zathrus13 (1724) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on 2/19/98 - A hoppy barleywine with beautiful color. A nice beer to sip that's a bit different than most Barley Wine's.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This barleywine is a very hoppy example of the style, exhibiting exremely spicy Mt Hood/Hallertauer flavor, much like what I found in Avery Czar. The malt is big as well, sweet, honeyed, showing a bit of fruitiniess, but framed with the hop spice. I'm tempted to say that the hop spice might be a bit much for me. Handsome cherry color.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottling date: 3/05/2002 drank on 2/04/2003. Pours a dark orange color with a nice head. Plum alcohol aroma mixed with British hops. Starts sweet ends very dry and malty. You may need a knife to cut through it. Thanks to whoever traded this to me many months ago!
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored, maintains a small head(what I'd expect for a barley). I like this beer. English hops and well malted, seem to have a nice balance. The aroma had more of an alcohol scent than the flavor. Nice sipp'n winter brew!
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color, sweet malty aromas, hints of honey in both the nose as well as the flavors, also some undertones of brown sugar, very sweet aftertaste, very well balanced & full bodied, slight hoppiness in the palate as well, very nice barleywine
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Aged 2 years in bourbon cask) No head at all. Ruby brown color -- deep, dark with ruby highlights. Very striking bourbon aroma (leaning toward sherry). Alcohol aroma. Very stong porty, bourbony, winey flavor (with some vinegar in it). Not a lot going on in the palate, though it leaves a faint butterscotch aftertaste. A bit of smokiness in the aftertaste, too, as it warms up a bit. As you can tell, there's a lot of alcohol aroma and flavor going on here -- deep, rich, meaty alcohol-ness.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Aged 2 years in a bourbon cask): Clear ruby body with no head. Great aroma -- bourbon and wood, port-like. Taste is flat, but soft liquory, bourbon silky, vanilla, some wood and dark fruit. I can"t imagine the regular version is so good, but damn I hope to try it this way again!
Rib Eye (147) - USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good, strong barley wine. A bit heavy, but that is to be expected. Malt is dominant with a receeeding but distinct hoppiness. Not the biggest big beer out there, but a contender.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy and orange in color. Srong malty aroma. Very flavorful barley wine. Cheers!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy deep orange color with an off-white head that does not linger. Nice and strong malty aromathat warns what is in store for you when you drink this beer. Thick and malty flavor, with a touch of bitterness and alcohol in the finish. A very nice barley wine.