1FastSTi (3340) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bob. Pours to a bright glowing dark chestnut body with a thin off-white head. The aroma is a sweet barley wine. Huge amounts of sweet barley with some nice bitter hops. This is a really nice barley wine. Sweet and nicely bitter medium heavy texture.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a barley wine. Looks lie a barley wine. Tastes like a good barley wine. Good but not an ipa.
Ughsmash (7177) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Bob for bringing the bottle! Poured rather deep coppery-amber (slightly hazy) with a short, but well-retained off-white head. The aroma was barley wine all the way.. warm aged caramel, molasses, and a touch of dark fruit with a little peppery spicage around.. some earthy accents.. the sugars led for the most part, and even managed to mask the 12.5%. The flavor found warm caramel and molasses again, but with more bitterness than expected.. earthy and dark fruity notes around.. spicy finish with some warmth, but again not 12.5% of it.. this wasn’t great, but was tasty enough and I could drink a lot of it. Medium-plus bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. warm and sweet.. very much a barley wine, and it was aiight.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange pour. I must say first that the alcohol was extremely well hidden. Ridiculous in fact. Aroma purely of pine, grassy and light grapefruit hops. Flavor begins slghtly sweet and ends most earthy and resinous. Interesting. Somehow, tastes like a 5% beer would
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish-brown with a tan head. Pretty nice lacing. Aroma is malt and citrus hops. Taste is malt and sweet caramel with a hoppy finish. The taste of the alcohol is well masked but you can feel a strong warming feeling as you drink. Nice stuff.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown pour with garnet hues. Much darker then any double IPA ive ever seen. Off white head and honey comb lace. Aroma is fresh hops. Pine grapefruit, and citrus with a nice malt backbone. For a beer over the 12% mark the alcohol os well masked
obguthr (4025) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drat at Brewvival: Cherry and grapefruit nose. Clear walnut color, firm yellow head. Malty grapefruit peel flavor. Alcohol is very evident. Not very memorable.
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Think barleywine, and you’ll be all good. Thanks to vacax on BA for the sample! It pours reddish with a tan head. The aroma is strong of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. The flavor is the same with some honey and maple syrup. Very yummy beer with the high alcohol well hidden. Would love some more!
daknole (9423) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish/brown pour. Rich tan head. Aroma is fruity, with lots of honey and dried fruit and some spicy hops. Flavor is delicious. Rich and fruity. Hoppy and spicy. Damn this is a fine beer. Under the radar is an understatement. Wow.
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is dry wooden hops. Sweet and dense caramelish flavoured. Smooth malt mix with the hops fruity flavours. Mellow finish.