beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown color with floaties and a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma and flavor of caramel, roasted malt and alcohol. Medium body, liquorous texture, moderate carbonation.
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color. I must say that I didn’t know that barley wines were really malty. I used to not like malty beers; know I only not like light malty beers. As far as barleywines go, this is the worst I’ve had so far. That said, my high score should indicate that I both like this style and think this to be the best Flying Dog brew.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
04 Bottle. Dark thick brown-to-black pour very litt;e head. Aroma of sweet malts and some kinda dark fruit, and maybe a hint of something like licorice. Same for the actualy flavor, the malts are super pronounced, and the hops are fairly subdued. Noticable alcohol burn.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - JUN 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
doesn’t really taste like a barley wine. it’s aromatic and flavorful, but not your typical barley wine.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ooh! I like! Dark amber color with a nice malty nose. Smooth smooth malt flavor that goes down nice.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good representative of the style. Nice caramel and coffee aroma. Dark reddish brown color and some yeast particulate. Low carbonation and very small head. Taste is sweet with some coffee, fruit, and spice. Hops are strong and bitter. Nice and thick on the palate and the aftertaste is sweet and malty. Good, but I feel that the alcohol taste is a little too high for my complete enjoyment, however it would not be a barley wine without it.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark mahogany red with a lot of sediment floating around and a head that almost disappears completely. Aroma is dark cherries and hops. Flavors are carmel, dark cherries, and robitussin, with a somewhat hoppy finish.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark malts and dark fruits. A medium to full bodied barley wine. Malts are sweet with lots of chocolate, dark fruit and brown sugar flavors. Hops are slightly herbal and grapefruit. Mostly big sweet malt flavors in this beer, balanced mostly toward the malts, not that that’s a bad thing. Fairly smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, reddish-brown. A barely-there tan head that quickly disappears in to the ether. Smell is a rich maltiness. Caramel and floral hops.
Tastes of rich caramel malt. Fruity plum and spiced raisin. Citrusy hops in the finish and aftertaste. Sticky and rich in the mouth. Not bad. I like my barleywines a bit bolder and a bit more complex. This one is really smooth however and does have a nice fruitiness to mix things up. Not one I would drink over and over but solid.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured dark brown with a wispy tan head that bleed away quickly. nose of strong fig and hops. a thick palatal feel with sweet malty flavor and vivacious hops in foreground. still a bit young and needs to lie. some slight cloying flavors. a couple of years could do wonders.