ninotchka22 (3) - Oxnard, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to mikem409!
The aroma was lively with the blood orange really coming through and a subtle smell of pepper. It really piqued my interest. The taste didnít disappoint. The blood orange was just as strong as it was in the nose and the peppercorn gave it just the right kick. Really a unique beer that Iíve got to have again!
MrBunn (2683) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Oh Shorts, why must we keep doing this? I want to love you... but sometimes you make it hard. This beer is no exception to that frustrating rule that seems to be solidifying as of late. The beer looks fine enough (apart from the scuzzy-looking fizz head that sits on top of the lear orange body), but things fall apart in the nose... Itís hot, cidery and a bit chemical. Flavor is more of the same... alcohol is hot and poorly hidden, malt is not present enough to keep things from going cidery and thin and aftertaste is of metal and chemical junk. Maybe it sat too long in the fridge, but this one is a mess.
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a hazy dirty brown color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of dry wheat notes with some grainy malt notes is typical for style. Taste is a nice mix of dry wheat malt notes, light grainy notes, light residual sugar notes with some subtle blood orange notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not sure the flavours are well-balanced between each otherís but interesting nonetheless.
PhillyCraft (5353) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cambridge with Bill and Tom, Pours cloudy orange golde with not much white head. Notes are heavy booze and sour blood orange. Bitter and boozy.
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden red with a very small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Taste is oranges, grapefruit, grain, and spice. Interesting.
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks. Copper color with thin whispy head. Aroma shows me citrus, pepper, rasins and pine like essence. The flavor is an odd concoction for orange liquour, zesty peppercorn and a slightly syrupy texture over the palate. The alcohol is hidden pretty well at 10%. Honestly after 6 oz. I had enough. Not undrinkable, just very odd.
WillRunForBeer (2129) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a trade with Umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Thereís no bottl date, but I know Iíve had this for a while. Pours copper gold with a grayish off white head. Aroma is toffee, molasses, wet cardboard, orange. Flavor is caramel, molasses, orange. A bit of pepper in the finish.
rosskyle (496) - - SEP 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Orange color with a white head. Orange and wine aroma. Tangy Orange zest flavor. Medium body carbonated texture.
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FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Lightly-hazy copper color. Orangey/hoppy nose. Big green peppercorn & orange rind flavor. A bit boozy. Full body & med-full carbonation.
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great extra from a trade. Light golden. Big aroma, juicy, orange juice, lemon, apple. A little sweet, a little citrus tartness. Doesnít feel at all like a barleywine, the citrus throws me off. Once I got used to it I liked it.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Beer Grotto, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sweet orange, bread, pepper, some slight spice, hints of sweet sugar, slight white fruit. Taste was a mix of orange, sweet fruit, lemon, some bready, biscuit malt, touch of vanilla, slight spice, pepper, finishing fairly sweet.