DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich maltiness and chocolate aroma, auburn, pours a small toffee head. Big malt taste to start, hops waltz in afterward. Medium bodied, quite bitter, warming. Wonderful!
mds (2218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught. 2004. rich ruby brown body with a tan head and sheets of lace. aroma is malty, caramel, raisin, yeast, and alcohol. rich earthy malt body with chocolate appearing in the middle and through to the end. very nice.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Special thanks to the guy next to me who bought a bottle and gave me a glass: Poured a cloudy brown with a thick beige head. Light brown sugar, grapes, alcohol with a hint of cinnamon. Lacking some malt and hops but still good.
Crockett (1009) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear thick amber with a little creamy off white head. Boozy butterscotch spiced rum aroma. Lots of alcohol and drying hop heat. Vanilla tobacco, leathery, pepper. Super sticky. Woody malts, there might be a little smoke in there. It was hard to tell with all the cigarettes afire within. Sticky resin sweet citric hoppy finish. Damn tastey.
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2009 Draft... This beer rocks!... Crystal clear, brown ale with a small, creamy, white head and excellent, cumulus lacing. The aroma is very fruity and malty. The flavor is generously hopped, but still extremely malty with vineous notes and lots of caramel. This beer is very "hot," but barley wines are supposed to have a lot of alcohol in them and taste alcoholic, so Iím ejoying the warmth on a cold, Montreal, winter night. Mega full-bodied and oily with medium carbonation. The finish is sweet, then bitter, then sweet and then bitter again. Wow. I love it! World class effort!
asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful blood ruby clear with a quickly diminishing fuzzy head that leaves lace along the sides of the glass. Fruity aroma with cherry, butterscotch, and caramel. Also a little horseblanket and band-aid. Flavour out of this world: woody cherry wine with peach, pear, and grapes. Also a nice bitterness that lingers for a bit, but not too long. I never thought Iíd think of a barleywine as a refreshing beverage, but this one practically was! Medium body and moderate carbonation.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer starts with a delicate presence. The alcohol is very well hidden behind what eventually becomes powerful malty flavors. Caramel, toffee all blend together to form a malt orgy where your tongue is invited.
Very sexy beer.
Eructoblaster (3054) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper body topped with a thick and lasting off-white foamy head. Delightful sweet aroma that hides the alcohol pretty well. Various fruity hints (raisin, dark berries, cherries). Perfectly balanced taste. It is a very nice mix of malty, vineous, dark berries, and brown sugar flavors. Ends with a superb warming effect. Wonderful winter beer.
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Barley and herbs
Appearance:Brown amber.Good white head
Flavor:Herbs,alcool and barley
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged for two years, bottle. Light brown color, thin white head. Great aroma of dark fruits, malt and alcohol. Excellent flavor of dark fruits, malt and alcohol. Medium body, medium carbonation. The finish leaves a chalky feeling. Really good.