notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 batch - 6 ounce wine glass at the brewpub - cloudy copper, with a thin ring of lace - chardonnay and oak dominate the aroma, with some dried fruit and soft earthy notes underneath - tart, vinous, and quite dry for a barleywine - oak is quite apparent, but not overpowering - fruit skins, light herbal qualities - slight wildflower honey sweetness cuts the dry character a bit - alcohol warmth and white wine tannins in the finish - interesting.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brew pub. It pours orange with no head. It has notes of honey and wild flower. The finish give notes of honey. It does pack a punch.
yespr (25935) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy and deep orange with little. Aroma is deep wineous, slight rubber note, a bit of dried fruit and a bit fruity. Flavour is very sweet with alcohol sticking out. Slight citric bitter in the finish. Interesting different barley wine.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer is murky light caramel brown with a tiny, white, frothy head that diminishes quickly into a whisp and a ring.<P>
First impression on the nose is bright and fresh. Malty with light notes of caramel, toasted grain; Hoppy with light notes of lemon zest; Trace yeast note of dough; Miscellaneous notes of moderate green apple and pie spiced alcohol, trace white grape vinousness.<P>
The flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic (juicy), trace bitter with a longish, moderately acidic, lightly sweet finish.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a cloudy amber with a minimal white head. Aromas of fruitiness, carmel and a hint of wood. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour citrus, cherryand a hint of wood with a dry tart finish.
Ernest (5610) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of melon, lime, clove, tangerine, brown sugar, wood.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
One of the best aromas at this year’s Boulder Strong Ale fest, but unfortunately the mouth experience wasn’t as impressive...thinner and less rich than the nose seemed to hint at.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ the Boulder Strong Ale Fest. This is what I wrote, "Not very complex, poor barrel character. Good, but not great."
drewbeerme (3644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
sampled on tap at the 5th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. pours clody copper with no head. nose is sweet, white winey. flavor is very white winey, caramel, sweet, an odd sourness, tannins, winey and astringent. kinda gross.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBF 2007: Hazy copper in color with a white head. Aroma, caramel malts, some spice, and some fruits. Flavor, sweet up front, some acidity, caramel, the alcohol doesn’t show up at all, a nice fruitiness to it as well. Good beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber body with some apparent viscosity and a silky off-white head. Aroma of raisins, scotch, caramel, butterscotch, and lightly tart fruit. Moderately tart and fruity acidic flavor, plus some fruit-flavored syrup qualities. Alcohol is stealthily hidden. Wild and decent, but fails to compel me in the end.