emacgee (4307) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean ruby orange pour with a wispy dirty white head. Very very interesting nose, hard to describe. Rich and ephemeral at the same time, definitely some peppery and zesty notes. CItrus rind and orange flesh for sure with a light malty sweetness. A light astringency from the rind. Medium body with a warming finish and light carbonation.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish clear and slitly brown. Small white head.
Peppery, orange, coriander aroma.
Palate is thin, watery, tart, slight bitterness - probably from the zest.
obguthr (4432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty aroma. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Overripe orange, subtle lemongrass. Medium body, easy carbonation. Alcohol readily apparent, but easily drinkable.
48FanInCali (804) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark orange color with little head. Nose of malt and orange peels. Taste of sweet malt but fairly overbearing orange peel bitterness. Not bad which is good considering I have had one bad shorts beer after another.
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mmmbeer (1298) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a semi transparent maroon/copper color, very low carbonation, aroma of pepper, citrus (fruit and hops), and a faint note of yeast. Hits the mouth with medium body, malt is very light, the blood orange and pepper tagteam in the middle and slap you around silly, finish is slightly sweetening, drying, and sharp. Very interesting brew.
rumproasts (3758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
beautiful red amber with minimal head. the taste is very unique with lots of blood orange. alcohol is extremely well hidden for the crazy ABV. this is an awesome beer.
bwa5879 (789) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red, almost brown clear pour that produced lots of bubbles on te inside of the shaker it was poured into. Half inch orange cream head. Hoppy garlic pepper aroma. Sweet rich flavor. Hoppy, lots of distinctly orange flavor. Alcohol content is evident on the finish as are the peppercorns.
blackflag321 (560) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am very leery of any fruit in beer, but I love this stuff! The blood orange pops out on the palate, but quickly fades. Then the peppercorn very subtly tingles the palate; it, too, is not overdone. Doesn’t taste like any barleywine I have had . . . doesn’t taste like any other beer I have had.
JoePeesie (913) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the color of this beer, looks like a blood orange. Very little head on this guy. Strange beer. The flavors are as described on the label, but not terribly balanced. I really think I like the theory behind this beer more than the beer itself.
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crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottle somehow got lost in the garage in hot Florida last year but it fared well anyway. Nice beer, blood oranges have faded (as of Jan12) as well as the spices but still noticeable and well-balanced. Alcohol was well-hidden. Blood oranges make it a bit sharp.