JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2004 2003 vintage. Small fizzy off-white head. Delicious-looking reddish mahogany color. Aroma has alcohol, orange, fruity bubblegum, caramel. Flavor is a light oak with some resiny hops, tobacco(?). Full body and almost syrupy. Some kind of alcohol or hops burn on the tongue. Pretty good... alcohol could be better masked. Maybe its just me today, but by the end of the bottle, its a bit much.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color. Good American Barley Wine, malty without being too sweet, and with a strong hopping, giving also some fruitness.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 Bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Smell is fruity and roasted malt. Taste is slightly hoppy with an alcohol after taste. It warms your stomach up with every sip. Decent stuff.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. DBF 2004.
Light brown. Rich, flowery hoparoma with notes of hops. Nutty, unbelievably malty flavour with a distinct but pleasant sweetness.
Noticable ABV. Full-bodied.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#33).
Amber colored beer with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and heavy with lots of malt and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is also sweet malty and spicy with alcohol present. Nice and warming but too evident alcohol. A typical barley wine.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark read/brown with no head to speak of. Sweet hazelnut nose. Fairly sweet flavor with some nuts, plums, strong bitterness, some fusels. Strong warming alcohol presence.
larsniclas (6446) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at DBF 2004.
Sweet and fruity aroma.
Very malty with a warm alko-feel.
Late bitterness with notes from hops.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite styles, I opened this one with high hopes.
Wasnt quite what I hoped for, but with some cellaring this will be a winner.
Poured Dark red-brown with a small tan head that dissipated quickly. Anise, fruit notes, a little thin. Alcohol comes through from start to finish on this one. Time is its friend...
madsberg (11249) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ DBF2004: Dark amber coloured. Chocolate brown lasting head. Malty, sweet and alcaholdense aroma. Some light fruitnotes. Flavour is malty and has some chocolatish and liqourice notes. Is somewhat vinous. Ends with a medium alcaholburnt. One of my favourites at the festival.
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.