MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz - Aroma of a hops and malt with a bit of alcohol. Brownish red with a small off-white head and minimal lacing. Head disapprears quickly. This is a very hoppy barleywine and could almost be an imperial IPA. Smooth but the alcohol taste in unnecessary as other companies have proven.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 Pours a beautiful red color with nice lacing. The aroma is very promising with malts, fruits, caramel, wine and brandy. The taste is good, but too bitter for my taste. Itís nice but a little too intense in terms of the alcohol. The alcohol is not that high that is why this should not be the case. It tastes more like a hard liquor drink then a beer. Perhaps as it ages it could become less that way. A good Barley Wine, but not a great one in my opinion.
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good Barley Wine, nice flavor and aroma, the only thing against it that I can think of is that it has a apperance like a pale ale, but thatís a minor worthless gripe that really has no affect on the overall quality of the beer. A nice smooth barley wine thatís very drinkable.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange-red with a tannish-orange head. Aroma of hops and malt. Flavors of malt and hops, but not as complex as some other barleywines. A little dry and thin in the flavor. Still a very good beer.
Gachupines (1144) - USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice body and appearance. Head is thick but did not really linger as I drank the beer. Taste is full bodies and malty but with a fairly strong hop aftertaste. Definitely attains more character as it warms.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange slightly cloudy with sharp hop aroma. First taste is dry and malt , withsome hop sneaking in. This is a little to fizzy to drink fast, still very enjoyable. the after taste is very hoopy anfd flora.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 Pours a deep garnet, with a rather thin beige head and exhibits decent lacing. Nose is floral, citrusy hops, with hints of malt. Initial taste is more malt and somewhat sweet, the top light, the finish is quite hoppy. I like this a lot, but it doesnít strike me like other good barley wines do. While Iím not slamming it (ícause I wouldnít ever pass a glass of it up!), I donít think it measures well against my favorite barley wines. Still yummy.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. I shared this big bottle with my best friend who works for a company called GenetiPork. Hog Heaven - GenetiPork, gotta love the irony. poured a copper color without much head. first sip was very hoppy, but became smoother as I worked my way down the glass. strong but very drinkable.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 Very hoppy beer with a nice amber red appearence. Aroma of hops. Excellent example of a good barely wine.
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber: Iíve had this one hanging around for about 10 months now, so I figured it was time to give it a shot. There is somewhat of a ruby tint to the amber color. It is a touch hazy. Mine had a large off-white head that subsided quickly. The aroma is nice. There is the typical malty sweetness, but there are definitely notes of hops here. Mainly grapefruit to the nose, but also some grassiness. Tastes good. A rich malty sweet body, but the sweetness is nicely balanced by the hops. Slight taste of grapefruit and a hint of bitterness too. Very nice!