus, and some malt. Tastes like a hoppy, Belgian style barley wine. Medium to full body with average carbonation.
tnkw01 (1147) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark gold witha small head. Aroma is well balanced with hints of alcohol. Taste, because of the high gravity it tasted way too boozey.
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bevmo natomas. Pours golden copper. Taste was very dry an bitter with a nice malt finish.
Dodgrblu (612) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Twenty-two ounce bottle from Rouge Creamery, pour is slightly murky, aroma fruity, taste muddled.