Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Dogfish Head | Tags: autumn, average label, beautiful, bitter ending, delicious, feeling of high quality, good hoppy finish, good strength, intoxicating, leaves, like turkey gravy, long bitter finish, mississippi, mold, mostly malt up front, muddy, nice 4 pack, peach, raisins, rich, rose, sticky, sticky lace, sugary, Syrupy, thick, thin white head, unbalanced in both directions, woody, wow
Style and Glass: BWSA, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 15% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 300C
Purchased at: Trenton Road Take Out, Fairless Hills, PA for $3.73
Aroma: wow, rich, raisins, peach, rose, autumn, leaves, mold, intoxicating.
Visuals: average label, nice 4 pack, like turkey gravy , muddy, mississippi, thick, thin white head, beautiful, sticky lace.
Taste: mostly malt up front, good hoppy finish, unbalanced in both directions, delicious, sugary, syrupy, bitter ending, good strength.
Palate: feeling of high quality, sticky, woody, long bitter finish.
Overall: Exactly what I paid for — not exactly a 120 minute IPA, but more of a mix between the 120 Minute and a Raison d’ extra. I’d have it again, for sure. very nice, but not one of my favorites. Medium value for high craft.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Green Flash | Tags: barley, bold, brown sugar, dark, dark roast, deep, delicious, excellent, fantastic, favorite, flint, grapefruit, great price, maple syrup, praiseworthy, pumpernickel, raisin, raisins, red pepper flake, rich, Toffee, tropical flowers, walnut, well done, wonderful
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Size: 22 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 400C
RateBeer Rating: 93
Aural: quiet opening, gentle carbonation, uneventful pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Balance: sweet and sharp
Impression: very nice
Malt Aroma: raisin prunes
Hops Aroma: rose spicy grapefruit
Other Aroma: grapes, sour, cherry
Notes: An amazing aroma. Incapacitating.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Color: dark ruby
Head Retention: average
Notes: A menacing appearance – deep beautiful ruby color with brilliant clarity under an off white yellow head.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Impression: very nice
Malt Flavor: barley, pumpernickel, brown sugar, walnut, toffee, dark roast
Hops Flavor: flint, tropical flowers, red pepper flake, grapefruit
Other: maple syrup, raisins
Notes: wonderful, deep, rich, bold, dark, raisin, delicious, favorite
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: drying warming
Notes: bitter, long finish, strong, alcohol
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: well done, great price, praiseworthy, fantastic
Filed under: Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Dogfish Head | Tags: alcohol, banana, beautiful, bitter, butterscotch, caramel, chocolate, coffee, deep, hoppy, laquer, nutty, raisins, red, roasted, ruby, soy, sticky, sulfur, syrup, translucent
Calories: estimated at 180C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: wine goblet
Purchased at: Circle Liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.25 / 12 fl oz = $0.18 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Beautiful deep red ruby – rich lacquer depth and translucency – red depth. off white head and amazing nutty aroma. Deep alcoholic taste – very nice flavor signature. Foamy and sticky lace and head.
Aroma/Olfactory: 9 out of 10
Malt flavor is: caramel, syrupy, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasted
Hop flavor is: resin, floral, herbs
Yeast flavor is: doughy, cheese, leather, earth
Other flavors include: alcohol, banana, apple, butterscotch, corn, string bean, raisin, sulfur, soy sauce, vanilla, oak
Visuals/Appearance: 5 out of 5
Color is: pale, red, black, brick, fiery, ruby, amazingly rich and deep.
Liquid is: clear, immaculate, deep red.
Head and lace are: off-white, sticky
Taste/Flavor: 10 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: heavy
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: heavy
Sour level is: medium
Palate/Tactile: 5 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: full
Texture is: creamy, sticky, thick, papery
Carbonation is: lively
Finish is: astringent, bitter, long, deep rich
Overall experience: 19 out of 20. I liked the color, the flavor, the feel, the taste, the depth, the richness, and the hops. I enjoyed this brew.
Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Great Divide | Tags: alcohol, amazing, bitter, cherries, crisp, deep, Fruity, grapefruit, hoppy, impressive, nuts, prunes, raisins, red, ruby, sour, toasted
RateBeer rating: 98
Calories: estimated at 400C
Volume: 22 fl oz
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: 4.99 on special who knows why.
Consumed at: home
First Impression: Impressive in presence and aroma. Aroma is raisins, prunes, and cherries. Sour is the leading scent. Visuals are mostly deep red and ruby body with a thin tan head. Taste is amazing. Active all over the mouth. Sweet, sour, bitter, hoppy, fruity, toasted. Grapefruit, nuts, cherries, and alcohol dominate. Palate is crisp with a dry long, very enjoyable finish. Second Impression – really takes a hold of you and does not let go. A deep and hoppy experience. Delicious, and very good. This is only my second Great divide brew, but they are very clearly my favorite brewer.
Aroma: 9 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 10 out of 10
Palate: 4 out of 5
Overall: 19 out of 20