Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More of an English style Barley Wine. Dark Copper / Bronze. Mellow, rich palate. Persistant hop flavor, but not over the top. Stays rich and creamy till the end.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this before doing Industrial IPA and regular IPA. Nice malty hoppy brew. Hides the alcohol well. I will do this again and again. Oakes summed it up well so I'll just shut up...
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy but vibrant amber. Herbal aroma reminiscent of Gammel Dansk or Jagermeister - orange, coriander, pine, mint, basil, centennials or columbus (Ha! if I list two hops I’m bound to be right!), sweet candyish malts...holy crap. Full, round body, slightly sticky, slight peppery alcohol. Full of sweet fruity things -sorbitol candies, orange, peach, vanilla, buckwheat honey. Long, sweet finish showing a trace of alcohol and some beautifully extracted malts (Maris Otter still rocks my world after all these years). One of the best.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent barleywine. It blends the mean hoppiness of a younger barleywine, with the smoothness of a mature barley. For a younger, unaged barleywine, this is an outstanding offering.