Clownoisseur (482) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle, across several vintages. Pours an amber color with a tan head. Somewhat oily in appearance. Aromas are of sweet raisins, dates, alcohol, bitter/earthy hops and a light roast. Taste is incredibly sweet. Cloying at times. This thing is over-hopped to the gills! Tropical fruit waves come through, but does little to calm the sweet malt that continue to linger and cling to my palate. Not a big fan of this one, but I can see why some would like it. RRistow12 (864) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a deep amber with off white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, caramel and some dark fruits as well. Tastes almost like an imperial IPA. You still get the dark fruits and caramel/toffee sweetness but there is citrus and piney flavors to balance. Nice mild bitterness that barleywine often lack. Excellent beer as usual from three floyds.
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2013 bottle Big thanks to Nelson, long time want! Hazy straw orange white head. Fruity yeast strawberry. The booze is very present but well balanced. This beer is a great example of a barley wine. A true classic. ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
22oz bottle poured into a hurricane snifter. The aroma is a stark grapefruit blended with a secondary note of bread crust. Orange juice comes through as it settles with minor notes of grass, a touch of toffee, and a mild tropical / pineapple note. It’s a murky, caramel brown topped by a slightly off white, soft soapy head. It leaves an abundant, messy lace, and retains a soapy thick ring with a messy, creamy surface. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium high bitter backend; nicely balanced. The beer is smooth and viscous - syrupy - with a foamy carbonation. The medium full body is citrus upfront with a spice and pine zing to it. More caramel malt shows up late in the bottle, and it finishes with citrus zest - notably grapefruit - and a clean, spice and resin quality. The aftertaste is dry, clean, and astringent with fresh notes of pine and resin and a bit of wax. mikem409 (2025) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2010 version. Color is orange and white head. Aroma of hop and sugar. Taste sticky toffee and grass.
Beardaxe (293) - - FEB 19, 2015
Poured from bottle into Teku glass. Aroma is typical of a 3F brew, lots of hops. At first I wasn’t expecting much because I’m not really that into the 3F use of hops in non-IPA styles anymore (Did not love Alpha Klaus or Blot out the Sun), but from the first sip I knew this was good. The hops are present, especially their bitterness, but they’re well balanced by the massive malt backbone. Sweet, citrusy, and caramel, all at once. a very nice complexity that kept the beer from just coming across as a DIPA. Thinner body than I expected, but it worked well. ABV not even noticeable. Would love to try this with 2-3 years on it. tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива! Bluegoosed (59) - - JAN 23, 2015
Had on tap at 3 Floyds. Fairly sweet flavors of hop, citrus, and malt. Decent but too sweet for me - just not my style. cards04 (2793) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
This borderlines on double IPA for me because of its intense bitter hop flavor. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. Nice sweet caramel and big hop aromas. Flavors are smooth sweet caramel followed by a hop explosion. Awesome stuff. No alcohol detected at all. beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours with a decent head. Smells great, tastes great. Extremely well balanced, nothing overwhelming the other. Tastes of hops, citrus, mild alcohol taste, slightly bitter finish. A really great beer.
Had from a bottle.