PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark amber color with an off white head. aroma has hops, some malt and dark fruit in it. Flavor is bitter at first but finishes very sweet. The aftertaste is a little too long and tends to be a little to fruity. A good barely wine with some interesting taste notes that are not for everybody.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Pours a cloudy brown reminiscent of raisins. No head at all with a sweet malty aroma when swirled. Medium-light body. Initial sweetness gives way to a soft hoppiness then alcohol in the finish. There is also a tanginess detectable on the sides of the tongue at the back that seemed to hit right after the swallow. A good beer!
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Horn dog pours a nice dark golden brown with a small fading head and that’s a-ok! Nose is of caramel, slight chocolate, and a faint citrus. flavor is very smooth, and it seems as though the hops really want to come thru. Think toasted caramel,light nut,married with a hint of dark chocolate. Nice and full bodied with a long finish. Great now & i can only imagine better with age!
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a dark reddish brown with a very light brown small head. Not much of a smell to it. Taste is pretty complex, bitter and malty at the same time, tastes a bit chocolatey going down, and leaves a lingering slight licorice flavor in your mouth. That all being said, it still wasn’t anything too special, and I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it again.
beeratarian (103) - 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.
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish color with a small off white head. Aroma is of sweet cherry.. Taste is of fresh cherries, roasty and some smokiness. Finish is a bit on the thin side with some stickiness on the palate.
mecafilo (102) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a very dark red colour, small medium lasting off-white head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with complex notes of caramel, fruit, nuts, and softly hoppy. Taste is heavy sweet, soft bitter. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a muddled, light brown body with a little off-white head. Smells of dark sugars and tart fruits. A flavor of sweet malts with little hop profile, but the alcohol is very present. Thick, yet smooth texture. Not my favorite in the Canis Major series and certainly not the best barley wine.
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The colour is cloudy brown with few foam. The aroma is fresh and quite fruity, floral. It has a long, pleasant, finishing bitterness.
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not a Barley Wine drinker and that may be why I am missing it here with this fine brewer’s offering. Strong as heck (a little to strong for any food at the Blake Street) but I will try it alone again.