Rune (9535) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
200ml, draught at Mikkeller & Friends, shared with Skinnyviking. Faint white head to an apricot coloured body. Fresh and dried fruity nose. Spiced fruity taste supported by pine needles and hints of honey sweetness. Lingering sharp and hoppy ending with tingling alcohol. Full bodied. Pretty good (Copenhagen, 22.03.2013).
conway (2109) - - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. I was able to buy several bottles of this and I enjoyed it more than the prior year's version. Huge hops with lots of tropical fruit. Great balance and amazingly soft palate.
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ekstedt (6089) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (bomber) from beirkompass.de. Hazy ornage, medium white head. Strong orange and aprcicot aroma with some grassy notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chopp. Hazy nice orange colour, big white head. Bar. Sweet aroma indeed, fruity citrus piney, caramel. Good mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, fruity , caramel, citrus, piney, good bitterness, sweet.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. A clear dark go0lden to pale amber beer, with an average sized, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting, white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), with notes of lemon, orange, passion fruit, lychee, mint, with a hint of alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with almost heavy bitterness, moderately alcoholic. A tropical fruit bomb in the nose, not overly sticky mouthfeel, right amount of booze. A lot more DIPA than BW. Overall, excellent and it tastes rather fresh.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has some big citrus/grapefruit scents. Taste is some pungent resin hop with some citrus. Don't get Barleywine at all when I poured this.
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ryanfolty (2141) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 20, 2013 - bottle shared by Brandon. Orange pour with nice amount of head that faded fast. Aroma was hoppy and grainy. Taste was rough, just grainy, bitter and a dry alcohol finish.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a light gold color with huge white head. Big fruit on the nose, primarily citrus but with some definite berry-like notes apparent...some bready malt is noted. Medium-full bodied...very clean, flavors consist of the aforementioned fruity notes...malts carry a little bit of weight but mainly provide the backbone here. Good stuff
JStax (3996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter copper color with a little white head of foam. Tropical fruit hop profile. Tangy and slightly metallic, but not in a bad way.
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body is lighter in color from the rice, golden hue, thin cap and collar.
The aroma is really clean, it really smells like Zombie Dust in a way to me, with a light clean malt base it really lets the hops stay clean and crisp.
Flavors are hop forward like crisp citrus and fruit notes, light pineapple and hints of mango, yum. I really like what the rice did in here actually. one of my complaints with a lot of ABWs is they get really resinous and sticky, and this one is not that way.
Mouthfeel is light thanks to the rice. well done.
Color me impressed. Better then i expected, worth grabbing if you like the style.