bpreo (1423) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Whatever this is, Barleywine,or Imperial IPA, it is amazing. So strong (10.8% alcohol), and deliciously tasty.
trujahwarrior (476) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Issaquah Brewhouse. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a medium white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, mango, toffee and caramel. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a good hop presence. Mouthfeel is oily and creamy with great. Carbonation. I think this is one of the best Rogue beers I’ve ever had. Great triple ipa, strong ale and barley wine flavor all mixed in one and it works. Interested in trying a bottle now of this to see if it’s any different.
Pauljbrockman (37) - USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a huge beer. Pours a hazy orange color with little carbonation. A swift swirl will produce a fast lacy head. Some bitter hop notes with a big yeasty alcohol presence.
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poisoneddwarf (1616) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz sample at the brewery on 6/13/12 (holy crap, was that really ten days ago?--I’ve been waiting to add this til after my 1000th rating and until I got more info about it). Pours pale hazy gold with a nice white lacy head. Aroma is clean and hoppy. Taste is much smoother and more drinkable than Old Crust, in my opinion. I thought it was really good.
lusikka (5324) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco. Rated on 17.10.2012.
Pours a beautiful hazy yellow colour with a white firm head. Aroma is full-on hoppy with floral hops and some caramel. Flavour is really intense with caramel, licorice, syrup, massively bitter floral hops, grass and alcohol. Full bodied, thick and sticky mouthfeel with a finish of loads and loads of hops and alcohol. Mouth-drying. So fresh, so good. This is not for everyone.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well this definitely seemed way more like an IPA than a barley wine to me. No molasses flavor or soma but a very noticeable hop content. Pretty good but nothing memorable.
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped wild 750 from BevMo in Folsom, CA. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of cooked caramel with some mixed hop notes. Full bodied or more. Flavor is lightish caramel with a hop burn (unless it’s alcohol, but I don’t think so), and toffee, fruit, damn near anything but citrus. This is fantastic. Better than that. Loving it.
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a barley wine. It's lighter in color. And way too sweet. But imperial IPA notes? No. Just too muddled. Too bad, too, because the bottle is cool looking. C+
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presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barley wine, DIPA or American Strong? Nice white head on amber. Just a dip of the hoppy foam will start a buzz. Light body is still enough to hold the big alcohol. Nice crystal sweetness. Solid hops. Easy to drink.
Beese (1066) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Rogue Bar in downtown Portland, OR on 23 May 2013. Poured a dark golden colour with a large, dense white head and excellent lacing. Full, hoppy aroma with citrus and grass with some caramel sweetness. Full mouth feel and strong flavours of maple syrup, burnt sugar, flowery hop and cereal. Finish was an alcoholic kick mixed with some toffee and dry, hop bitterness.