bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. 2006 Vintage. Rich amber beer with a cream-colored head. Malt and caramel aroma. Malty, caramel, citrus flavor. Medium body. Lingering caramel, citrus, light pine, light earth. Nice balance on a barleywine. Alcohol doesn’t seem this high.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly hazed red amber color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma was sweet and fruity with some earthy and odd notes to it. Some alcohol fumes. The flavor was sweet and earthy with some dark fruit and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied and warming.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 750 ml bottle--Poured a dark amber with nonexistent head. Caramel, sticky, sweet flavor with a mild hop presence. Not a lot of carbonation, but pretty enjoyable. Quite unique and enjoyable.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
’04 bourbon barrel aged keg at Hard Liver 2006. Garnet color with a tight head, nice lacing. Good malty alcohol, and mellow bourbon nose. Medium thick body. Good taste with a big pit fruit and spicy sweetness with hints of the bourbon and wood. Vintage and barrel aged, hard to go wrong with that.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Kyzr. Huge aroma of bourbon accompanied by notes of cherries, plums, dates, tobacco, and alcohol. Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Flavor is a mixture of all of the aromas with a dominant bourbon base rounded out by the fruity aspects of the beer. This one got better as it warmed and proved amazing to sip as the Mosely - Cotto fight wore on. Thick and complex. An awesome barley wine!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found these notes in a pad I use for rating. Was from awhile ago so I’ll just transcribe the notes. Copper/red body. Small orange tinted head. Sweet malt, fruit, hops, bourbon. Medium body. Flavor was light for a barleywine. Somewhat sweet with layers of hops and bourbon.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006
dark amber, whispy tan head, rich malt aroma with earthy hops and a slight tart edge, creamy body, hot malt flavor, touch of sweetness, good balancing bitterness leaving a long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another rare beer from Skyview. The aroma is simple with sugar and fruit. Flavor is a little bit sour, and I’m not sure if it is intentionally sour or not, but it tastes good either way. More fruit, thick, and a sweet finish. Almost no hop presence. An usual, interesting quality barleywine.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Skyview, dang you keep bringin back the good stuff! Copper color with a thick head. Aroma of cherry, oak and vanilla. Nice, sour cherry taste and a sweet caramel backing. Totally not what I expected. Excellent.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks again to skyview for sharing. cloudy dark brown, with a huge head. Nice cranberry nose with with good deep toffee and malt, and almost like a cherry sweetness. Great full mouthfeel! Wow, that is absolutely amazing, nice cherry like sweetness, with deep rich toffee like sweetness. GREAT!