Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Stout Barrel House. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a solid apricot color with a thin white head head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film that leaves some sticky sheets of lace.
S: Candied oranges and tangerines with a sweetened cereal grain malt body balancing it out. Nice lemon and lime zest to give a bit of kick. This smells like a big DIPA as opposed to a barley wine.
T: The taste is much more malty and yeasty than the nose. Some sweet candied sugar with a grainy malt sweetness make up the body with some yeasty chalkiness that provide some fruity esters. More lemon zest like the nose with some bitter orange peel as well.
M: Medium bodied with a malty body and a medium low carbonation level. Slightly drying as well.
O: This was solid overall, but it didn’t quite know what it was. The nose was extremely fruity and the taste was much more malt forward.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-19-2012
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 12/1/12 from a capped 22oz bottle. Pours clear yellow orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is bitter with some yeast funk and plenty of hops and bread malt. The flavor plenty of hop bitterness, yeasty funk, along with sweet caramel and bread malt. The body is full and syrupy with lively carbonation and a long bitter hops and bread malt finish.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating on 12-28-2012 (Bomber) This beer has a medium sized off-white mostly lasting head, hazy golden body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, pine, grassy hops, and fruity. The flavor is light bitterness, caramel malt, pine hops, juicy, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, this taste different from other barleywines that I have had in the past. It has a very hoppy aroma and flavor. It is too hoppy tasting for me and is a beer for hop heads.
Xavalias (222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap from Mikkeller Bar @ Viktoriagade, CPH, DK. Hazy amber with off-white head. Loads of hops and malts, caramel, woody, tropical fruits. High bittersweetness with long bitter finish.
markextrae (1903) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared 75cl bottle with 2 friends. poured a clear blonde colour with a white head. fruity aroma, mango, sweet malts, toffee, lemons, floral hops, soft carbonation, apricots, have no idea what the use of the rice has done to this beer. but it a nice fruity barley wine for sure
Idiosynkrasie (4672) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Bright, slightly cloudy, pale orangey, golden colour with late awakening, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, barely white head. Unusual hoppy aroma, hints of citrus fruit and vegetables, hints of kumquat, gherkin, other vague, apparently more tart than sweet fruit and vegetable notes; later with concentrated bitterness almost biting in the nose. Taste is moderately sweet malty, some bitter almond, some biting bitter hop, cautious fruity hints of mandarine, orange, orange zest; lasting bitter finish with almond and toffee malt basis, alcohol and bitter hop combine for a minimally biting mouthfeel. Relatively light and easy drinkable, (personally) tolerable malt basis, considerable hoppy counterweight. Anyway there’s a dizzy impression of lights going out with finishing the bottle.
skullgeorge (59) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Golden,orangey colour with a great white head that leaves beautiful laces on my glass. Amazing aromas of tropical fruits, pine, honey and apricot. Taste is really complex. Great balance between fruit and hops. Medium body, low carbonation and alcohol well hidden. So many fruits in the start, almost sweet, but in the same time you can feel the hops and the bitterness in the end. Great taste palate so many things to taste. One of the bst beers I’ve ever drunk !
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. hoppy fruity
MarcoDL (2682) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 Solid barley wine. Malty and with notes of raisin and other sweet fruits. Nicely dry, bitter and fresh, instead of overly sweet.
mike_77 (3794) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@zebf 2014 - Golden, honeyed colour. Aroma is very fruity and malty - sweet. Initially it feels quite thick and lucious but it almost evaporates on the tongue. Dry finish with hints of bitter orange syrup.
PriorL (2492) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, florar.
TASTE: hop, fruity, florar, decent, little dry aftertaste.