FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark honey-amber color with an enormous foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and fruity with a touch of hickory. The flavor was sweet yet bitter with a strong orange presence and light notes of grapefruit, wood and smoke. A bit sour underneath. Long orange, wood and smoke finish. Medium body. Interesting.
wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 fl oz / 650mL bottle into a tulip. Served cool.
Aroma: Boozy like regular OG, but incredibly smoky. Smoky. Meaty. Woody. Oak-y.
Appearance: A translucent dark red. Not as amber-y as regular OG; more of a dark red.
Taste: Smoky meat on arrival. Transitions to and finishes on smooth, rich malt. Hop bitterness throughout. This one about knocked me on my back. Incredible depth.
Palate: Rich and full. Flavors linger a long time. A very long time. Definitely a warmer.
Overall: Incredible beer. The malty character is pretty equal to that of regular OG, and the hop profile isn’t as present because of the strong smoky flavor, but this one is really good if you like strong, smoky beers.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m just not a fan of smoke beers....from what I understand this one was made well, but I don’t go for it. Smoke dominates the flavor...not the usual hop monster.
hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a pleasant surprise at the esbls tasting in Wood River IL that I was fortunate to join. Poured a clear ruby color with a frothy tan head. Nose is caramel malts, some smoke, woody, and some raisins . Taste is bitter with lots of malts and some smoke. Very good.
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Antenna America, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, nice oakey, ryebread, nutty, nice smokey, sweetness, ok hoppy, some sharpness, lovely smooth.
dwyerpg (5327) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, this is quite tasty as a standard barleywine. Unfortunately, I don’t get very much smoke at all and just a little bit of oak...so, disappointed by the name but still enjoyed the beer.
Marheb (4341) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
J’avais assez hate d’essayer la version fûmée d’un des bons barleywine disponible à l’année. Juste trop d’amertume qui prolonge un charbon trop intense, on perd complètement la base maltée. À côté de la track pour moi.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear ruby red with a frothy eggshell colored head. Aroma is caramel, smoke, woody, resin, floral, herbs, and faint raisin. Taste is bittersweet hops and malt with a strong boozey and smokey finish.
umich03jm (3304) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden amber color with a small head that fades quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by smoke and slightly charred bacon. Light notes of hops and fruit too. Taste has a slight sweetness to balance nicely with the smoke and bacon. Nice caramel malt in the finish with some spicy hops. Smoke and hops linger a long time. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable, light burn. Overall, pretty nice and unique beer.
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of caramel, maple, subtle smoke, and charred bacon. Clear ruby, with a lasting, bubbly, khaki head. Dry, savory, with a char-like bitterness, and notes of smoked ham. Medium bodied with low carbonation, and finishes smokey and toasty.