41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of sweet clementine and pine with the alcohol punch coming at the end. Flavor is a study of malt/hop balance. Taste like citrus rum cake, with orange peel being the dominant citrus here. The malt is present all the way through bringing a cake-like doughyness to the whole thing. There is a buttery presence throughout as well. Maybe a little too hot at the finish. Great slick mouthfeel that fills in all the crevices. Great Brew. Thanks Troegs. 2009 22oz.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel and a touch of hops. Flavor brings tons of sweet yet not cloying caramel. Rich mouthfeel, very nice.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a pinch of tan head. Smell: Toffee, pine, grapefruit, chocolate, a touch of booze and some cherry. Caramel, toffee, pine, grapefruit, chocolate, booze and some dark fruits. Thick on the palate with agreat hoppy pine and boozy finish.
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intriguing brew. Pours amber-brown with a tenacious tan head. Sweet caramel malt wafts into the nose, then red fruity hops, floral undertones and coco nibs. Taste is sweet, dried fruits, bitter hops and warming brandy. Palate is thick, chewy and luscious with strong alcohol behind the pronounced malt backbone. A unique barleywine in my books, transcending many styles.
brown amber, sweet caramel malt, red fruity hops, floral undertone, rich, coco nibs, chewy, tick luscious and warming, strong acohol behind the rich malt character
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma has notes of caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, sherry and a ton of citrus hops. Murky dark brown hue with a small mostly diminishing tan head that left little lace. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Overall a very nice barley wine that should age remarkably well. There is a ton of hops in here so some age should mellow it a bit. The Malt base is wonderful as it the palate. Very good one.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hop aroma, not bitter but floral and sweet. Strawberries and pineapple. Pours a reddish brown, thick creamy head. It’s has such and interesting look to it. Black current tartness upfront, with strawberries, and cherry sweetness. It has such a great bitter hop finish. Palate is the most balanced barley wine I’ve consumed so far. The hop bitterness is smooth and tingly on the tongue. Sweet and wonderful.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown-maroon with a bubbly head. Intense resinous hops aroma, I also get some raisin and caramel in there. Taste is mostly hops due to the nose, very bitter with a sugary undertone, the malty caramel is also very present. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. I think this feels more like a double IPA considering the intense hop character, very nice though, this beer is big.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from the deli at a meet the brewers event in state college. pours a murky brown color off white head. aroma is citrusy and roasted barley. taste is very easy to drink and sweet with a nice hoppy kick to it. nicely balanced like most of there beers
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, dark amber color with a beige head. Wow, this aroma is heaven in a bottle. It’s killer!!! The aroma is of toffee, citrus, pine, caramel, and lovely simcoe hops. Perhaps there’s also suggestions of mango, molasses, brandy, and creme brulee’s crunchy top. Palate is full and rich. This was amazing!!! Thanks adrian910ss.
kimjongill (207) - - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Light malty aroma. Dark appearance with thin white head. Good malt and hop balance. Floral hop and caramel malt taste. Light bitter finish. Pretty good beer for the price on draft.