elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All I remember when I was trying this beer is that half way through the glass I couldn’t remember my own name. Excellent example of a well done barley wine, on tap at the Freakin Frog Las Vegas. Good drinking, enough said.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a copperish color and a small spritzy white head that quickly goes away. Nice malt flavor with a pleasant balance of hops.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Right-o! Got to sample this one on tap in San Francisco at the hotel bar. Pretty damn outstanding for a barley wine, but I should say that for a pork chop sandwich it leaves quite a bit to be desired.
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pretty great for a barleywine. aroma is very sweet, almost syrupy sweet. Smooth for 10% and worked well at the end of a long night of tasting
whkingery (8) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foghorn has a reddish brown appearance with virtually no head. It is so sweet and smooth that you don’t notice until it is to late that you getting a buzz. The finish is so pleasant that it makes you want to take one more sip and before you know it the bottle is empty. I should have had something to eat before rating this beer!
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of hops, also piney fruit aromas. Pours a reddish-brown, carbonated, with a thin head. Flavour is very sweet, heavy on fruit. Strong alcohol presence. Not something you’d like to drink a six pack of. Solid for the style though.
harvey (40) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, with ruby shines and a thin head. Good balalance between sweet maltiness and bitterness. Nice fresh hoppy flavours. Very pleasant.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Dark ruby-brown beer with a thick yellowish head. Gorgeous hop aroma, citrus, pine, and a touch of earthiness. Some cookie dough and biscuity malts appear as well, but don’t dominate like in many barley wines. Flavour is very well balanced, sweet caramel and biscuit malt, some cherry flavour as well. Finishes differently with each mouthfull, sometimes sweet and sticky, sometimes resiny and hoppy. Light fruitiness and honey in the finish as well. Amazingly easy to drink.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty with light hops in aroma. red in color with thin bubbly head. fruity alchol flavor but less noticeable than bigfoot. very sweet and sticky.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky red brown, with a film of off-white head. Alcohol, malt, and some fruit esters in the aroma. Syrupy malt flavors with a currant like fruit profile, particularly noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel is sticky, but not particularly chewy.