00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is a great brew. I throughly enjoyed this brew. A bit thick with a sweet flavor. Lots a alcohol but not to noticeable. again a wonderful brew
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Has a strong mouthfeel to it like a whiskey and a maltyfinish that I find a little too sweet for me.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Wow, what can I say about this beer that hasn’t already been said... excellent hoppy flavor with a caramel sweet finish. Looked and smelled great, and went down way smoother than I expected it would. Thank you sir, may I have another...
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2001 - Poured with a bubble or two of carbonation. Nice brown pour with an odd malt aroma, cant quite identify it. Maybe a bit of molasses? Nice heavy body and sweet malty finish with a twinge of alcohol.
hotstuff (4411) - Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured no head. Uncarbonated, cloudy and a amber hue. The aroma was hoppy, malty, caramel and sweet. The flavor tasted acidic and sour. The mouthfeel was smooth with a light body. There was no lacing.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a murky orangish brown with a small baiege head. Nicew caramel malt aroma with citrus hop notes. fulll bodied and a tad oily with a nice caramel malt flavor balance with citrus hop bitterness in the finish. quite nice.
thedm (5161) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This very small 7 oz bottle poured a very small head of medium sized light brown colored very quickly diminishing to ’no head’ head that left behind no lacing in my snifter. The body is a semi-transpartent uncarbonated brown color. The aroma is mildly vinous with a strong caramel note it it. The mouth feel is tingly at first then develops into a strong caramel malt flavored biting finish that soon mellows. The vinous alcohol content soon becomes apparent, but it is not one that stands up and slaps you in the face. It goes down easily and is very interesting.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 Re-rate. Deep red to brown body, tiny white head, opaque. The nose is sweet with hints of toffee, fruits and plum. Bitter sweet flavor, with some underlying hop notes, abit alcoholic.
Bottle at DBF 2004. This is good stuff. Deep amber, no head. Sweet malts in the nose. The flavor is sweet malt, backed up by some bitter hops. Good alcohol presence. 8 4 7 4 15
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer laced the glass well as it poured a deep amber beer with a fleeting, off white, head.
I expected more assertiveness and was disappointed in this one. A little thin.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deepest amber, thin head,fair retention. Sweet malt nose. Flavorful malt with superb marriage of hops, malt and alcohol. Only slightly bitter for style, but wonderfully warming. Warmth lingers with sooth bitterness, very drinkable for a barleywine. Not terribly assertive. Seems much like a "Anchor Steam -squared".