jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white head and copper/red color. Aroma is sweet/syrupy fermented fruit. Taste follows, medium malt, some alcohol. OK effervescence.
Dogbrick (11626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample during the 10th Annual Day Before Labor Day Party on 09/06/2015. Clear reddish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates quickly to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Malt, fruit and caramel in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, cherry and slight hops. The finish is chewy with a fruity and malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Orange coloured. Clear. Beige small head. Alcohol is dominating the aroma. Flavour of fruit, alcohol and some grape (sourness). Very alcoholdense in the end. I really like some of the american Barley Wines, but this is pretty average and onedimensional.
Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soapy off-white head, a hoppy barleywine. Carmel malt, a little roast. 2003 edition, average barleywine. A complexity of hops, citrus,cinammon and fruit. It all sounds tastier than it really is. Maybe by itself at dinner. Ohio International gathering, thanks JSquires.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 05, 1998
Appearance: Dark amber, whispy head
Aroma: strong fruity malt aroma with slight floral hops
Flavor: sweet fruity malt flavor, light hopping, light bitterness, nice warming finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Date: February 23, 2002
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Appearance: Dark amber, frothy tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: rich sweet fruity malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, low bitter finish, slight alcoholic essence
Date: September 27, 2004
Appearance: muddy brown
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with hints of ripe fruit
Body: big body
Flavor: incredable rich malt flavor, lots of dark fruity character, low bitterness keeps it all balanced, has really matured and blended nicely
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1999. Bottle, this was actually a sample from a cracked bottle that someone(nameless) left in the freezer. Cloudy amber pour. Aroma of honey, wood, fruit, and some alcohol. A bit of oxidation is noticeable on the nose and the tongue. Flavor is honey, fruit and some tartness. This is good. But not fabulous.
rosenbergh (10676) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Bridgeport Brewery Co, Portland, OR.
Deep amber colour with a tiny white head. Mild sugary sweet and malty aroma. Sugar, malt, alcohol and more alcohol in the flavour. Not my favourite.
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hopscotch (10651) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 2003 (Bottle)... Crystal clear, deep, dark, crimson ale with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head. The nose is of chocolate and toffee with some vinous notes. Nice, rich, malty flavor. Generous hop addition. Decently balanced. The high ABV is well-hidden. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, astringent, bitter finish. Very good stuff!
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s samples while receiving a Christmas gift on 12/21/08. Pours dark brown with off-tan head. Nose is ripe berries, caramel malt, hops, pprunes, bourbon. Tastes caramel malty, fruity, with hops, slight funk, cheese, and a medium rich, complex palate. Not world class, but I’d drink this one again any time, especially while receiving a special X-mas gift. And this is the amazing thing: as much as I liked this one, I can completely understand GlouGlou Burp’s rating before me. This one is a bit of an enigma.
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught - 1 yr. lagering) Deep red beer; brownish, slight head. Very fresh nose, but subdued. Slight impression of piney hops. Taste is bitter, but with a lot of roasted/dark malts underneath the hops. The lagering seems to have very little done for the beer - there is a winey touch but the bitterness its too oppressive to give it a real chance. Very well bodied, oily, slick feeling. Still, to watery-thinnish texture for an aged Barley Wine. I would expect more.