wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wee 7 ounce bottle and a snifter two sizes too large. Caramel, toasted dark bread, and a hint of molasses in the malt aroma (M); earthy, floral hops (M); most of the aroma is present in peach and brown sugar notes. A deep red-brown body comes with an average sized, off white, creamy head that dissapears a tad to quick. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly bitter finish. Oh the rich caramel and toffee notes in the aftertaste are simply divine! Heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: the aroma and appearnce are great, but the taste and mouthfeel are to die for!
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have a tough time with Barley wines. I found this sweet and the alcohol well hidden for 10%
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. No head, just a wispy ring around the glass. Garnet color. Nose is sweet and fruity. The taste is VERY sweet with notes of molasses, apple, honey, and raisin. The palate is very sticky. Overall good flavor, but hard to drink because of the sweetness.
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malt aroma, small head, deep ruby brown colour, this brew is nicely balanced and masks the alcahol well. Lovely.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty sweet aroma with nice hop backbone. Lovely red tinged brown, with tiny head.
Almost raisiny sweet flavour, too sweet really. Picked up by lovely hops.
haukur (1742) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark ruby red, a tiny small brown head. Nose is alot of malts, pineapple and just a hint of acidy. Taste is very malty, one of the maltiest barley wine I´ve tasted. Hops are very subtle, well masked, sweet syropy finish. NICE
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of(Sweet) toffee,estery(yeasty),fruity,malty,hops a good amber/short eggnog head/lace?Taste is very sweet,good.Some of the 8.2% detected.A nice barleywine that is a bad deal,especially because of what it's up against.If they gave you 10 ponnies for that price I would be quite pleased.A good beer to age though..
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yea, this beer is way overpriced when you look at how much you get. Pours a deep ruby color, no head. Thick taste, almost syrup-like. Pretty balanced, but not my favorite barley wine.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
To start with the bottle is too small. Reddish brown liquid with almost no head. Delicious spice aroma with cinamon and appropriate reminders of Christmas. Thick mouth feel with a spice finish, although not as strong a finish as expected. Slightly syrupy. Personally prefer Old Deuteronomy and Bigfoot.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color, a clear garnet, with a brief layer of film serving as head.
Aroma is sweet is sweetness comes, spicy, with flavors of cherries, raisins, and cognac.
Alcohol announces itself early, and gets larger as we go, bold and burning.
Taste is tingly, fruity, hoppy, warm, and eventually occupies every part of the senses. Long, no, permanent finish settles comfortably on the palate and sticks it out.
Strength becomes thicker, fuller, and the flavor has practically set up camp in the back of the throat.
That said, I'm still more a bit disappointed with this latest sampling of Old Foggy, for it's character is some several shades duller than many more other barleywines that have met my tongue. Considering also that it is one of the most expensive American beers on the market, I keep this at the bottom of my to-buy list!