MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Channeling citrus fruit and berries from a rich, earthy caramel...Eavesdropping are pine-y hop resins...A 9-year-old nip bottle proved to be a pleasant aging experiment, concentrating flavors in the Madeira/honeyed caramel range...
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2002
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Had an aroma of strong alcohol and tasted like Vicks Nyquil! However, it didnít help with my cold. At $3.50 for a 7 oz. bottle, this beer sucked! I gave it a couple 2ís and 3ís in the rating, only because it was slightly better than Budweiser.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep amber ruby color, a powerful sweetness, a beady, quickly fading head and a body that seemed more like an eisbock than a barleywine make this an interesting, and tasty, brew.
Hopmeister99 (1) - Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer as is expected from Anchor. The color is great and malty chewy flavor was just awesome. The bottle I had was a bit too chilled which may have subdued the palate a bit. Very Good.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent barleywine, reddish amber in color, decent head, lots of sweet malty flavors, an aroma with a bit of alcohol in the nose, good balance, another great barleywine with that warming effect while itís going down, great brew
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is super malty and alcoholic and kinda reminds me of jelly or jam, ruby red appearance with zero head, no initial shock but long lasting well balanced sticky hops, malt on the roof of my mouth, hops on the tip of my tongue, could use a bigger bottle
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet like plums or prunes in the nose. pretty heavy duty brew, definitely full of figs or prunes. The malt fades in and out of the fruity sweetness. pretty good shtuff!
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown, almost no head, just a little white lacing on the top of the beer. Sweet malt and fruit caramel, followed by alcohol and hoppiness that just wonít quit. No wonder they pack it in 7 ounce bottles ... perfect for two or more people to share. Really nice in small doses.
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown/red colour, not much head. Very strong and fruity/spicy smell, bit sour indeed. Lovely. Taste is rich and strong, like the smell. However and I agree with caesar, the palate is off. Pitty, pitty.
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown color, with small head. Strong aroma, fruity, malty, bit sourness. Nice malty taste, slightly alcholic. However, palate is quite bad, sour bitter alcoholic, bit metallic even.