dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Courtesy Beelando. Hazy brown pour with a thick tan head. Huge herbal, fragrant hops with a tinge of sour. Taste is sweet malt, not overly bitter, lighter body for a BW. Aroma is much more BW and the body is more IPA. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2010
shared by Beerlando. Hoppy nose with loads of malts fruit aromas apple and pineapple. Pours a rich golden color with a dense white head. Strong earthy bitterness upfront with rich caramel and honey notes very rich. Very nice barley wine, especially as it warms. Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Out of a bottle thanks to Beerlando. Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a good off-white head and pretty swell lace. the nose is surprisingly mild and fairly perfumy but quite enticing. lots of orange peel and spices come forth. smells almost christmasy. the flavor is much bolder and likewise very good. again quite citrusy with the caramel malts coming forward quite a bit and bitter hops finishing it off quite nicely. very very fresh and dangerously smooth for the high alcohol content. a very interesting and different barley wine that is so good it raises the bar and redefines the style. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Sampled at the brewery. Hazy orange, thick frothy white head. Aroma of mild citrus, honey, grain, dough. Taste is citrus and berry with lots of thick caramel malt. Medium body, smooth carbonation. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks to the BuckeyeBoy!! - Pours clear orange with almost no head and very little carbonation...aroma is sticky caramel malt and grapefruit peels, some pineapple, lightly floral...flavour is similar, plenty of citrus, caramel, lingering pitchy bitterness, pine resiny and sllightly herbal on the finish...
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2010
sample on tap at Odell on 4/8/10... pours a deep golden with a huge fluffy pillow head... big blend of citrus hops and sweet malts on the nose... medium smooth body with muted hops and sweet caramel malts... creamy, low carbonation with a sweet bitter finish.... love it! drjay44 (3771) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2010
750 ml. bottle. Pours a tiny bubbled short lived head, over a clear amber (SRM 7) body.....nose is pine, resin, bit of citrus, bit of pineapple.....taste is caramel malt to start, then pine/resin/pineapple hop bitterness arrives and lingers....mouth feel is medium to light, carbonation medium to high. This is a rather simple Barley Wine, IIPA with not as much aroma/flavor layering in either the malt or the hop back bone as occurs in many others. It is not as rich as it should be. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6 riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle bonused from foppa78. Thanks Mat! This one opened and gushed and gushed and gushed... for quite a long time actually. Nose is hoppy, but somewhat flat and possibly oxidized. I picked up notes of floral and citrus, some pepper and earth with a medium sweet caramel/toffee malt backbone. Hazy amber copper pour with a fizzy lasting head. The flavor is definitely hoppy but still somewhat muted - doughy, caramel, toasty sweet malts but not sticky enough to be barleywine. Flatter hop flavors and some sugars linger. Very ASA to me. Definitely lively carbonation with some alcohol heat. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Thanks riversideAK! Aroma seems oxidized, or at least canceled out. Not hoppy in aroma, not in the style of a barleywine either. General ASA. Balanced intensity. Mustard caramel color, lasting thin white head. Strong leafy floral hops, the malt balance seems to have a shyness. Hoppy up front and the balance/contrast fades away in the glass. Upside down from what I was expecting. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle shared by hellbilly at Papago. Deep amber pour with a nice frothy head. Caramel malt, light roast, citrus and a buttload of hops on the finish. A very tasty brew!