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.
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.
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.
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2007
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Undrinkable. I’m supposed to stretch this out to 75 characters, but there’s not much else I can say beyond "bad." Nasty, thick, alcholically too hot, acidic.
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours in dark brown with some red around the edges. Thick head. Strong aroma of caramel, slightly sweet, some alcohol too. The flavor is caramel some hop bitterness, well balanced and moderate. The mouthfeel is medium full with some pronounced warming from the ABV. Good balance creates a nice beer, not as exciting as some but still quality.
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.
Digzis (97) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur Très sombre, entre brun et rouge. Peu de bulles, ce qui n’est pas très étonnant vu la consistance très huileuse de cette bière… Au nez, on a une petite odeur de prune et de chocolat. Le goût est puissant, avec des notes de chocolat, de miel, un peu de réglisse, et du caramel… Un ensemble assez bon et assez complexe, mais il faut aimer les bières bien fortes et bien lourdes…