RSRIZZO (1855) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer at GABF on 10/2/1999. Aroma is a sweet malt scent. Color is very dark near black. Light carbonation. Taste like most Barley Wines with a sweet rich malt flavor, some oak like flavors and a faint hop taste. Its a tasty Barley Wine.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF '02 Dark brown,little to no head.Bourbon and oak character,with a sweetness reminiscent to caramel.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RAF. A spicy, completely influenced by Jack Daniels brew. Huge soapy bubbles. Did they forget to completely empty the barrel? Caramel and coconut aroma, perhaps influenced by the addition of Palm Indian sugar. My bourbon-drinking uncle would ignorantly sing all beers' praises after trying this one.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask (RAF) aged in Jack Daniels Barrel: a flat pour of dirty dish water with strange sparkling dust spots on top...aroma of whiskey, cream, smokey sweet carmel and oak..flavors were represented by a sweet and bitter combination with subtle oak notes and a nice throat warming...maybe some orange peel peeping in every-so-often.
fraternie (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong toffee/rum/bourbon aroma. Bourbon and rum dominate the malt flavor, very little else is even tastable. WAY too harsh for such a weak barleywine. At times almost like a watered down shot of Jack Daniels. Slightly hoppy and very sugary. This one wasn't for me, could be the aging in bourbon barrels.
Terminus (3253) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very different for a barleywine-huge malt, but not much hop presence. alcohol was well detected, but didn’t hinder the ratings much. Would like to try a larger sample of this.
JorisPPattyn (7971) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep & rich in colour and taste. Overlying strong aroma of chicoryroot. Very warming.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 On tap GABF 02: Dark murky orange color, dark fruit tobacco nose, full syrupy feel that manages to end only slightly sweet. Deep rich flavor.
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2002: Dark amber-brown. Deep raisiny fruity aroma. Strong dark chocolate and raisins in the flavor.