edden (926) - 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 (7634) - 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.