wineno (2) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2007 does not count
2007 12 ounce bottle, Nice head with a hint of sweet hops on the nose, but the hoppiness turns only into syrupy sweetness upon tasting. Not my favorite IPA by far, but still could enjoy one every now and then. Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
12 oz bottle - 2007.
Hop dominated aroma, thick mouthfeel, substantial, both syrupy and filling. Beutiful orange color. It is definitely an extreme expression of DFH style. I found it nicely hopped, but overly heavy and just a tad too sweet. Nevertheless i would never refuse one. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Sweet, not all that hoppy aroma. Has a very syrupy taste, too sweet, some nice vanilla, but not enough hops. Warming finish. Not worth 15 bones for a four pack. I prefer 90 minute any day. BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Clear Orange-amber, nice sized head. Sweet fruity aroma. Syrupy mouth-feel, flavors of oak, hoppy bitterness, candy sugar, and alcohol. Nice warming sensation. This is good, but a bit too sweet. Over-priced at $15 per 4-pack. SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2007
This beer is a little bit too similar tasting to their 90 minute IPA or would get a higher rating. Tastes a bit more syrupy and sweet than the 90 min and definitely has a rounded slightly woody and vanilly flavor from the oak. I enjoyed it a lot but would probably rather drink the 90 min.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
bottle- pours a seemingly very carbonated pale copper color with an off-white head. smells hops, pine, some cherries, and a caramel maltiness. also some wood in the background as well. tastes very different than it smells. extremely complex. malty and sweet, syrupy mouth feel. coats the back of the throat with alcohol and warms like cough medecine. now that ive made that connection i cant get the taste of nyquil out of my mouth. The hops seem very subdued in this one maybe it is the barrel aged thing. I think i would enjoy seeing how this one tastes in a year or two. 11thMan (20) - Dennison, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Pours a very nice amber color. Has a very nice whitish head. Smells of hops and alcohol fill the nose. Has a very nice woody/hoppy taste with an alcohol warming after taste. A very good IPA! raphael (1288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Sweeter than I expected, honey-ishn with some oak flavor, and the edge of the hops. not much head or carbonation. aroma is sweet as well, with a little sour-yeast tang. BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 [Bottle from Beermouth tasted with the hop-bros at Jess’ cosy inn.]chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2007
A sipper beer, because it’s more a barley than an IIPA. But it’s OK, don’t punish for that. Oaky head and aroma of raisins, brandy and fruits. Flavor is similar, but ending up in some unbalanced final impression of this beer, but that bad is it not!
Oak aged complex flavor is ruined by an annoying cream soda taste and diabetic sweetness. Limited carbonation sticky syrup. Barley wine and IPA are two of my favorite styles but this falls flat in most respects.