mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours deep red with surprisingly well retained head. beautiful aroma of hops and candied fruit. very little carbo. more candied fruit in the mouth aswell as big malt and slight citrus. 10%abv hides itself well. good warming, hoppy finish. gorgeous. a great beer to sit with at night and read a book. infact, Iím going to get a book before itís too late.
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mark me down as a big fan! This beer has a dark sort of tarnished copper look to it, somewhat of a sweet flavor. Highly reccommended
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Brownish/red/coudy color that produces almost zero head. Aroma is fruity (raisins, dates). Flavor is sweet and fruity. Tastes a little potent but the alcohol content is well hidden. The flavor that remains on the palate is equally sweet and fruity.
Ungstrup (27642) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 An unclear orange beer with very little head. It has a fresh aroma of cowberries, black curran, orange, and spices. It tastes sweet of orange, cowberries, black currant, and spices and finishes of with a slightly bitter taste. A fantastic beer - definatly one of the best beers I've ever had.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2004 beautiful stuff. rich rummy smells. tastewise a furious foodfight between people armed with heaps of rotten stonefruit and chocolate on one side of the messhall and those with... er... heaps of hops on the other. ok so the metaphor was stupid but the beer is great. aggressive, rich and sehr tasty indeed. maybe the finish is a bit too suddenly dry, although i guess that's preferable to being cloying.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer rocks.
The aroma is moderately malty with hints of plum, port, vanilla and a big whiff of alcohol. Itís a beautiful beer. The beer is a lovely dark amber with a small, quickly diminishing light brown head. The flavor is very complex. Initially, itís lightly sweet, moderately bitter and acetic. On the backside it just as bitter and a bit more sweet. The mouthfeel is full and syrupy. The carbonation is quite lively. Finally, this excellent barley wine offers a long, bitter, alcoholic finish. Excellent for sipping.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Masks the alcohol beautifully, nicely quaffable considering its abv%. Sweet and explosively malty, has a nice caramel quality to it. Finishes sharp and hoppy, like I like íem.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
christmas cake and brandy. funnily seems less strong than the porter. dusty aroma, wood-aged port also. shame it came in such a small bottle
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful after dinner, reddish color, fruity aroma and the most wonderful feel on the palate. This a truly fine beer, meant to be shared with some one you love. This is one of the reasons life is worth living.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fruity nose smelling of cherries. Red/orange glow. Strong hops, but with a molasses, caramel, sugary sweetness to it. Definite presence of alcohol. This is a good example of a barley wine. If you come across one pick it up.