MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 The smell of this beast is quite an eye opener. Color is a beauty of a redish copper color and practically no head. Flavor is smooth, very relaxed. Honestly, this is not a hardcore barley wine. It haa a mouthfeel similar to a barleywine, but its very subdued.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, amber pour, tiny head, big plums, apples, berries, spice, grapes. Big and vinous aroma. Tastes like white wine sopped in artisanal bread. Chewy yet fruity. Superb balance. Clean yet not bitter finish. Explodes with grapey flavor, but not in a Trix-like way. This was good.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Now this is a small bottle of beer. Pours an amber color with very thin head that quickly diminishes. Good smooth taste with light malt and carmel flavors.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally a bottle of old Foggy,i missed picking one up in Minneapolis but managed to get one sent my way.Nice amber color,small to no head.Fruity malty aroma with the taste being malty and fruity with a light caramel and mild hops and lightly spicy.The brew wasn't as syrupy as i thought it might be in fact it was quite drinkable and finished off nicely with a mild fruit and spice.Very nice brew,but i still would prefer a bottle of Leviathan over this one.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a thin tan head that quickly diminishes into a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and a hint of spice. Medium watery palate that lightly coats the mouth with a pleasant alcohol warmth. Sweet flavor of caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, spice and a hint of pine. A little light bodied for my taste, but still a good beer.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel malt and hops. Smooth and not too noticeable alcohol. But what's the deal with the 7oz. bottle? That just means I'm going to have to buy eight six-packs instead of four... I know what your thinking, and "yes," I realize that I'll have more bottles to throw at people out of my car window. But what if I was drinking at home? Most certainly a topic of debate.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:(littleguy) Probobly my first barleywine ever so I didn't know what to expect. Strong, complex, warming and enjoyable but I won't say drinkable. I guess thats what a barleywine is supposed to be, so its a good thing.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled both a 2000, and a 2002. Dark amber color with no head. Aroma is of caramel, malts and fruits with a touch of alcohol. Sweet malts to start, some caramel notes, nicely rounded edges. Hops have become subdued.
CapFlu (4516) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(7 oz bottle) Pours a thin, quick dissipating, almond head and a deep, slightly clouded, reddish body. Powerful nose of raisins, port and mild whiskey. Taste of vanilla, raisins, thin Porto. Amazing texture and tingly tongue. Many thanks to Crit for making this available to me...
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 cute, child sized bottle. 7oz. brownish amber. caramely sweet and malty, countered by a moderate tinge of hops. puckery dry finish. well balanced beer, but not all complex.