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 didn’t 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 I’ve got to have again!
RobertDale (4958) - 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 (5661) - 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 (1993) - 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! There’s no bottl date, but I know I’ve 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 (379) - - 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 (391) - , 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. Doesn’t feel at all like a barleywine, the citrus throws me off. Once I got used to it I liked it.
arminjewell (9207) - 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.
bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, small off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is oranges, pepper, honey, bready malt. Flavor is pretty sweet, and strongly bitter, orange zest, pepper, honey. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Definitely interesting, cant really say I enjoy it.
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle shared by Spencer. 2015 vintage. The pour is a beautiful orangish gold with a thin ring of white head and no lace. The aroma is very peppery. There is a strong booziness ahead of a distinct blood orange. Pretty good, but really peppery. The flavor is really good. Lots of blood oranges and hops. There isn't a lot of pepper, which I like. The mouth feel is a little thin and light, but it's pretty good. There is a light carbonation. The aftertaste is lingeringly fruity with a touch of pepper.
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ChrisSc (463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours golden with orange tint. Mostly transparent. Small white head.
Aroma has a wheat backbone. Notes of orange and spice. Alcohol. Pretty nice.
Taste is mostly sweet with a little sharpness from the alcohol.
Palate is medium-light. thin texture. Long finish.