nuplastikk (6202) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Last pour at GTMW. Orange-brown, some haze. Soapy, steady head. FFF mega clean tropical hop aroma. A hoppy beast. Sticky finish, pretty big beer. A tad brutal for 2pm, but probably delightful to sip on late night. Awesome, but not as much depth as some of FFF’s offerings. jandd1983 (4270) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Sampled at the StL RB gathering. It poured a hazy golden color with a thick white head. The aroma was of oats, oranges and some hop bitters with spices. The taste was bitter, sweet fruits spices, grass and some alcohol. phaleslu (10097) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by beernbourbon- thanks again, Vince! Pours a semi-cloudy amber with almost no head. Aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar, tea, cereal, dusty wooden shelves, and some citrus in the background. Flavor of caramel, tea, brown sugar, syrup, and grapefruit citrus. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Good but not great, maybe because my palate was exhausted by the point I tried it. I have another one to try again sometime. seymour (1980) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Tasted from cool-looking tall bottle at 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering, thanks beernbourbon! Poured a mostly clear, deep reddish amber color with firm white foam and plenty of nice lace (which makes sense because adding oats to any recipe increases the protein for better head-retention and fuller mouthfeel.) A great-looking beer. Aromas of malt, caramel, citrus, flowery and slightly spicy hops, perfumey alcohol. Rich amber malt sweetness, bready and toasty, some grapefruit zest bitterness, perhaps a bit too much residual sugar. An interesting barleywine profile, but with oats as the main cereal grain. Medium body, high carbonation, "chewy" palate, lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Very tasty and memorable. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a bright amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity, a little hoppy, but older hops, like an aged IPA. A little heavy on the palate with smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, a little citrus, bread, with a sweet, malty finish. Tasty now, but I suspect it was better fresh.
vyvvy (6387) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Sampled at STL RB Gathering - Pours hazy orange/amber with an off-white head. The aroma has toffee, breadiness and rich maltiness. Medium / full body with light carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits along with plenty of alcohol presence and cotton candy. the finish is hot and shows some oxidation. Okay, but expected more with who was involved. Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle at RBBWG thanks to Benzai. Amber coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small white head. Malty and slightly fruity hinted aroma. Full palatE. Finish is sligthly alcoholic with agains some malty fruity and rather sweet touches. Ok. 77ships (9631) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 66 cl. bottle sampled @ RBWG 2012 – thx to Benzai – hazy amber red with a white head – smells very hoppy with lots of pine resin hops mixed with red fruits & sweet caramel, taste is bitter, caramel, dark fruits, lots of pine resin, bitter oranges, grapefruit & touch of pomegranate, spices, sticky/chewy candy, cocoa & slightly sticky malts, medium going to full caramel/barley wine body, neat Martinus (4599) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2012
Clear orange brown, amber colour, white head. Quite sweet malty aroma, oak, some perfume, candy, caramel, quite alcoholic. Flavour sweet malty, dried fruit, apricot and fudge. Sweet malty finish, caramel, only light hops.
HenrikSoegaard (14100) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
(From 341mL bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great stuff.