Travlr (15608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the new Bardo. Murky brown color, thick beige head with amazing retention and solid lacing. Aroma is like snorting lines of butterscotch, very intense. Taste is really sweet and smooth butterscotch and caramel candy. Amazingly drinkable after 14 years.
ajax25g (65) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Travlr! At the (new) brewery. Grapes on the nose, but similar in smell to riesling grapes before being turned into wine. Very sweet with tiny bubbles. Great thick beige head. Alcohol is very hidden. There’s a bit if umami but not too much soy sauceness. Really tasty.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark ruby red, thin fine light tan head, strong sweet estery carmel malt aroma, strong sweet malt flavor with lots of esters followed by a pleasant bitterness at the finish
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much blacker than the typical barley wine. Nice aroma but not quite as strong as you might expect. The high-alcohol content is masked well by the hops and malt. Finish is strong and bitter.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2000 vintage. Velvety smooth aroma with a light carmel colored appearance. Very welcome mild carbonation adds to this beer’s enjoyment. Very malty with a deeply bitter hop finish.