Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Poured medium-golden with a toasted marshmallow head.. some light sediment suspended in there. The aroma picked up dish soap and acetone on the first hit (not really what I was looking for), with green apple skins and light peppery notes following.. not good. The flavor came across a little better, but not much.. mostly lighter-skinned fruits with some apples standing out on the middle.. peppery alcohol and medicinal notes on the grainy edges.. finished tart and belly-warming. Medium-plus bodied with fairly high carbonation on the palate.. OK flow through the palate.. I didn’t much care for this.
sonnycheeba (2520) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy, dark amber with average, creamy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is floral hops, cookie and bread malts, booze, spicy and floral hops, and light apples. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting floral hops, some fruit esters, yeast, and light booze; dry, bready finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity and perfume hops with biscuit and honey malt and floral hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and carbonation.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, rising sourdough bread. Taste is smooth tropical fruit and white bread. Very nice.
rondphoto (1242) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dirty dark amber with hundreds of tiny floaters, light head cover and no lace. The taste starts with sweet malt, cut by prunes and ginger; that is abruptly shoved aside by noticeable warm alcohol and slightly bitter carbonation. The lingering finish recovers the spiced malt. An unusual Barley Wine. Very good for sipping, but more than one would be a bit much.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Fruity aroma, slightly herbal. Flavor is berry-like, sweet, very sweet. Overall too sweet of a beer considering the abv. It is tasty though.