amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma was not much to speak of. Color is a deep orange. Head was sticky, sugary and quite lacey. Big hop and malt flavor, not to sweet. I love hoppy barley wines.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Deep amber look, good sized head that dissipates quickly. Very sweet aromas of apricots and pears. Taste is like biting into a ripe apricot, very sweet and sugary. Overall this is very smooth, but with a syrupy aftertaste. [rerate needed].
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great barley wine. small head, but nice lacing ... definite fruit tones in the finish ... alcohol is well-hidden
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This to me is a barleywine/IPA mixture. One of the few beers of this type that are dominated by hops. Best served with chicken wings that have been marinated in hog heaven and fried in bacon drippings.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traditional barley wine copperish tone with minimal head. Has a caramelish sweet aroma. Caramel malts definetely dominate the flavor, maybe even some subtle dark fruits make a showing. Aight brew.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like Bigfoot better. Its not as pungent or spicy and more drinkable, but its not as tasty to my somewhat immature palate. Noted some deep caramel (maybe cinnamon?) fruity notes. Very subtle alcohol.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really very nice barleywine. Has an earthy crystal maltness to it, alone with some iron-y earthy hops (I know it's Columbus but it doesn't seem like it) - a really nice balance. Not too sweet, incredible body, great hopping. Way up there for me. Good alch. balance for such an animal.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Peoria International Beer Festival. Larger hop flavor that I was expecting, which came as a nice surprise. Aroma is rather fruity and wine like, which makes the hop agressiveness even more surprising. I would like to try this aged a bit and a tad more mellowed.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good solid barleywine.
orange-red colour, thin head, aroma has a hint of tea leaves.
big hop taste which blends nicely with a malty sweetness.
- lots of flavours - all very strong. intensifoes as beer warms.
TheTsunami (162) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red/orange color. Just a wisp of a head on an aggressive pour. Initial aroma was mildly fruity which became strong grapefruit. Then segued into the most incredible boquet of hops and pine and eatrh that I think I have ever smelled. Unfortunately it tasted the same, and I am not a hophead by any stretch of the imagination. The end, the very very end of a swallow, held the smallest amount of maltiness to try to balance this out for me. Needs aging for me to begin to think of enjoying.