Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and MDS, Harry’s Bottle. Dark ruby, thick orange tinted head. Mild but still nice aroma - some malt. Nice malty, nutty taste - neat candy sweetness - cake like. Easily drinkable, but no strength or complexity. Nice, I enjoyed drinking it.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-brown, cognac coloring. No head but faint foam ring around the edge. Sugary, burnt, like a creme brulee. Similar in taste, though someewhat acidic from the carbonation. Quick finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker amber pour, smallish head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, wood, hint of hops... really not that exciting. Some fruits come into play for the flavor, medium to heavy body. Went really well with a pork rack, overall this beer was still bland. A decent BW, but I wasn’t sure if this was leaning towards English or American style. It came off as lost in the middle.
doublebock (534) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby cloudy color, pungent aroma. velvety feel. smooth taste ends with notes of raisin and a good kick at the end.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Capone’s. Darker red-brown color with small white head. Rich malty & sugary aroma. Taste was very malty & smooth, with just enough sweetness to make you wish it would last alot longer. Hops balance the brew out nicely for a younger Barleywine. Cool graphic on the tap/bottles as well.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep rusty amber body with a scant off-white head. Sweet maple, earth, and caramelized fruit aromas. Quite sweet and sticky with fruity English malt signatures. Also has a note of brandy and a light edge of bitter roast. A sticky sipper and an average barleywine, at best.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capone’s. Dark ruby color. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar and toffee. Taste of brown sugar, toffee and plums. Alcohol warmth. A little hot, but very good flavor.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours bronze with a small off white head. Aroma of alcohol, raisins, brown sugar, and caramel. The flavor is well blended, fruit, alcohol, spices, caramel., and sweet. Good brew.
OldGrowth (3004) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. from trade with Lou18. So-so aroma. Wet cardboard, little fruity, dried cherry, peach. Little sugar. Clean brownish orange color, small head and minor lacing. Bittersweet flavor. Caramel, brown sugar, little banana, gingerbread, honet, toasted wheat, little oat. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish. Eh, quite the dull beer, a big sweety. Tasted like wort. Just didn’t come together for me.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 22 oz. bottle via trade with Pailhead - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a one finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Has a spicey sweet toasted malt and light esters aroma. Quite nice. Has kind of a tangy malt flavor. A very unique tasting BW. Alcohol is noticeable. Nice balance. Medium to full body. Malt comes to the front as the beer warms. Very nice beer. Thanks Kevin.