Frank (3222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorites at Barley’s. Tried this on tap at the one in Downtown Columbus. Almost no head but that might have been the pour. Very deep amber color. Loads of alcohol which is somewhat present in the aroma. Rumor is Barley’s won’t let you have more than two for insurance reasons. Overall, very tasty. Heavy on the malt with a little bit of a syrupy texture. A bit sweet but balanced by a nice hop presence.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11/24/02: lacey, amber thick colour, very good taste, nice aroma (although i do have a cold :) ) no head -which is good!, hoppy but not yeasty, Very tasty stuff!
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask. Dark copper, thick and bitter. Very hoppy. Rye/oat notes.
pleasant astringent flavor. Strong, too.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong on the alcohol flavorings. A substantial thickness to the brew, slightly syrupy. Good mix of malt and caramel. Not my favorite here - but definitely a great offering from Barley’s.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper body with a white head. Lots of lace.
Tons of hops in the nose and finish.
Alcohol (12% ABV) is completely hidden. Dangerous beer.
I need more barley wines...
Dogbrick (9096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Barley’s 10th Anniversary Party on November 21st. Cask-conditioned version. Poured a light chestnut color with a thin tan head. Strong malty/oat aroma. Very powerful flavor and alcohol content was very evident. Very malty with a little caramel, and it actually had a slightly bitter finish. Overall a very interesting brew.