RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Pours a dark amber color with almost not head and very little lacing.
Smells of apples, plums, brown sugar and spices(cinnamon?), and just a little bit of alcohol.
Taste is fruity, with the brown sugar sweetness coming through followed by a nice hop bitterness to offset the sweet. Finished with just a little alcohol bite to it. Started off a rough around the edges, but really smoothed out as it warmed up. Overall I really liked this version of a barleywine. I like sipping beers, and this is definitely a sipper.
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby, clear, and winelike in the glass. Aromas are of the barleywine profile, with some caramel and nuttiness standing out. Palate is amazing -- smooth and supple, with a slight sweet finish. Lots of earthiness on the malts, which hide the alcohol very well. Flavors are a little plummy and sweet, with a caramel, woodsy prfile. Nice and delicate.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Light brown colour with a nice head. Malty and winery nose. Great taste of malt and some complexity, sweetness that ends up with a warm feeling. Little to light and malty for a traditionel barley wine.
tennisjoel (1271) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-Brown clear color. Almost no head. Caramel aroma. Taste is of spices. The finish has a slight bite and alcohol taste. Maybe a bit of brandy flavor as well. A little sweet but otherwise a decent offering.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red tint that glowed in the light, quite nice looking if I should say so myself. Huge thick mouthfeel, lowish carbonation. Absolutely great malty taste with spices (white pepper?), burnt sugar. A hint of the alcohol level in the finish. I would definately do this one again (and again).
Louipa (121) - USA - SEP 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this quite a bit. Ruby red. Sweet and alcoholic. Slight thickness. Good stuff. Fks you up. ;)
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, little carbonation, cherry aroma. Bitterness bites in the corner of the mouth. Mild alocohol burn. A little spicey but overall boring flavor. Won’t buy this one again.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice caramel and grass aroma, a bit of wood, a bit of spices, and a bit of honey. a deep amber pour with a nice white fizzy lacing on top that clings to the sides of the glass on the way down. flavor is very smooth and very well blended. wood, caramel, grass, vanilla, and spices all together in an excellent combination with not hint of the abv. the body is smooth and coats the inside of your mouth, with a nice sweet aftertaste, but never becomes cloying or overbearing. really nice bw.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper color with a pale head that disappates clean. Complex nose with cedar, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. Full bodied and rich without being as sweet as many other barleywines. Spiced apple cider and honey notes with a rich and deep woodsy finish that persists.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe brune aux reflets cuivrés très claire surmontée d’une mousse qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes d’alcool, de malts caramélisés et de raisins. Saveurs de sirop d’érable, d’alcool, de bois et de fruits rouges.