drewbeerme (3643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with white head. Aroma is loaded with tropical fruit, cantaloupe, grapefruit, and mango. Flavors are real fruity, grapefruit rind, lychee, lemon, and clemtines. A bit of a earthy light bready note I’m guessing is rice while a booze underneath but it is a barleywine. I was surprised with how hop forward this one is but it makes sense considering its just rice as a feature. Really interesting hop blend that works well, more like a iipa and reminded me of Kuhnhenn dripa. Pretty easy drinking.
back (792) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gylden klar skum hvid tæt
Humle citrus grape malt ris
Bitter meget sød modrate
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Almost clear orange pour. Aroma is fruity alcoholic, resin, pine. Flavor is sweet bitter, intense thick body, well hopped, slightly alcoholic. Huge brew which is almost an IIPA.
stefannilssons (791) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vilken jävla höjdaröl, fy sjuttsingen vad bra den här ölen var. Aromen var att döda för och smaken följde upp på ett riktigt bra sätt med mycket smak av fruktighat och lite jäst. Balansen var fulländad precis som upplevelsen.
dEnk (2633) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Hold it, this is no barleywine. This is an insane double ipa! Aroma has big big hops, fruity and dry, some caramel and biscuity notes. Flavour has even more hops, subtle malt note to compensate. Awesome beer.
rxeight (429) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. On tap at brewpub when fresh. Holy s*** is this a barleywine? Hopped to the moon and back. Like everything three floyds does this is hoppy but this is at a new level. If you didnt tell me id say double ipa. The only difference is that this does have a thick body on it. Curious to see what happens with some age after the hops fade.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Bottle... Lightly-hazed orange ale with a tiny, creamy, white head. The fruity aroma wafts a wonderful blend of pink grapefruit and sugar cookie. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Nice, sturdy malt backbone here. The flavor leans sweet - sugar cookie and toffee. Citrus rind bitterness rides a good shotgun, but is strapped in tight and isn’t allowed to bark instructions or touch the steering wheel. Finishes mostly sweet with some citrusy, rindy hop-love provided by old, stale lupulin. This probably had a whole lot more kick about eight months ago. Still a very nice brew. Never been a big fan of over-the-top bitterness anyway.
PotjeBier (957) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, share @ Beer Temple with Countbeer, IluvatarMilan, Kermis and 2 others. Hazy orange color. Little to no head. Aroma’s from the glass: pine/resin, citrus, tropical fruit. Retronasal there’s also some sweetness & skunk. Flavor is light sweet/caramel, with a sourish bitterness. Alcoholfeel is rather strong, body is medium. Finishes dry, strongly hoppy, bitter. As with the European version I’d have to conclude this is a DIPA rather than a BW.
Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Beertemple with Iluvatarmilan, Potjebier, Kermis an two other fella’s.
No head just a thin half open lacing on top of a cloudy yellow orange colored beer.
Aromas of fruit, peach, wood, light chalk, spices, pine, light reain, crisp, some grains and lght herbal.
Flavours of cream, wheat, grains, hops, yeast, fruit, peach, apricot, mango, light bitter. Smooth! Crisp and tasty!
Aftertaste of fruity malts, light bitter spicy and some creamy fruits.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
kermis (2463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Countbeer, Potjebeir and others at Beer Temple. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel, dough, grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is over moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Pyrmir (1185) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of herbal, oily hops, sweet malts, citrus peel, spice and tropical fruits. The flavor is the same but sharper and less oily. Reminds me more of a DIPA that has been in the cellar for some time.