3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scored a bomber for the "cellar" and got an opportunity to try the draft @ the pub a week later.
[A] Very malt forward aroma, with caramel, and a hint of rye. Hops maintain a background presence, lending earthy citrus. [A] Red-brown, with off-white head into snifter. [F] Caramel bodied, with more of the rye character showing midway. Hoppiness is appropriate, keeping balance. [P] Very easy-going "rye wine". Smooth bodied. Just the right amount of bitter hops. [O] Last Rye Wine I had was Flossmoor Hi-Fi. Which I honestly think outdoes this effort. Nonetheless, this was quite an amazing one as well. I was very pleased with this collabo, and it is significantly better than the Oatgoop. Can’t wait to try the barrel versions of both aforementioned brews.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly Hazy orange with a very light head. Nose is a burst of rye spice, some close and peppercorn. Big sweet nose and a slight oxidation. There is a ton of dark fruit in this beer. Pear, peach, apples and some darker fruits like fig. Lots of herbal spice and a whiskey finish. Spot on. Pretty darn delicious
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle cellar properly. Orange cloudy color. Aroma is a blast of sugar, raisin and rye malt. Hello sugar! Big sweetness.
The body is fuller with the rye really shining through. Caramel malt base. The secondary flavor of raisin, figs with a lingering bitter pine finish. Really pretty good for the age, drink them now because the oxidation is here but not ruining it, yet.
Beerman6686 (5169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a hazy orange color with an off white head. araomw as of candy sugar, and orangey fruitiness. Flavor was similar, orangey and wheaty with really norye. Meh.
Art (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a cloudy orange brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is of oranges. Quite strange. One of the weirder barleywines I have ever tasted. I am not sure what to think of it.
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the recent FFF overstock sales. I guess this was brewed August 2010. Murky orange pour. Spicy caramel candy taste. Touch of sweetness. More On the English barleywine side. Quite smooth and easy drinking. This seems to have come together nicely over a few years, better than the RIS and boo I had last summer.
Jorn69 (1567) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Mikkeller-provning på Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Väldigt maltig och knäckig, fruktig, hög sötma, toffee, russin, bra beska. Avslutningen är torr och besk. Mycket trevlig.
VictorStr (1623) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroman är fantastisk. Tyvärr har de pajat ölen med alldeles för mycket kolsyra. Annars riktigt bra.
stefannilssons (1520) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Det här var balanserat, jämnt och hyfsat härligt. Smaken är otroligt fruktig med toner av apelsin, mango och grapefrukt, balansen på ölen är väldigt fin men balansen i smaken var inte helt på plats.
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour with an off white head. Effervescent. Definitely over carbonated. Carmel malts with red wine and light barrel notes. Sweet and smoothed. Needs vigorous swirling to beat down the carbonation. A little thin in the body. Average mouthfeel.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 2011. Bottle. Dark amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with yeast and hops. Very balanced and complex. Long finish and a nice alcohol burn.