rumproasts (5573) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
tap at 2015 michigan winter beer fest. Amber with minimal head. Very interesting flavors here. Big grapefruit/citrus hops. Light booze. Hints of vanilla. Complex and fantastic.
cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at 2014 GTMW, pours a dark copper almost brown, the aroma was a little sweeter than I was expecting, not a lot of hops or fruit coming through, the flavor was more caramel and malt as well, meh. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, grapefruit, with light caramel. It’s a slightly hazy amber with almost no head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit with a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit. I don’t get any bourbon. It’s medium bodied with minimal carbonation. It’s basically flat. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Tap @ Shorts: Swampy brown, just like the original Part Deux, only there’s no head on this one at all. Boozy caramel & wood, the barrel aging seems much more present here. Bourbon, toffee, spicy vanillin, back-end with some ashy hops. Little bit of citrusy notes, but this isn’t as hoppy on the nose or palate as I’d expect from a dry hopped beer, barrel aged or not. It’s not bad, but it’s merely decent. Quite boozy for huge pours... It’s also not an IPA, rather a barley wine. madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
10th July 2010
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2011
Cloudy orange - brown beer. Caramel and hops on the nose. Slight soft palate, semi dry with low carbonation. Rich caramel malt with deep rich hops underneath, not that fruity but providing good bitterness. Carries on with more creamy caramel and a little sour note. Aniseed alohol at the end. Full on! A barleywine all the way!
Tasted 3/10/11. 12oz bottle. Hazy with a mucky honey brown hue. Bubbled bone white head. Hoppy aromas of bitter grapefruit rind and resin. Full bodied with a huge bitterness. The bitter hops are cut with a mild citrus candy flavor. Overt grapefruit flavors with a resinous stickiness in the finish. Well done! chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Alex dumped this on this!...Pours an ugly apple cider color, murky medium brown, not much carbonation...The aroma is terrible, generic wood, rotting pears, and vanilla. Can’t stand this...The taste is dry hopped wood; a piece of wood that was drenched in dry hopped water.
This is ugly, and smells and tastes terrible. SKIP deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Big thanks to Kyle for sharing this one! Poured a clear deep amer with a white head that dissipated quickly to the edge. Aroma was full of grape fruit with some pine, a bit of yeast and a bit of a booze/bourbon kick. Flavor was a strong combination of pine and grapefruit with a good amount of bourbon coming out in the finish. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle…RBSG 2010… Pours murky and golden with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. Smells like it has some age on it – woody notes, dried apricot, dried plum and dried peach. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and kicked-back carbonation. Nice caramel backbone, but lacks any real sweetness – just a solid leg for the big, bad, juicy citrus hops to stand on. Bitter, abrasive, dry finish. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A: snifter. opaque/murky dark orange color. nice light tan head. low retention level. good lacing.
S: huge hop aroma. with a lot of Indian food spice, like curry. some nice sweet malt aromas. very unique.
T: wow. it has such an ethnic food flavor, curry, lemon grass. huge hops, but a nice malt backbone to match them. insense-like.
M: big, bold and beefy. interesting palate...the most so far. good, low carbonation level.
D: exceptional, so unique. would love to get this again.