Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Bottle at DBF 2004. Served too cold, had to warm it up. Chest nut appearance. Malty aroma. Malty flavor and alcoholic, could not taste the promised 70 IBU’s. Decent.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark caramel color with a small off-white head and lazy carbonation. Aroma is malt, light hops, and some fruit notes. Flavor is heavy caramel, nice hop bite and some fruit. Body is nice and rich and the finish is medium. This is a good barelywine.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 bottle. Clear brown color. Very funky aroma. The malt is there, but also a kind of phenolic/smokey/sour aroma. Luckily it is not in the taste. Intensley malty with some hops. A good barleywine, but the funky aroma keeps it form being great.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 bottle. Goes without saying, in a barleywine there is going to be a lot of malt character. Brownish color, almost no head. Not a highly hopped offering. The hops only show through in the very end, with a trailing bitterness.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very little head, red body. Nice alcool and malt aroma. Has sweet fruit, malt and alcool flavors.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle No Date This one poures a dark amber with a big head that settles down quickly. Aroma is somewhat vinous and port like. Sweet malt and fruity. Body is medium and smooth. A definate warming sensation is coming on. Slight metallic after taste, sweet not the greatest.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper with an off-white head. Strong alcohol nose. Reminds of port wine. Fruity. Complex. Very rich. Good barley wine but there are much better.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color with medium head from draught. Reminiscent of a Doppelbock with sweet toffee flavors and slightly sour finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured copper with almost no head. A bit of burnt molasses and alcohol aroma. Taste was toffee and even more alcohol. This was indeed a Monster.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby pour with a thin creamy head and spotty lace. Cobweb aromas of sweet malts and sharp hops. Flavor is very similar leaning a bit towards the sour end though. Interesting beer. Thanks to Jay!