Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. WOW this was an awesome brew. poured a clear amber with a white head. aroma of grapefruit, floral, and caramel. flavor was sweet, grapefruit, and hops. no carbonation on this brew. this was one of my favorites for the night. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Smell is pine, citrus, very hoppy, with malts and caramel in the background. The look is clear and amber in color with a beige head. Taste is malts, hops, caramel, fruity. Pretty good. drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2009
22 oz. bomber at Binny’s in Elmwood Park. Pours looking like peach nectar with a fluffy white head. Nose is consistent with a fruity aroma mixed with hops. Flavor is the same. Very much a Three Floyds style of beer - which I would say is a good thing. Smooth and delicious. Note: I tasted this before I knew what it was, and would never have guessed it’s classified as a Barley Wine. bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Sample @ Winterfest: Poured a dirty bronze...nose had hints of tropical fruit, pine, light citrus and a bit of malt to back it up. Flavor was pretty much dead on with the nose and had the typical FFF’s hop finish. Decent. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle at Coles
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Appearance: Clear amber, mid creamy top. Average appearance.
Nose: Clean , smooth alcoholic nose , grainy with sweet hints. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Fairly crisp with softness found in its body. Alcohol present but well blended. Refreshing hop feel. Good beer that gets even better as warms up. You will be asking for more.
Bottle @ Coles Rare Beer fest courtesy of Rudolph. Pours a light amber orange. Aromas of piney hops, sweet boozy, even some strawberry. Boozy taste with some piney hop bitterness.Pretty smooth & slight hop burn in finish rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle from Sam’s, shared @ Rare Beer Fest. Golden, white head. Nose is candi hops, slightly vegetal, nice light maltiness. Flavor is 3F hops - candi sugar, grassy yum. A bit of medium maltiness. Awesome long cotton candy/malt finish. Really drinkable for 10.4% bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
(22oz. bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, toasted biscuit, and light oatmeal dustiness. Flavor of hops (pine, floral, citrus), brown sugar, and caramel malt. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
crazy smoothness .. tot1 utd2 facup ... pours with a great head and wonderful lacing .. wheres the alcohol, great sneaky brew ... berbatov is now berbagod ... very tasty too, simple yet complex ... the price sucks but the beer is fantastic... i wonder what a year would do... "why am i wearing the hat"???? ilovedarkbeer (2744) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Pours a reddish orange copper color with a small white soapy head. Nose is apricots, citrus, pine, oatmeal cookies made with heavy amounts of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is syrupy yet lively. Taste is similar to the nose and there are notes of additional bitter citrus and carbonation on the finish. Tasty.