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.
spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff looks great, dark mahogany with a sweet nose. The malts are really smelly/good. The taste is like better than say? totally sweet messes like MM Charley-wine. As good as bigfoot. Not quite the genius of Hog Heaven. Dark fruits, chocolate covered raisins galore. A bit of a cognac hit in the trailing off. Ends like a sweet worn-in fender reverb amp. This is a really good beer. Highly recommended.
barleynhops (82) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours an amber brownish color with a thin tan head. Smells like a hoppy, doughy sweetness but surprises you with a unigue well blended brew. It will really warm you up quickly.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice to see that I am not the only one that dislikes the flying dog line up of "beers" probably my second favorite from them though not as bad as I was expecting given my history with there other offerings....
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer. Smooth and really well balanced. nice caramel flavours coming from the malt.
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak aroma with too much astringency. Dark amber color with only a slight head (typical of most Barley Wines). Some dried fruit taste, but mostly alcohol dominates. Very thin palate.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate aromas. No head or lacing. Dark mahogany color. Rich chocolate, malt flavors. Slight bite from alcohol. Okay for a barley wine, but nothing special.
chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
very dark brown toward a solid black. Very bitter kick at the end. Very malty. Reminded me to much of a regular red wine for my likening. Was overall good, just not my type of beer.
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle very dark with almost zero head. Sweet smells of raisin, malts and backed up with the hops. Taste is amazing. Very good beer.
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet, almost like molasses or licorice with alcohol. It pours thick and brown. The flavor is too sweet and malty but there is not enough balance to distract from the alcohol.