21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol, bleach and vinegar combine to form the potent aroma in this one. In addition it also smells like chocolate chips straight out tha bag. A burnt orange hue with little if any head. Tastes like a combination of chocolate chips, licorice, alcohol and raisons.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orangish amber in color...a very creamy, chlorine accented whipped cream and chocolate chips aroma...medicine, alcohol, licorice, and spicy hops combine so nice and christmasy with nice hoppy cream and spice..nice creamy stuff
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the 2003 Toronado Barleywine Festival: Huge malt aroma and flavor. Firm bitterness. Very nice head. Wonderful beer.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 aroma includes soft hints of smoke, wood and toasted marshmallow. very nice head, full body, big and meaty, sticky mouthfeel, and a nice bitterness that was similar to Expedition stout. The meaty flavors in this are wonderfully displayed. A sheer joy!