entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Floral hops, caramel, and some fruit in the aroma. Sweet and fairly soft in the mouth, full bodied, mollases, and a strong bitterness. Nice alcohol warming. Fairly bitter this barleywine is a good example of the hop forward American style.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden with small head. Hop, citrus, grass in the aroma. Soft bitter sweet taste with lots of hop in the dry aftertaste.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Gorgeous in appearance and aroma! Much hoppier than many barlywines. Warming alcohol esthers, but the alcohol is not overy apparent.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rubin red with an small of white head. Aroma and taste is fruity, sweet and powerfull with lots of hops. Very soft, thick and delicious. The taste last forever.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber orange color that glows light red when held in the light. It had no head but some white film on the top. Aroma was sweet orange and lemon hops. The alcohol was noticable in the aroma too ever so slightly. The flavor is strong hops right out of the gate. It is a little thin, and some alcohol is noticable in the finish. The finish is grassy hops and dry.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours chestnut brown, with a light tan head. Aroma is very hoppy, with grassy notes. Taste is sweet, full, and very hoppy. This is a full bodied beer, with a long, full, bitter aftertaste-
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle - Pours clear, dark red with small tan head. Smooth, hoppy taste with hardly a hint of alcohol considering the high abv. In sum, a very good, and easily drinkable, version of the "western" (hoppy) Barley Wine-style beer.
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft. nice dark amber red pour, good light head. hops, hops, for sure. nice barley wine for the "class". hides the kick of alcohol well. good smooth finish. nice beer for a nite cap.....
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 22 oz bottle. Served in NB worthy glass @ 63.2°. Pours light red with an of white head. The nose is hoppy. Perfumy, piney, and floral aroma. The flavor is a HUGE malt, brown sugar, and mollases with a touch of bitterness at first. The midfinsh is spicy and somewhat hoppy. Tasty stuff. Thick in the mouth.
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely garnet color with a small light amber head. The nose is full of hops.Hops all the way through with some carmel. Great mouthfeel. I think Hog Heaven is best when fresh from a keg, but if your not a hophead it ages nicely!