Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice not offensive sweet aroma. A bit cloudy amber. Malt and hops that made nice combination,
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2002. Copper w/ slight head. Sweet malt nose w/ some alcohol & hops. Not particularly interesting. Some fruit, some wood, some bitterness & lots of alcohol (too much).
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt, hops scent, chestnut colour, small toffee head. Woody, dried fruit flavour. Bitter, with a hint of burnt malt. Good, but not much of a Barley Wine.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber; aroma of sorbitol candy, oranges, earth, and pine. Strong malt - a somewhat one-dimensional malty barley wine. English style.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I beleive this was a bottle from 2001. Full bodied, naturally, with a big caramel taste. I didn’t taste any alcohol at all, which is always deceiving. I came out of this glass a little tipsy, as my girl likes to say.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light fruit aroma, hint of alcohol. Clean off white foamy head. Ruby copper/amber hue. Nice chewy malts, light fruitiness, clean refreshing hoppy ending. Pleasant, alcohol is slightly evident. Big beer, very pleasant.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 9/02: A bottle that I opened a week ago was spoiled beyond words. This bottle is good, but nothing like the other two. Totally mellow flavor, huge malt nose, not a trace of the orange as the last bottle. Seems a little ’old’ but not over-the-hill. The rating stays the same. First rating 12/01: Who knows what it will taste like in a year. Intense orange sweet spicy taste makes this hard to drink or even sip. This is the 2000 edition, so I wonder how much time will help with this one.