TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Clearish orange brown with a thick off-white head; patchwork lace. Nose is caramel and bitter grass. Medium body with a tang. Taste is caramel, sweet citrus and pine, getting bitter . JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Pours amber with decent carbonation and a slightly off-white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, honey, with a similar taste. Only small alcohol notes. This is definitely a good wheat wine. Enjoy it every time, happy I still have some left. jbeatty (1266) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle, 06/14/2012. Pours dark orange, deep copper, big rocky three finger head that levels off slowly, sticky lacing left behind. Aroma of sweet, toasted grassy caramel malts, lots of fruitiness and big hop component: herbal, piney, citrus. Taste is juicy grapefruit upfront with toffee edge, citrus piney hops, bitterness and buckwheat, some heat felt, in the finish. Thick palate, bordering on resinous without being too overbearing. Enjoyable hoppy barley wine. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter, no freshness date.DeliriumT (545) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2012
A: Crystal clear dark amber body very slight carbonation activity, huge light tan head that is very dense and has good retention, leaves a mess on the glass.
S: Citrus, pine, grass and mild alcohol. This smells like an imperial IPA and I wasn’t expecting that.
T: Wouldn’t you know it, it drinks like one too. Mildly spicy pine bitterness with some honey and caramel sweetness and mild alcohol on the finish.
M: Medium-thick with fizzy carbonation.
O: I was not expecting this, this is a mislabeled IIPA and this is at least 3-4 months old. I can’t imagine how bitter this was fresh. Solid though.
Pours dark brown with a rosy red hue. The aroma is an incredible bouquet of citrusy bittersweet hops. The flavour is a warm sugary wort loaded with hoppy bitterness. Great collaboration from two of the best breweries in the world
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
(75 cl) Un liquide à la robe ambrée légèrement embrouillée. Une tête mousseuse beige plutôt indestructible. Des traces collées à la paroi du verre. Des arômes intenses de pêches, d’oranges et de pamplemousses qui reposent sur une base maltée assez riche et franchement marquée par l’habituel parfum du sarrasin. Des saveurs qui secouent les papilles. Un houblonnage solidement planté. Un escadron fruité qui ne largue que des bombes amères. Un vin d’orge à l’américaine. Des saveurs bien présentes de malts caramélisés qui caressent les papilles. Un corps rond avec des bulles qui allègent l’appareil. Une texture huileuse. Une finale toute en équilibre entre les sucres et les notes amères. Un vin d’orge parfumé et savoureux qui ne fait pas ses 10.4 degrés d’alcool. jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
exciting. Love THIS! straight away you pour and get excited. Beauttiful. So balanced. 10.4 doesn’t rear it’s head. great around. Hops. Malts. Overall great experience. the wet malty characteristic in the nose was awesome. Sweet yet not to sweet. Mouthfeel was full and smooth. Bricktop86 (937) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours golden amber with minimal head. Smells of pine, fruit, honey and citrus. Taste is initially pine then quickly becomes sweet honey and caramel and finishes bitter sweet. eeez (47) - Thatcham, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a thick and beautiful amber with streaming carbonation and a good sized off white head. Tastes of bitter grapefruit, honey, malts, no alcohol hints whatsoever, you know the deal. This is great stuff and rather than spend time writing I'm going to kick back and enjoy this.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
After the oatgoop last year I had high expectations and this didn’t disappoint. It was lighter in appearance that what I expected, there was lots of hops and the 10.4% was well hidden. Creamy feel with a bitter finish. I can’t wait for the next one!