Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at FoBAB 5. Poured hazy medium amber with just a light ring of off-white head. The aroma was really odd.. carrying an assortment of sweeter grapes and honey throughout, and some other fruits down at deeper levels.. bit of overt alcohol.. this was intriguing, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around what they were trying to do. The flavor had sweet chardonnay grapes and honey that jumped out at me.. warmer finish and definitely complex, but again I just didn’t get it. Medium-bodied with little (if any) carbonation, which I know was intentional.. grainy and sweeter on the palate. I’d like to give this another shot.
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
FoBAB Chicago, 2007. The program’s listing called it "intentionally still," but it has a nice bubbly texture of sparkling cider. Grapes again, and some apricot as described. Suggests a Belgian Special B malt profile. Easy drinking and very much like a dessert wine: Fruity, nicely sweet and lightly alcoholic.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2007: Poured a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head. The aroma had light woody notes. Caramel malt shows itself. The malt flavor was tart, vinous and fruity. Medium bodied with good warmth.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cloudy, opaque dark orange pour wuth a filmy white head, nose of merlot and apple cider, mouthfeel and flavor is dominated by alcohol with notes of raisin and apple. Strong but really good.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Cambridge Brewing Company with the Mad_Indian. Pours orange amber with an average size light beige head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops, fruit, and oak. The flavor is slightly sweet, caramel, fruit, oak, with some floral bitterness. Very smooth for 10.75%.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with Stegosaurus during our second Boston Tour. Served at Cambridge brewing. Cloudy copper pour sweet alcohol aroma. Tart up front but mellow in back. Not bad at all.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[stem glass @ the brewpub] Incredible fruity aroma-- apricot, pear, peach.. very intriguing and complex. Dense, full flavors are packed with fruits, solid malt character and some incredibly complex tart acidity (I assume from the Chardonnay barrel). Syrupy, slick mouthfeel. Outstanding, overall.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Cambridge. Quite a heavy barleywine, lots of raisiny sweetness and some caramel aswell. Some light woody characters, with some acidity which gives the flavour a good edge in the finish. NIce, full bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
muddy burnt orange, sweet oaky and valilla aroma with sweet caramel malt, lots of sweet oak flavor, touch of vanilla, fleeting hint of alcohol, light tartness, lots of mixed stuff going on - all of it tasty but not well coordinated,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
notalush (5728) - 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.