DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy body, soft rust color. Minimal off white large-bubbled head. Yeast-sweet aroma - grain, oatmeal, peanut butter, and light brown sugar. Deeper, dakrer sugars come out in the flavor. Also, thereís a floury, corn kernel dustiness. Orange juice and taffy hoppiness break up the pervasive sweetness. Fruity, banana / plum finish. A buttery barleywine.
1FastSTi (3150) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dave shared this one with me. Poured from a 750, bottle # 1638. The body is very much unfiltered and a deep copper browm. Almost non-existent white head. The aroma has a huge raw barley, yeast, sugar cane, corn stalks, peanut butter cookie, vanilla. Very complex. I can see how scents manifest themselves as other scents. I can see how others suggest pineapple (which I see as the peanut butter cookie + sugar cane). Pretty complex, for what its worth. The flavor is sugar cane, vanilla, bourbon, raw barley, peanut butter cookies. The palate has a caskiness to it smooth alcohol on the tongue, not sharp.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Turbid deep copperish brown, very thin white head. Nose was fantastic with huge blasts of coconut, cookie, caramel, brown sugar,and pineapple, with undertones of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Tasted very similar to the nose with flavors of pineapple, caramel, wood, bourbon, oak, and vanilla found throughout. Itís never cloying due to the late hop bitterness that rounds it out. Medium bodied, cask-like carbonation, bittersweet, oaky, bourbon laced tropical fruit finish. A very nice surprise. Thanks again Jay!
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Murky, caramel-colored ale with almost no head. Coconut, vanilla, bourbon, wood and caramel aroma. The flavor is very malty and rich... vanilla, caramel and sourmash. Full-bodied and fatty with lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet, drying finish. Damn good brew! Pulls up just short of being world class!
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby/deep orange with a big off white head. Aroma is Jack Daniels for some odd reason, with decent malt and hop scents as well. Taste has big Jack characteristics as well. You could tell me that this beer was aged in a Jack Daniels barrel and I would believe it. Medium body, very sweet. I drank a newer bottle, perhaps too young. Very interesting beer nonetheless.
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep amber that carries a rich malt and hop aroma. Good fruity flavor. I thought this one was a bit thin bodied but otherwise a decent barleywine.
heemer77 (5008) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a very cloudy dark orange. The aroma has flowers and oranges. The taste was very sweet with homemade christmas chocolate candy. There was also ginger and some grass.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíll admit it, the name of this one caused me giggle uncontrolably for a few minutes - chalk that up to being a bit tipsy, and fairly easily amused to begin with. Cloudy dark orange, with a decent sized white head. Nice aroma of cherry and toffee. Definately a sweeter interpretation of the style, with fruity, juicy flavors dominating. . Nicely viscous palate.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An odd take on the barleywine style. A orange brownish appearance with a moderate to light head. A somewhat salty aroma if that makes sense, oranges, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sour with some woody notes and grapefruit. I also got some faint cherry and orange flavors. The aftertaste is very warming. Not too bad.
LilKem (1214) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma: grapefruit, apricot, seashells by the seashore, with soggy bandaids and coconut flavored carmel. is an opaque brown sugar color with sandy colored head. flavor is of foamy bandaids with apricots soaked in vodka, carmel, red apples, an old black boot, and a hgh alcohol burn. almost comparable to a flemish sour or something with the weird flavors and ending on this one. very dried fruit and hazelnut feel with rubber doing a stunt double.