budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Got this one from a trade (thanks Aaron). Pours deep copper in color with a massive plush creamy head and intricate lacing. Aroma is hops, simple syrup, and toasted grains. Taste is dank hops, rich caramel malt, and a touch of passion fruit and pineapple. There is a nice syrupy mouth feel with moderate carbonation. The label on the bottle says wheat wine but this falls into the double ipa or american barleywine category for me, although there is something unique about this. Very impressive overall. JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Very pretty clear orange gold pour. Very hoppy aroma, all american barleywine hoppiness almost like a IIPA, with more malty caramel aromas. Taste is bitter but rich and sweet as well. Not sure I could tell it was buckwheat, but if this beer is gluten-free like a 100% buckwheat beer would be it has to be one of the tastiest gluten free beers out there (although I doubt that they cheated a little bit on the grain bill). Very tasty though, rich creamy palate, very full with nice alcohol warmth. Better than I expected. walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Poured a cloudy orange with a big light tan head . Aroma Pine, caramel, alcohol, herbs, grass, yeast. flavor, hops strange vegetables, alcohol, Blom (843) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Orange with a low head. The aroma is spicy and hoppy with notes of perfume, peach and lemon. Starts out medium sweet, and settles on a long hoppy, bitter finish. Soft carbonation and creamy texture. Full bodied.
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle at home, from my MTH glass Pours murky orange, thin tan head, ropey lacing. Nose is grassy/hoppy, with tight grapefruit, buckwheat, tart yeast, very interesting nose. A real nice change from "just another barleywine".. Flavours of spicy, lemon-driven hops, white pepper, rather grainy, and a touch tart and astringent. fascinating, not great, but fascinating...
ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Aroma of heavy spruce, caramel, brown sugar and nuts. Appearance is caramel/copper with patchy tan head. Flavor matches the nose; heavy spruce over uninteresting malts. Palate is creamy. Alright. Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
This beer is a clear copper-brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing. Aroma of hops, grainy malt and fruit. Full-bodied with a caramel malt character and notes of resiny hops and grapefruit. The finish is hoppy with notes of yeast and dried fruits left behind. Pretty good all around. Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep dirty medium brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of deep caramelized grain notes with some dry and somewhat grassy hops is quite unique. Taste is dominated by deep caramelized buckwheat malt with strong grainy notes which are somewhat unique offset by some dry and lightly grassy hops notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting too try a beer with so much buckwheat malt and a strange but enjoyable mix with hops. trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, grapefruit and grapes. Clear red amber colour with huge beige head. Very hoppy flavour with plenty of grapefruit but also some sweetness and a bit oily texture. Liquorice in the aftertaste. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Pours a rich dark copper color with a big rocky head that laces out tremendously. Aroma has a lot of fresh piney hops, sweet malts, with a touch of herbal grapefruit and caramel. Rich full body beer with a hell of alot going on... lots of hop flavors right from the start; pine, citrus & grapefruit lead into the sweeter malt flavors but you never lose the big hop bitterness. Great carbonation keep this from getting too sticky, though it does have a full mouthfeel. The finish as goo as the start... lingering piney bitterness crossed with the roasted malty flavors and hints of tea and graham crackers.