HKdIPA (878) - HONG KONG - FEB 13, 2018 marv3mania (195) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
!2 oz. bottle in a snifter. Pours a clear amber with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is mango, grapefruit, orange, pine, and a bit of sugary sweetness. I don’t think any brewery creates such beautiful smelling beers as Lagunitas. Taste mostly follows the nose, with a slight malty taste at the back of the throat. That aftertaste is about the only thing reminding me that this is a barley wine. As usual, Lagunitas has created a superb brew.
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Bottle from QClub at home. Transparent deep copper amber pour with persistent thin white head. Aroma is dank hops, candied fruit, plum, wood, vanilla, sharp alcohol. Taste is pretty good - big bitter pine hops with stone fruit and toffee sweetness, and lots of alcohol. Lasting warm boozy bitterness. Slightly rich palate, not too heavy. Very warming. Like a less than fresh straightforward pine DIPA, with more toffee and stone fruit. Nice. thebeerbandit (56) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2018 2/2/18
Had with Abby while watching “Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day!
From bottle. Deep amber with 2 finger head that quickly fades.
Smell is piney hops with brown sugar sweetness.
Taste is hop-heavy (pine) with big caramel/molasses malt sweetness. Wow. This is delicious.
Thick chewy palate that hides the alcohol and leaves a lingering hoppy finish.
Overall, this is amazing!! Sweet and super hoppy is my thing and this is it! Very similar to Lancaster Boss Hog. Svesse (9135) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2018
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with treacle-toffee, apricot marmalade, dark bread, brown sugar, burnt rubber and resin. Malty, fruity, hoppy taste with notes of dried apricots, treacle-toffee, dried fruit, brown sugar, pine needles, grapefruit, burnt rubber and a balanced resiny bitterness in a finish with some alcohol. Medium body, quite sweet. A bit harsh, but really tasty. Nice one. weitz15 (635) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Wonderful citrus aroma, dark amber pour. Flavor is a nice mix of citrus and mild fruit hues. BlackHaddock (8082) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2018
12 oz bottle on 15th Jan 2018, into a Lowenbrau (Munchen) at my daughters in California while on holiday. Amber/bronze body, clear and clean, frothy off-white head. Hoppy aroma (piney and earthy) leading to a semi-bitter taste, no where near as sweet as I expected looking at the label and beer name suggested. Not really a Barley Wine in my eyes, but a decent enough beer all the same.
ttoadee (1691) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Copper pour, thin off white head, nice ring of lace. Nose is rum, spice, alcohol and malt. Middle is sweet malt , caramel, alcohol. Finish is high octane , silky malt. smaynard6000 (1275) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2017 On tap. Amber in color with medium sized beige head. Balanced aroma with cereal notes and some pine. Somewhat sweet with hoppy finish. Really nice. hitemwitthehein (58) - - DEC 13, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 ABV - 10.
.Appearance: Amber/Copper, big full light brown head. Great lacing.
.Aroma: Floral, hop forward. Piney. Some citrus. Caramel malt, brown sugar.
.Taste: Upfront sweetness. Malty, brown sugar, caramel. Nice bitterness. Great balance of sweet malt and that piney, earthy hop bitterness. Pine on the aftertaste.
.Mouthfeel: Nice full body, thick. Dry.
.Bottom Line: Fantastic winter sipper. The sweet malt and piney hops work perfectly together. Quality. Balanced. ironcontra (494) - ATL, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
pine, butter , thick mf, nice balance of sweetness and hop bitterness on tail end lancelot323 (1) - - NOV 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 Snifter at Trappe Tavern, Trappe, PA. Pours a rich, dark, maple syrup-amber. Small head, decent lacing. Piny, resiny. Nice and hoppy, decent maltyness. You can definitely feel the ABV in this one.