boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Pours a cloudy, deep rusty red with woody mahogany hints. A thin off-white head fully dissipates immediately. Toasted grain and multiple hop direction leads in the nose. Grapefruit and spruce/pine mintiness is blunt. Alcohol is strong but sweet and fruity. Toasted grains are very burnt and slightly acrid. The flavor is not as bitter as expected, but is indeed highly hoppy. Depth of complexity is modest. Sweetness is medium. The finish is chewy and malty, semi-sweet and lightly bitter. The mouthfeel is sticky and medium-full bodied. Not as interesting as I’d hoped. CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours a ruddy brown with hints of orange gleaming around the edges. Aroma is piney and resinous, with a brown sugar, malty backbone. Flavor is much more hop forward than I particularly like in a BW. Alcohol becomes evident on the finish, warming on the way down. Nice. tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Dark amber/ruby appearance, thin head & decent lacing. Piney, green hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, very fresh hop presence that could probably do with a little aging. Finish is lingering and the palate is a little chewy. Nicely done. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Poured a nice red body with thin head. Aroma is hops, piney hops, caramel. Sweet caramel flavor, piney, sticky mouthfeel. This should be brewed more than once. Big thanks to Matt for the bottle. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle from Capones, sampled with Stegosaurus. Deep ruby/ brown pour with thin off white head. Hoppy pine aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness. Sweet caramel flavor with hints of bitterness. A little thin for my taste. It was just ok for me.
pineypower (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pours out a nice ruby brown color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is of pine hops, sweet fruity malts and slight chocolate/caramel. Taste is very complex, pine/citrus hops up front followed by candi sugar, caramel, dark fruits and slight bitterness/alcohol on the finish. Very solid, usually not a style I"m particularly fond of but Troegs raised the bar on this one. xmarcnolanx (939) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Damn, this stuff is dank. I get a lot of Vidalia onion- summit hops. Smell is chocolate and candi sugar and dank hops.
Taste is chocolate, candi sugar, and dank onion. Go figure.
Layered well and develops nicely. Finishes bitter and lingers on the back of the tongue. Very solid. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Poured a hazy red color with a medium sized tan head. Big citrus hop over a full sweet fruity malt base. Some pine and white sugar. The flavor is big and full with a good balanced mix of fruity malt, piny hops, and alcohol warmth. The sweetness defends to huge hop flavor. I wish this came in a 22oz. Full bodied. One of the better American barleywines I have had in a while. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Aroma is full of American hops, it just pours out of this beer. Lots of resinny, piney, citrussy notes, that come off rather sweet. pours a dark rich amber with a head that is an amber tint. flavor is really nice. A very firm rich maltiness on top of a wealth of hop flavor. Lots of citurs and pine flavors. Really nice brew. velvety palate. excellent. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is medium bitter. Smells very hoppy with notes of Simcoe hops, pine, resin, grapefruit and toasted malts. Poured burgundy in color with hints of brown, ruby, and grape with a small, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Opaque. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of hops, Simcoe hops, chocolate, toasted malts, raisin, resin, and pine. Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, hoppy, creamy finish.