ChainGangGuy (4430) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled on: 11/22/11. Like their Labyrinth, the cork was a total nightmare to get out. It took three grown, presumably healthy people and the cork eventually ripped down the middle requiring a corkscrew to excavate the remnants.
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, dark golden-amber body with a fully foaming, off-white head. Heavy lace on the way down.
Smell: A sweetish scent of caramelized sugars over toasty, bready malts with noted citric, woodsy, green grassy hop notes and some fusel wafts. Not entirely appealing, to be honest.
Taste: Sugary caramel with plenty of toasty, bready malts. Splash of liquor singes the tongue early on. Pinch of freshly swept sawdust. Heavy, heady hop flavors of citrus pith, resin-damp wood chips, and sun-dried grasses (and noxious, lawn-spoiling weeds). Medium-high bitterness. It remains a bit boozy (okay, more than a bit) through to the end (and beyond). Bitter, hot finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.
Overall: Itís a DIPA, so itís a big beer, but itís too brash and the rough booziness tires me out quickly. Make a detour around Double Detour and pick up something else, something better.
adnielsen (9536) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. 9/23/11 bottle. Cloudy, dark orange appearance with a light tan head. Honestly, this doesnít smell all that fresh with an organic, spicy, a touch piney, toasty malty aroma. Fairly rich, toasty, light caramel malty, lightly piney, herbal, floral hoppy flavor. Ehhhhh.
Wray043 (11) - Lincoln, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off white head with strong dark copper appearance, slight toffee taste with crisp citrus finish. Defiantly worth the purchase.
leomannion (4) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has an all around greatness to it. To open it sucks but its a little treasure once you do get it opened..
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burnt orange with a medium cream head. Aroma is peachy and pine. Taste starts off piney and citrus.. very balanced and smooth! Surprised its not rated higher.. could be because its from Utah!
oRos (1226) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with beerboxer. Amber color. Big white head. Smells like citrus, an hops. Slight peach flavor. An pepper after taste. Nice fresh beer.
raphael (925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rich complex aromaóresin, alcohol, peach. Likewise a lot for the mouth to sort through, strong citrus bitterness buffered with a dark honey and black pepper. Persistent off white head on clear amber body. a surprising thickness in the mouth but good to have those aromas linger. sticky bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a rocky cream head and descent lacing. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, passion fruit, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, toffee, orange, bread, pepper, and resin with a bitter finish.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Christmas gift. First, I left this outside for several days. The idea being that it was cold enough to keep it appropriately chilled. However, over the week the sun actually came out in Seattle and so this bottle was sitting in direct sunlight for a non-trivial amount of time. Second, I had such a hard time pulling the cork out that I think I may have pulled a muscle in my neck. Tha said, this is still a fantastic beer. Smells like a barleywine and tastes like a magical hop elixir. Iíd love to try a properly stored bottle to see if the ever so slightly funky palate disappears.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a fantastic thick head that sticks around. Carmel malt smell and taste dominate this beer with a hint of floral hop but donít get a lot of hop flavor.