bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma of waxy green leaf and light fruits and caramel. Amber color with ruby in the depths. A beige head went up and down. Full bodied with coarse carbonation. Flavor is caramel/toffee sugar with strong, yet subtle, light stone fruit flavors. Heat goes down the throat. Finish is far from dry, and it’s even a little sticky, yet it does not come across as sticky sweet. Seems to be some hop bitter. Not enough to balance, but enough to render it drinkably pleasant. There’s a whole lot of flavor going on.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is dark amber, perhaps copper, with a finger of off-white head.
S: A surprisingly sharp grapefruit aroma to this one with a lot of floral notes to it as well. Some slight booze, but otherwise a nice malt character. A bit of brown sugar, toffee, and caramel.
T: Some citrus hop notes up front with a mild bitterness, but this is a pretty sweet barleywine. Lots of toffee and brown sugar sweetness with a slight creaminess to it, maybe a bit of molasses.
M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: A pretty nice barleywine, especially for one that is pretty much always available.
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor was a complex hoppy and fruity moderate sweet with an average finish. Full body with a light alcohol finish.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, licorice. Flavour is hop, fruit, alcohol, licorice, malt. Lovely beer.
madsberg (10108) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: Clear orange coloured. Beige head. Hoppy and light flowery and sweet aroma. Fruity and hoppy flavour. Sweet and wellbalanced. Is very bitter in the end, almost acrid. This is one hell of a brew provided by Raindog. Thanks.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SoLan, thanks! 11% on the label. Orange dark brown color. Malt, plums, blackberries and a hint of oak in the aroma. Sweet, syrupy, malty flavor with plums, peppermint, oak and earthy hops. Blackcurrant, vanilla. Slightly alcoholic, but still well balanced.
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vom Geruch her ähnelt er stark dem vorher getesteten Mikkeller Stateside India Pale Ale, der Geschmack ist aber eine ganz andere Sache. Das Bier startet schon alkoholisch, im Nachgeschmack steigert sich dieses Aroma noch. Im Mittelteil ist es dagegen eher hopfig und leicht herb, wohinter sich der alkoholische Teil zum Glück recht gut verbergen kann. Geht in Ordnung.
Test vom 8.8.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,10,8,12,6,9
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2004 vintage poured a hazy orange copper with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of plum, apple and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of bread with a little fruitiness and a warming bitter finish. Hides it’s alcohol very well!
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-oz. bottle via trade with kramer17801, bottled 02.04.05. Pours cloudy, murky copppery maple dark brown with a small foamy tan head and creamy lacing. Fruity fragrant hop aroma to greet and awaken your sense of smell, followed by some sweet medium roasted caramel, maple malt and then finishes up with a perfumey, fusel alcohol nose. Heavily bitter and acidic fruity, perfumey hop flavor, maple and nutty caramel malt body with some yeast notes. Medium to full bodied, fizzy and tingling mouthfeel.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear red-amber colour, the fine foam quickly disappears, tons of hops in the nose, grapefruit, some apricot and cheese, oily and full-bodied, explosive bitterness and a very long bitter finish with more apricot and floral notes - very strong character for a unique beer - thanks to Clarkvv for this one !