army5150 (8) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good Barley Wine. On tap at the Harrisburg brewpub. Dark brown poor with little head. Aroma of coffe and spice. Taste malty, dark, lightly smoky, and smooth. A definate must try.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Appalachia BC. Small tan head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, fair lacing, uncarbonated, transparent, and an orange brown hue. Sweet, fruity, port and alcohol aroma. Flavor was malty, vinuous, fruity and some hops. Medium body.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish burgundy pour. Big frothy head feels rather impressive. Very toasty nose, almost roasty dark malts, anisey and woody all throughout. Spicey stouty nose. Superb hazelnut and coffee flavors, very dry surprisingly enough, Iíd be curious to know which hops they use, they are not very bitter, but procure a reassuring presence. Soft palate, light carbonation, smooth nightcap.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.16.05 Tap at BCTC. Very dark brown. Lasting tan head. Aroma is much milk chocolate, some raisin, prune, dark dried fruits. Thick palate, low hoppiness. Gets cloying but still badass. Spicy, sweet tea.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ommegang. Deep copper in color with a nice head. They gave to me after I tried a hershey kiss. I didnít need the chocolate. Hoppy malty aroma. Sweet and fruity. Big malty and hoppy flavors. Drinkable. Very nice. Smooth.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Ommegang, 2005. Brown, nice tan head. Big malty sweet aroma, rather fruity. Big malty woody hoppy flavors. Did not pick up its strength at all. Very nice.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was nearly opaque and dark black in color. Its aroma contained notes of raisin chocolate malts and molasses. Its mouth feel is smooth and thick with a lingering chocolate smooth vinous aftertaste. Its flavor contained different flavor from other barley wines more like a vinuous stout vinous dark malt sweet chocolate notes were present and it was very tasty. An excellent beer that I would buy again.
Nejhleader (1148) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 Nice creamy body, aroma is sweet malts with some caramel and dark fruits, taste is similiar, dark fruits, toffee,caremel, a good blend, slight alcohol aftertaste.
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ABCís Gettysburg brew pub. Deep red color, a bit hoppy (around 40 some IBUís if I remember right). This version was around 12% (again, if I remember correctly). Had about 4 or 5 of them.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Their most impressive beer. Pours red, but almost black. Very roasty for a barleywine and exceptionally dark in color. I suggest this beer, but not any of their others in particular.