gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was good. Better than a lot of B-wines I’ve had, but certainly not the best. Good balance of sweet malts and bitter hops.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, burnt wood brown. Banana on the nose, some other fruit, and alcohol. flavor is just off, nothing like a good barley wine should be. Weak
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown pour from the bottle. Little to no head. Aroma is fruits up front with raisins, black cherries, and figs.Tastes of spices and sugary sweetness. In the middle is the strong alcohol taste.
welho (93) - FINLAND - AUG 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle. Pours dark amber with very small head that was gone in seconds. Tastes is like malts, alcohol, fruits. Nice beer for coming cold nights.
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark red with a creamy tan head. Smells of barley, and some chocolate. Taste is smooth, malty caramel, and a little liqourice hops edge and chocolate. Ends with a nice level of bitterness, warming alcohol and smooth chocolate/caramel malt. Very good.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, cloudy amber, small head. Little to no lacing or carbonation. Aroma and flavor of sweet malt, licorice and sweet, tart fruits.
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
complex stuff, little brown head, choco / molasses flavours, acl kept under control
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep aromas of christmas pudding, toffee, plums, wood and vanilla bean. Quite sweet. The heat from the alcohol might be a little over the top. Full texture and mouthfeel. Slight touch of pleasant bitterness. A pretty good barleywine.
beeratarian (86) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from a 7 oz. bottle a nice medium brown with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is of sweet dried cherry and alcohol, a little smokiness< nice aroma. Taste is of fresh cherries and slightly smoky and roasty in the finish. Smooth finish and overall but lacking some kick. Overall the palate is thin for the %, definately taste alcohol, could be a great beer if it had some more malt body and piney hops. Worth the 99 cents for a 7 oz. bottle.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A poor barley wine, alcoholic, phenolic and unpleasant. Hints of smoke and chocolate are buried under a sickly sourness and chemical vapors.