Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great experience. Ruby red color. Pine, somewhat medicinal, but extremely generous aroma. Oily palate. Like the other 3F beers Iíve had, itís not just the intensity of the aroma, but the subtlety of the malt/hop balance in the tasting. Theyíre both there, and theyíre best of friends. Excellent, from one who is not a hop-head.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colour with a small beige head. Hoppy bitter, light fruity aroma with a faint malty sweetness. Sweet malty aroma with a hoppy fruityness and a dry, light sweet finish.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is beautifully ruby red with a thin tan head...smell is piney and antiseptic-ish with some light sweet citrus notes...so far, appearance is great, but the disappointment has begun...taste is sweet and hoppy...overly hoppy...what a disappointing American barleywine...finish is apples and alcoholic...this is still delicious, but just not so amazing as Iíd hoped...
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma packed with loads of caramel along with some very aggressive hops, lots of grapefruit. Copper to reddish colored body with a small ring on top. Flavor starts out with loads of sweetness and caramel, then the hops kick in, very bitter, leaves your palate totally numb. This must be the arch type of an american barley wine.
Ungstrup (28254) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet malty and very hoppy, while the flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol, combined with preserved fruits.
madsberg (9530) - SÝborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botted: Orange coloured. Clear. Dense light brown head. Hops, citrus, spices, sweetness and fruit in the nose. This is really promising. Flavour is near perfect. Sweetness, allcohol, spices and loads of hops. Some light chocolate notes. Is full bodied. Is dry and alcoholdense in the end, where a smooth bitterness lingers gengly on the palate. This is the shit for me, and I canít thank BBB63 enough for sending this as an extra. An EXTRA ladies and gentlemen. Mike really rocks as much as this beer.
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, pine needles and hops.
Sweet fruity flavour of apricots, malts, caramel, pine needles and hops.
Kevin (2031) - Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
thank you santa, thank you so much. oh my this smell is fantastic hopped up resin pine with sweet hints, dark fruits hula through my senses but there is some lemon to this too, rasisins, plums, lemons, molasses, brown sugar, and a heapin helping of pineapple. and that is just the aroma. this pours nicely too very dark mahogany that shows more red than brown, yet dark like a wood stain. a smokey cream head that hangs out. the flavor is everything the aroma says it will be but better. creamy lemon fried pie flavor with brown sugar, plums, raisins, syrups, lots of them, maple, cane, boisenberry, this thing has so much going on. the fruit flavors are great, strawbeery, lemonm lime, plum, black berry, banana, and pineapple mix together into a superb alcoholic fruit cocktail. sugary sweet without cloying. the finish gives to the hop side. pine, oh yeah, pine lots of it. but it is not alone, pineís good friend grapefruit joins up and tingle all the right senses. some added chewing gum flavor comes out later in this. and there is something that reminds me of brown sugar pop tarts with frosting. a delicious adventure that ends too damn soon.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poursa clear amber hue with a light tan head. Aromas of copper, caramel, old hops and must an a little salt? . Medium to full bodied with flavors of pine, honey, and little floral with a light alcohol burn. a little overrated in my book. but still a great brew.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grassy, herbal hops, pear, pineapple and lychee fruitiness and some alcohol in the sweet aroma. Clear amber-brown with a low, off white head that recedes to ring. Strong fruity flavour with assertive bitterness and an herbal, citrus, grassy hop character. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Itís very good, but Iíd have to say Iím disappointed for a Top 50 beer, especially one that I have sought after since I first heard of it a few years ago... Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, Goldorak, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and Yowie.