bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Translucent ruby color with no head. Immediately the FFF’s hop character hits you...pineapple and other light citrus notes are present with a hint of apple and malts. And in this corner...Mikkeller comes out swinging in the flavor dept. Notes of light malts, dark fruits, a bit of wheat and finishes with the FFF’s hop kick. You better believe I’m buying in to the hype of this brew.
Desverger (4593) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Warpigs, Copenhagen - fuzzy dark Amber pour with off-White head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, with some wheat and grassy hoppy action, some caramel, toffee, tropical fruity hoppy notes going on, pine needles, leading to a bitter finish.
Achel (239) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lancing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, and wheat.
Gaultier (1041) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Warpigs, Copenhagen 19/9-15. Fruity and hoppy with pine needles and caramel, also grapefruit. Body is medium to full, the finish is bitter and fruity with notes of pine needles.
Jorn69 (1817) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Warpigs, Copenhagen 150919. Malty, caramely and hoppy with grapefruits, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, malty and caramely.
fillepolo (143) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ warpigs copenhagen. Pours a Brown colour beer. Aroma fruity and malty. Taste is fruity malty with notes of caramel. Dry finish. Not a barleywine in my opinion more a IIPA.
ABT_S54 (284) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared in a snifter. Dark orange/light amber colour with a voluminous off white head which lasts. Aroma - massive hops and not a lot else aside form the malt. Taste is quite sweet initially with the wheat giving a nice creamy mouthfeel but imparting very little flavour that is not overpowered by the heavy malt and hop freshness. I have no idea how young/old this bottle was but the hops were as fresh as any I have ever tried which makes me wonder why some IIPAs are so critical. The hop notes here were piney, resiny and quite oily - very strong and unexpectedly forceful in their profile. Now I know what to expect from the goops I am looking forward to trying the other versions I have but will definitely decide to open them when I want a week’s worth of hops in one bottle. Very strong - in fact it is hard to imagine there is much water in here. ABV is well hidden though. Would have marked higher had I expected the powerful hops. This is by far the most hoppy barely wine I have tried.
allmyvinyl (6987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from the Brewdog agm 2015. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of oranges and marmalade, faint wheat. Clean taste, zingy orange. Sweet finish. Easy drinking, smooth.
angel77 (1572) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 75 cl en el momento en llamas (chelotarde) el 04-08-2015. Con f cons pref para 06-09-2017. Color marrón oscuro caoba turbio con espuma también oscura bastante persistente. Aromas y sabores intensos a maltas y cereales tostados algo dulces caramelizadas acabando con buen amargo seco al final. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 10.4 Vol que le aporta cierta sensación alcohólica y con gas y espumoso y cierta densidad. Posos en suspensión al final. Bastante buena, para repetir sin duda.
jkwood04 (4869) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a taster. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of lots of sweet caramel and malts and wheat, some bitterness, and faint hints of alcohol. Flavor mainly of the smooth but sweet malts. Smoother texture. A solid beer but couldn’t drink a lot of this.