Additional notes 12/23/22 (Pictured)
Fantastic head, rocky with great lace and high. Color is good without any clarity.
Still oodles of malt and strong hop backbone holding it up. Still a little slick; still makes you feel the size of the beer.
Original notes 01/06/07
Lovely dark orange color in the pour with plenty of initial head and some decent lace. Big hoppy, tangerine, honey and mild orange notes in the nose. Lots of citrusy, orange based fruits.
Tastes are more typical of an English Barleywine than a Pale Ale. Quite of bit of alcohol upfront, and some dry hops. Actually quite viscous in the mouth – a little bit of syrup. Sweet.
Fnishes very dry considering the style.
I liked this a lot, pretty odd for the style, but a very nice beer.