illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Sam. Pours golden orange with a monstrous off-white head. Toasty and fruity aroma, rye spiciness, lots of caramel. Flavor is interesting, very yeasty and fruity. Orange oil, toasted rye, dark caramel, boozy darker fruits. Too heavy on the carbonation but after some time to settle down this is decently drinkable and smooth. An odd barleywine for sure.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and Caged relatively expensive 750ml from Whole Foods Hillcrest. Saw this and though hell I haven’t seen this before, and the name and style got me on board. Pours rich orange with a big tan head. Nose is slightly hoppy with a sweet vinous quality. Taste is sweet, with a nice rye hop balance. This is an interesting take on the barleywine, not a bad way to start the night.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL cork and caged bottle.
This one opens with a big pop and pours with a massive bubbly head over a hazy reddish amber body with lots of bubbles streaming to the top.
The aroma is interesting as it’s like a cross between a rye pale ale and a barleywine. The first thing I notice is the slightly spicy rye with a solid hoppiness as well. This is complimented by a sweet sugary caramel malt and dark fruit combination in the background.
The taste leans more toward a barleywine than the aroma with the sweet caramel malts being more prevalent with a slight citrus hoppiness up front as well. The rye is most evident in the finish where there is a definite spiciness.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with tons of carbonation. In fact, the carbonation is probably a little overdone for my liking. The alcohol becomes pretty evident after a few sips.
I really like this beer and I like what the rye adds to othe barleywine character. The overcarbonation takes away a bit but it’s still a solid effort.
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Hazy dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, yeast, light plum. Taste is medium sweet, yeast, straw, some grapefruit. Medium-full body, moderately acidic, some effervescence. Needs more malty sweetness.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Monie & Todd for brining this to The Bruery’s Beer Geek Show & Tell.
Lively, malty and tasty, it was good to drink, but give it a year or two and I’d bet it would be excellent
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to SamGamgee: Pours a transparent deep golden bronze with a frothy well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly caramely sweet toasty caramel malts and a touch of light fruitiness. Starts with good fullness and rich toasty light caramel maltiness with some fresh strawberry and light fruity complexity before a drier, more bitter and warming finish. Needs a little more flavor hoppiness with some sweeter malty balance.
egajdzis (5525) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, light floral hops, pine, rye, nuts, and alcohol. Taste of citrus, toasted malts, nuts, vanilla, grapefruit, and alcohol.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, cramel, rye, and dark fruits. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, toasted rye, dark fruits, and caramel. LIght to medium alcohol burn in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightly hazy amber with a large foamy white head. Aroma of American hops (citrus, floral and piney), toffee and light dark fruits. Flavor of toasted malt, dark fruits, spicy rye notes, caramel and a good bit of hop flavor and bitterness.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 3/13/2009, thanks to Bman1113vr. Orange body under an off white head. Aroma is yeasty, caramel, and a slight vanilla. Flavor is caramel, dirty, and malty.