FlandersNed (395) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2015 Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle from Sprinkle - thanks Mike! Lightly hazed dark amber with a foamy tan head. Huge nose is spicy orange and floral, solid caramel maltiness to back it up. Bold and bitter earthy flavors, grapefruit citrus flavors and piney wood. Nice webby lacing. Walks the line as a barleywine. A bit boozy overall. Good, but is this really worth the hype?
Bottle purchased in 2013 - had developed some foggy/cardboard nose notes and old ale flavor: molasses, black licorice, candied/aged citrus rind notes, lots of maltiness. Big body, moderate carbonation. Camons (12438) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark amber with a light brown head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, sweet fruit, melon, peach, little citrus. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, bread, caramel sweet fruit, citrus, orangepeel, grapefruit. Full body, average carbonation, light bitter finish with some alcohol. 030910 jbruner (4734) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a murky brown from the bottle with thin bubbly white head. Aroma is all malt at this point, barley sugars. Taste follows, sweet and boozy, hops are all gone. Definitely aged to barley wine, meh. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle at Brouwer’s. Pours amber with minimal head and spotty lacing. Aged double ipa ftw -- ain’t nothin’ gonna stop my ticking. Aroma - caramel, still some hops, and the old familiar aged barleywine "prune" (or whatever you want to call it). Full body, and the hops are still surprisingly potent; earthy, herbal, bitter with a big caramel backbone. Sort of an oldish hoppy barleywine. Full body, with a little bit of copper. mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours a dark amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out resinous hops, lots of caramel, and toffee. Flavour brings out lots of caramel, resinous hops still there from all the years, and toffee. Drinks like more of a really hoppy barley wine, with some slight oxidation. Really wonderful stuff - wouldn’t have thought to age a IIPA, but this works.
wlajwl (6803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Aroma is caramel, dry malts and spicy hops. The flavor is caramel, citrus, grapefruit and a mix of alcohol and bitter in the finish. angelkostvo (1233) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2014
Ruby colour, no head. Aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruits, very much like barley wine. Taste is medium bitter a bit sweet. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Something in between a barley wine and Imperial IPA. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle on 02/27/2011. Slightly hazy body with a small off white head. Sweet floral and citrus aroma with lots of caramel. Sweet caramel fruit and hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle (1PT 4.3FL OZ.) Pours cloudy amber brown with a tight foamy sudsy khaki head that fades to a film and soapy collar. Aroma has nice faded hops and sugar caramel malt some toffee pitted dried fruit and sweet bread. Taste is dulled bitter faded hops with sugar caramel toffee and bread dark dried fruit, this is tasting very nice for being 3 plus years old. Palate is medium to full with a chalky dry finish. This is nice has aged into a solid strong ale or even a Barley wine of sorts. Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
Sherry vanilla aromaamber, cloudy, medium bitterness, very bitter, full body, long finish, bitter,