boto (2086) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught in a snifter: This one poured a dark, cloudy mahogany color. There was pretty much no head on it at all. The aroma contained malt sweetness, as well a some fruitiness. Maybe a int of an unknown spice. The taste was sweet, but mellowed: not harsh like some Barleywines can be. There was also a hint of oakiness to the taste. Also, a bit of an alcohol taste coming through, but it didn't detract from it one bit. Very good!
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a dark red/ruby color and a sweet malt smell. Taste was also of sweet malts and finished very smooth with little bitterness. Overall one of the best barley wines I have tried.
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Oaky port aroma. Yeasty, mouldering with a light fruitiness. Clear cola brown. Whiffs of licorice. Moderate acidity, alcohol bitterness. Quite subtle and good. Enjoyed on an extremely cold day, DBH trip with Relay.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red brown body. Aroma is medium sweet caramel and fruity. Taste is sweet malty, caramel, some spice, medium alcohol burn. Medium-full body. English-style, never overpowering, very accessible barleywine.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby brown in color with a thin off white head.Fruity,malty sweet aroma.Spicy hop charcater,malty palate with a touch of cherry and some woodiness.Nice warming alcohol effect.