nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Vintage. Chunky blood-red-brown, unfiltered. Thin, oily head. Sweet, semi-subdued amber malty aroma. Very fruity, quite amber malt forward...one dimensionally so. Some nice vanilla tinged yeast nuances. Boozy, but thick and yeasty enough to mellow it out. Fruity, a step above par for a US Barleywine. Soft and creamy on the palate, really mellows as it sits. Spicy and bold nonetheless, an interesting beer.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old ratting from draft at the brewpub. Lots of dark fruit and a touch of brown sugar.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Rich caramel aroma with a very sweet caramel taste. Surprisingly light - lighter than I was expecting... not bad.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is orange-amber with a khaki head. Aroma is spicy with notes of dried fruit and a touch of funk. Flavor is trail mix with notes of banana chips, raisin, apple, cotton candy, clove, and a touch of earth. Overall body is moderate, somewhat sweet, and the alcohol is pretty much non existent for having such a substantial ABV. Damn good stuff. The sweetness starts to wear on me after a while, but that’s probably a good thing.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, candi sugar, raisins, banana, apricot, and some vanilla. Flavor of raisins, candi sugar, herbs, pear, and banana with a somewhat dry finish.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintage. Poured medium amber with a dense cap of whitish head. The aroma was spicy with white pepper and darker fruits over warm bread and caramel sugars.. warm undertones, but the alcohol was very well held in check. The flavor found raisins, banana, and darker fruit at the core.. peppery alcohol, more fruit, and dry earthy notes around.. sugary hotness on the finish. A tad heavy-handed on the palate with lots of sugars and alcohol that warmed to the bones.. desserty and tasty.
madvike (2543) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours reddish-amber with very little head. Not much on the nose at all--some warming alcohol, apricots, melon, and a syrupy sweetness. Taste is light heat with some tropical fruit, a big sweet malt backbone, and the same syrupy, sugary sweetness. The alcohol was just how I like it, but the stickiness and sweetness was too much for me--and that’s coming from someone that like sweet beers.
arminjewell (5591) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is belgian yeast to the maximum, banana, clove, some sweet bubble gum. Taste up front is sweet bubblegum, banana, other touch of fruit and biscuit leading into spicy clove, and finishing sweet. No alcohol while drinking, but hits you later, well hidden! Nice belgian brew.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy red color with a good head and some good lacing. The aroma is peppery and fruity with some booze and a mild funky earthy thing happening. The flavor is spicy and fruity with some apple and some booze, really straight forward but everything works well together.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Vintage brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy orange amber colored brew with a thick and creamy beige head that leaves behind some excellent lacing and film top. Aroma of banana esters, Belgian spice, cotton candy, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is full bodied, fruity flavors of banana esters, pears, vanilla and some multi-golden malts. Finish is sweet with some lingering yeast aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden until you stand up. My favorite of the sample tray.