TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Draft at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a rosy coppe, well hazed, glowing brighr red with decent frothy offwhite head that laces well, dies to a film. Pretty but a dying head. Aromas are deadened, caramel and toffee pair with deadened floral hops, dry toffee and biscuits, a touch of spiciness. Fuller bodied beer with thicker sweet toffee, caramel, biscuits, a touch of vanilla. Sweeter malts with a light spicy pepper move into it. Soapy qualities, sweeter malts, decent floral and spicy hops with a touch of grass. Thicker bodied, sweet and silky with sweet malts, decent floral and lightly spiced hopping. A faint cocoa, caramel, toffee. Simple yet well balanced with decent hopping, sweet strong malts, sturdy body and balanced with a sweet slant, floral grassy hops. That slight touch of spice really wins me over larsniclas (7101) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller bar 1105
Deep amber with a small white head.
Sweet, creamy, malty aroma.
Sweet and malty flavour; leather and horse-blanket. skortila (5894) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar. The aroma has light roast, toffee, honey, flowers, a bit caramel. Dark brown-red coloured beer with not much head. The taste is sweet, bit sugary, fruity malty, has toffee, honey. Full body, bit sticky. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Served in a tall goblet.
Pours a ligh copper color with a half-finger of white head that faded and leaves a bit of spotty lacing as well as a thin collar. The nose is really quite plain wit just a bit of light malty sweetness.and some very faint tropical hops.
The taste is a bit of a disappointment. There are some tropical hops and some lightly-sweet malt, though it is a bit medicinal and boozy toward the back. Finish is oddly alcoholic and has a bit of a medicinal component. Not my favorite brew from them, sad to say. Interesting, but not all that good in the end.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-23-2010 OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2011
Sampled from tap @Mikkeller. A near-clear dark amber beer, with a layer of beige bubbles on top. Initial aroma of alcohol-soaked dark fruits: Then a whiff of fruity/ light resinous hops, and grainy and caramelly malts. Full malty and very sweet. Caramel and fruit flavors with a sting of alcohol. Solid bitterness underneath. Quite sticky in the mouth. Alcohol heath and lingering bitterness in the finish.
sunevdj (4094) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a diminishing head. Sweet with aromas of caramel and hops. Also fruity aromas – vingummi. Hints of alcohol and tea. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
On tap at the FFF Brewpub. Pours a reddish orange with an off white head. Aroma of cherry, light citrus hops, some fruit cocktail. Light powdered sugar. Flavor of fruity sweet malts balanced with grassy and piney hops. Hints of cherry, pineapple, a bit of sherry. Dry and nice. Full mouthfeel, finishes with a hop kick. Pretty easy beer to like. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
draft at brewery, pours hazy amber with white head. a very sweet candy sugar, cranberry and raisins with pinnapple in there too. flavors are
candy sugar, booze soaked cherries, pinnapple, harsh piney and booze
making it hard to swallow, syurpy body. i wouldn’t mind about 5oz of this during the winter months, perhaps this in a barrel or just aging it longer could be better too. Brigadier (3695) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at GTMW 2010
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On such a hot day I was hoping to get a sample of the mild ale. In a pinch this was a solid backup. Possessing the typical overhopped traits of a Three Floyds beer it comes out on the offensive and never lets up. Reaffirming that they are still on top of their game this is the sort of beer that more brewers should be working to release rather than yet another safe boring pale or amber.
Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated foamy chunks of white head look like melting vanilla ice cream atop the sherry brown base. Semi-transparent and murky it is hard to see through even in direct sunlight. Resin, caramel, cedar, and malts offset the hop intensity nicely. Overall it has a bite which does not overwhelm the rest of the experience.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, molasses, a wave of hoppiness, and then grapefruit parade across the tongue in succession. The resulting mouthfeel is creamy and a bit heavy for a warm day. However the texture is chewy enough that I was able to take some time to savor it rather than feeling rushed to make it to the next tent. An all around excellent barleywine I suspect that if this is bottled I may have to pick up some if I see it on the shelves.
On tap into a snifter at the brewpub...Pours a cleairsh light to medium brown, off white head with tons of lacing...A really light aroma, typical english style, tough to pull anything out, malt caramel with a touch of hops on the back. I want to like it, just nothing there...The taste is light but thankfully stronger the aroma. Toffee on the front which is sweet and nice but then almost totally dead in the middle lacking of flavor. The finish brings about some wood and hops, just pretty boring, tough to drink a lot of it.
A pretty boring bw, nothing special here.