Luvystypotables (2029) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Amber colored without much head, aroma of fruity, grain and hops. Balanced taste of hops, citrus and bread. Slightly bitter palate of citrus rind. Turboninja (802) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
[email protected]TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2004
, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/strong distinctive slightly artificial aroma with raisin, caramel and alcohol. Dark copper color with small light beige head and semi-hazy liquid. Strong complex taste with sweet raisin, plum, cherry and alcohol. Averagely balanced with wide/medium taste spectrum and long sweet hoppy aftertaste of sweet raisin and a hint of sweet malts. Medium/strong body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, distinctive taste but in a bit artificial and messy fashion.
1L - 2003 vintage: Cloudy garnet. Thick, tiny-bubbled caramel foam halo. Scents of well-aged bready malt and earthy hops with touches of plums, pine, unsweetened chocolate, and orange peels. Fairly prickly on the tongue. Thick body. Less acidic than the aroma would indicate, with a meaty malt foundation giving way to staunchly bitter pine needles and seared sugar briskness. Profound hop bitterness exaggerates the sprucey alcohol. Burnt caramel, leather, and alcohol-soaked bread late. Unrefined maltiness. Simplistic finish, with long hoppy assertions and subtle notes of sherry, overripe plum skins, and earthy malts. This was extremely raw and brash when fresh, and, interestingly, it’s failed to come together after only a year in the bottle. The aroma is already showing some serious oxidation and acidity, and the malt flavors are quickly becoming dull and muddled. Nothing at all exciting about this, even when young. Thanks for the try, scraff. iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
PDG ... pretty darn good. Came off as an IPA to me. Think maybe DFH 90 Minute w/ more of a subtle herbal taste spice flavor & some citrus & fruity notes. Mixes in a well a soft sweet malty rather smooth medium built body. Hides the alcohol content well. I still think IPA moreso than seasonal / barley wine. Good offering. biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Tap @ Bowie. Orangish amber color with a trace amount of head. Aroma is relatively hoppy, with some nice citrus and general sweetness. Taste is much the same - quite sweet, hoppy. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but interesting. Alcohol is present, but not overpowering.
tennisjoel (1476) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 > RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Sharp alcoholic bite to this one. Red body with little to no head. Some medium bitterness with the hops but this seems a little unbalanced.
07 vintage, handbottle, courtsey of my main man Yaniv! A prelude to Barleywine Armageddon ’08 (tomorrow!). Amber clear reddish with a grey head. Overripe amarillo hops giving off that garlicy sort of note. a bit sweet, with some alcohol and slightly toasty astringency. Thin, and lightly carbonated, ala handbottle. Pineapply garlic past prime hops. Alcohol. Light malt. Drier than the nose suggests, thought definite caramel. A bit of fruit, straw. Lingering hay to grassy hops. I would have guessed American strong ale, as this is a bit too hot and low on the sweetness to be a barleywine, IMHO. Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
Amber colored body with a white head.Citrus,cotton candy,and spices is what i sense in the aroma.flavor is much of the same.Mouthfeel is pretty thin. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle shared by Daknole. Pours cloudy amber with a half finger off-white head. The nose is caramel and fruity hops. The taste is dried fruits, toffee and citrus with a touch of pine in the finish. Pretty sweet but not bad. Thanks Dak! jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber with off white head. Nose is musty candy and brown sugar. Taste is candy, brown sugar, raisins with caramel malt body.