BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2001 or 2002 bottle via a trade with ratman197. Pours with a very small head over a muddy bronze body. Aroma has tons of caramel, licorice, leather, currants, sherry and brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar, sherry and caramel. Age has been very friendly to this beer. Light bubbles.
dwyerpg (5306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A light caramel aroma. Beautiful color. This has a strong bite of both hops and alcohol up front, with some caramel that grows in it. Smooth and good.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown......opaque. Somewhat thin, yet very creamy head. Strong, very floral aroma. Sweet flavors of toffee and caramel up front......smooth mouthfeel, with a slight crispness. Extremely strong back with a slightly malty aftertaste.
Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky dark tea color with a thin off white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is sweet molasses, cola and dark fruits with a little alcohol and green hops.
The flavor is sweet cola and caramel malts with dark fruits and a bitter hoppy alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is medium to a little thin and slightly watery (but not as bad as their other beers).
Overall, a very fine barley wine that is on the sweet side but well balanced. This is easily EPís best brew.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy mahagoney with a ruby tint and no head, with the exception being some slow rising bubbles congregating on top of the brew and at the glass edge. Complex malty and hoppy aroma with raisins, lots of caramel and toffee notes, and a pleasant sweet chocolate nose. Flavor is very hoppy starting out, followd by an intense dry hop finish, yet the caramel malts find their way in between the hops. Warm and full bodied palate that finishes progressingly spicy as the beer leaves your mouth.
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange-brown color, with a small off-white head.It has a nose of raisins and molasses. Thick smooth palate. Flavor is sweet malt with toffee and raisins. Finishs with a bitterness I cant place.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright orange haze, with a bubbly head that was very slow to initially develop. The nose is unusually tame for the style and is nearly non-existant until the swirling of the glass reveals underlying caramel malt and a touch of raisins and toffee. Flavor is lacking in body and texture, malt accented, bringing in notes of caramel and toffee, along with a finish that can mainly be described as alcoholic.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not sure what color to call this beer. One I donít remember it that well and the added color blind thing doesnít help. Sweet caramel malty taste with a little hop added in. It had a somewhat bitter finish but, not enough to kill it for me.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy copper color, chewy, bitter orange peel with caramel, hoppy but balanced.Nice, yoo hoo to Drew!
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a thick malty barleywine - sweet, caramel, burnt toast; a great combination of malt flavors here. Itís all balanced by a generous hopping. Finish is long, warm and mellow (with a slight acidity). Bought a couple of bottles to try at a later date.