Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled Nov. 2001. Really complex, flavors of nuts, berries, and chocolate in the malts. Full body, the palate is very nice and warms the throat and stomach. Some nice hops balance this beer off.
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at BBF 6, 26/09/14.
Murky chestnut brown meets dark orange with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, spice, fruit cake, brown sugars, light roast.
Taste comprises sweetish licks, toffee, toasted brown sugar, fruit loaf, spice.
Medium + body, fine carboantion, lightly warming booze in the close.
Ok barley wine but far from the great the rating on this one suggest it is!
tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
26/IX/14 - 75cl bottle @ Borefts 2014 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a, 2000 vintage (2014-1067) Thanks to fonefan for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy amber to brown beer, small irregular yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit oxidized, caramel, sweet, sugary, dried fruits, orange peel, fruity notes. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty oxidized, caramel, sweet, sugary, nice sour twist.
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ Borefts 2014. Murky brownish color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, sweetness, overripe fruits. Tastes about the same: malts, sweetness, overripe fruits, lightly sweet-bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Don’t specifically get any barrel aging, and there is some oxidation, but certainly still a nice beer after all those years (bottle from 2000).
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle @ Borefts 2014. Thank you fonefan! 2000 Vintage. Batch 2. Dark brown amber, head only on sides. Good oxidation in the nose, maple, sugar, caramel, figs leaves, surprisingly solid still for the age. Warming mocha taste, leaves, berries, creamy malt, caramel,… Lower carbonation. Has held up surprisingly well for 14 year old beer. Nice. Must have been stellar couple of years ago.
kraddel (3468) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000 vintage At BBF 2014 .
Pours murkey brown , small white head . Smell is sweet, aged, harsh .
Taste is sweet , bitter, madeira . Passed its prime , but still enjoyable
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 Red Wine Barrel
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, massive thanks to springslicker for sharing this huge whale!!! Pours murky caramel brown with some white bubbles that quickly disappear. The nose is nicely vinous, tart fruit, with oxidized caramel aroma. The flavor is the same red wine oak with nutty oxidation, and some caramel malt. The body is medium with no carbonation and a long vinous and caramel malt finish.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. 2002 vintage. Soupy brown pour with a small head. Nose is pretty oxidized and tired. Fruit leather, cardboard, fruit gums. Taste is tart cherry, hints of balsamic. Some cocoa and roasted malt. Sort of thin, soft on the palate. Showing its age a bit.
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml green bottle shared by springslicker at RBWG - wow, thanks! Never thought I’d see this one. 2002 vintage. Pours a hazed orange amber color with no head. Notes of oak, red wine, grapes, apples, earth, sugars, spices, and straw. Some of the other nuance has washed away with time, and there is some oxidation. But for 2002, not a ton. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a vinous mouthfeel. Fun to try.
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jay at the RBWG grand tasting
Clear brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma is woody and bourbon. Flavors are woody, bourbon and brown sugar
deyholla (6719) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jay at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of bourbon coming through. Flavor has bourbon, sweet dark grains and a hint of raisin with bourbon in the finish.