YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky chestnut body topped with a small, ecru head. Fruity aroma with notes of alcohol and malt, molasses. Medium body with a slight syrupy feel. Flavor was dark dried fruit and alcohol. Not a bad barleywine.
alexsdad06 (3806) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by ?? DLD ’11. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is caramel/ toffee malts, overly ripe fruits with a light herbal note. If this was a hoppier barley wine, the hops have definitely faded. The flavor is very malt forward; caramel/toffee, with ripe fruits, wet wood and a touch of cardboard. Now seeing when the last ratings were everything makes more sense.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sunsinger in Champaign IL. I think this bomber was less than $5! Pours a deep semi murkey amber with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, alcohol, and fruit esters. Full bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of caramel, vanilla, and toffee countered by some faded hops. Somewhat woody on the finish. No oxidation on this.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by TomDecapolis. Pours a nice deep amber color with virtually no head. Aroma overall is a little odd. Some floral & citrus notes, caramel malt and alcohol. Flavor is of dough, caramel malts, a little citrus.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, citrus, caramel, woody, and there was something there I just couldn’t figure out. Tastes of tofee, caramel, citrus, and nutty. Medium alcohol finish.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a lightly hazy, red amber color with a small, off white head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of light floral hops, citrus fruits, a bit of metal, light DMS, with caramel, and some alcohol as well. Taste of maple syrup, some caramel, cardboard, toasted dough, with dry grapefruit, and some alcohol in the finish as well.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown/amber with a very small head. Delicate aroma with a good bit of honey, some tobacco and cherry notes. Flavor is quite sweet, with much of the character of a nicely aged English barleywine--tobacco, walnuts, honey, cherry. Good dry bitterness finishes it off. Surprisingly impressive.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aquired from antzman. Thank you. Pours a dark copper and has a smal off white head. Aroma is fermented fruits, malts, sweet tarts. Flavor is is sweetend malts, bitter hops, medicinal. Body seemed a tad thin.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hatchy for sharing this rare one during a brew session. Pours a hazy brownish amber with a smaller creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, malty sweetness, the hickory syrup, Flavor of toast sweet malts, hickory syrup, dark fruits, vanilla, some oxidation and caramel malt.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Kevster. Thanks, Kevin. The aroma is fruity with a strong malt aroma and mild vegetal notes. The body is a muddy brown with nearly no head. Sticky sweet fore is followed by sweetwer candy sugar notes and oxidated caramel. The mouthfeel is pretty thin for a BW, but you get a pretty nice dark fruit flavored blast int he finish which saves this beer from being awful and actually gets me wanting another sip.