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.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cream colored head, tight lace (doesn’t last long), strong estery banana aromas with basically no hop in the aroma. Slight earth smell. Ruby-brown in color. Flavor is malt, maply banana flavors, and a hint of crystal malts and maple lingering in the aftertaste, with balanced hop bitterness. Perhaps a bit more maple/molasses than I generally care for, but very well done.
Aside: A screwtop cap?
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Dark brown color with small brown head thats comes to a ring quickly. Malt, brandy and fruits aroma. Taste of malt (liquor), alcohol and molases in the after taste. Nice palate, very nice barley wine.
Bière de couleur brune foncée avec un mince collet brun qui se résume à un mince anneau autour du verre. Odeur de malt, brandy (liqueur), et légèrement fruité. Au goût, elle est malté (liqueur), alcool et mélasse en arrière goût. Très bonne rondeur en bouche, très bon vin d’orge.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a pretty tasty barleywine. Very thick with little carbonation, had overly sweet flavors reminding me of raisins and other dried fruits.
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear red-brown with a filmy/wispy top, surrounded by a bubbly ring. Candy and raisins peer out behind a thick fog of american hops. Some spicy melanoidins come out in the aroma after the beer warms a bit. Sweet pumpernickel and dried fruit accentuated by subtle hops and followed up by hop bitterness. Chewy and thick, but not cloyingly sweet, fortunately. Moderate carbonation.