black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2005
05 Bottle. Color is a most beautiful dark ruby red with a off white creamy head. Aroma is typical of 3 Floyd’s. Loads of caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, and citrusy goodness. I can’t believe how awesome this stuff tastes. At first sip it’s like drinking fermented candy coated apples balanced by grapefruity, piney hops. Oily and sticky mouthfeel. This is my ideal barleywine. Imagine, if you can, Dreadnaught on steroids. That would give you an idea as to how complex and big this beer is. Slight presence of alcohol, but it is very welcome in adding to the complexity of this brew. Good job 3 Floyd’s. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small off-white head. Sweet Malty, very hoppy, pinetree, grape aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a hoppy, lonh bitter dry finish. sunevdj (4128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Pours clear brownish with a white head. Smell VERY nice of concentrated eldeberry flower juice. Sweet and perfumed, very peachy. Quite full and somewhat sticky in the mouthfeel. Sharp sweet and dry finish. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
What a great experience. Ruby red color. Pine, somewhat medicinal, but extremely generous aroma. Oily palate. Like the other 3F beers I’ve had, it’s not just the intensity of the aroma, but the subtlety of the malt/hop balance in the tasting. They’re both there, and they’re best of friends. Excellent, from one who is not a hop-head. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Copper colour with a small beige head. Hoppy bitter, light fruity aroma with a faint malty sweetness. Sweet malty aroma with a hoppy fruityness and a dry, light sweet finish.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Pour is beautifully ruby red with a thin tan head...smell is piney and antiseptic-ish with some light sweet citrus notes...so far, appearance is great, but the disappointment has begun...taste is sweet and hoppy...overly hoppy...what a disappointing American barleywine...finish is apples and alcoholic...this is still delicious, but just not so amazing as I’d hoped... Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Aroma packed with loads of caramel along with some very aggressive hops, lots of grapefruit. Copper to reddish colored body with a small ring on top. Flavor starts out with loads of sweetness and caramel, then the hops kick in, very bitter, leaves your palate totally numb. This must be the arch type of an american barley wine. Ungstrup (38414) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
A clear amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet malty and very hoppy, while the flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol, combined with preserved fruits. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Botted: Orange coloured. Clear. Dense light brown head. Hops, citrus, spices, sweetness and fruit in the nose. This is really promising. Flavour is near perfect. Sweetness, allcohol, spices and loads of hops. Some light chocolate notes. Is full bodied. Is dry and alcoholdense in the end, where a smooth bitterness lingers gengly on the palate. This is the shit for me, and I can’t thank BBB63 enough for sending this as an extra. An EXTRA ladies and gentlemen. Mike really rocks as much as this beer. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, pine needles and hops.
Sweet fruity flavour of apricots, malts, caramel, pine needles and hops.