MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2003
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2003 This is my first barley wine ever. No head whatsoever out of the bottle. Deep, dark almost purple-brown color. Wine, eh? Very strong alcoholic smell and taste. -Don't be afraid, take a swig! Phew! Probably much more appropriate on a cold winter's night. Let me think about this one more. -Nope! Say hello to Mr. Drain Pipe!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I drink, therefore I am, a Horn Dog. -Unlike many of the raters I actually enjoyed this beer. It is sweet, acidic, murky, smoky, chocolaty, alcoholic, woody, ha, a Horn Dog with a woody presence, funny, ha! Ok, sorry, that was totally perverted and uncalled for. - But really, this beer is very heavily malted with a fruity, fig, apricot flavor and nose. Overall a very nice strong Barley Wine, I recommend it.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big big creamy head . Ruby red . Nicely hoppy, malty and yeasty. Bitter and alcoholic finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hops, malt aroma, dark brown, with a small tan head. Treacle flavour, fairly bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is obvious, average.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown. Beige head. Light Aroma of sweet, roasted malt & hops. Thin, syrupy feel. Very sweet flavour of caramelized sugar, caramal, & molasses, w/ earthy hops. Not particularly well-structured.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Brown tragedy of 2003 survivor) Alcohol dominates this beer from aroma to finish....not masked very well. Murky maroon in color, medium sized beige head. Very bready in taste, with an alcoholic fruit finish....not very pleasant going down...run of the mill bwine.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wheaty aroma with alcohol overtones. Good
strong malty flavor with an alcohol burn that is
not that bad. Smooth, like a good strong liquer.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark in colour, especially for a barley wine. The beer poured with a bit of head as well, which is odd for a usual still style. Very sweet smell with tons of sugar and sweet fruit (figs speak out loudly) and also some malty hints. A thick mouthful that is definately malt loaded. Some chocolate tones are picked up on the taste, which I find a bit strange for this style. The aftertaste was a bit 'ordinary' with not too much complexity. A decent beer, but not too good for the style. Worth trying, but if you havent had any of the more accessible barley wines, definately try those (anchor, sierra nevada, dogfishhead, etc).
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2003 Had this while camping after a big dinner. Bottle from 01, 2 years aged. Aroma of mollasses and chocolate. Dark amber color with generous head and lots of silky lacing on the glass. Flavors of fig and chocolate malt with a good amount of hops that tingle in your mouth. There was not a very strong alcohol taste to this and was a tad overcarbonated on the palate and very dry.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like a sweet wine.when poured has little head that disappears fast.Has a spicy taste and warm going down.The finish lingers on for a while and keeps ur stomach warm