StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, opulent cherry chestnut color with a dusty, swirling tan head. Black cherry skin ripens the aroma, pursued by hoppy amarillo and spruce. Black raspberry juice comes close to cheesecake levels. Sweet, viscous revolutions. Bitterness aerates with a full-bodied, dark skinned fruit enclosure. Bing cherries resume their top line flavor profile with some squished pomegranate shards (sans kernels) to wrap things up. No faults, just simple and enjoyable. Think for sharing the Supa Chicken, MrFacto!
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Matt! Pours to a mahogany body with a thin beige head. The aroma is grassy and full of maple syrup and toasty malt. The flavor is a sweet malty barleywine and nice malt. Good moutfeel. Very good.
MIBRomeo (2449) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mahogony color whispy off white head some lace. Big hoppy aroma balanced w/ brown sugar maple notes and carmel malts some over ripe plum. Good llight creamy palate full bodied and thick. Flavor is over ripe plums sweet syrups and brown sugar w/ a big alcohol kick and some bitter hop finishes. A fairly basic barleywine but not to bad.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
purple brown pour with minimal head. aroma is maple syrup and sweet plums. taste is more sweetness with some hoppy goodness. caraqmel flavor with a nice grassy note. an enjoyable lingering booze flavor.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Kevin) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, and spices. Flavor of malt, hops, and alcohol. Burns going down.
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad aroma, blending some decent malts with the hops, which come out in oranges and other nondescript citric qualities. The malts appear in the flavor as a dirty fusion, with a bitterness only in the late finish. I didnít get the burn that others found in this. Clear, dark brown. Not bad.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Woody nose with notes of sherry. Dark almandine with almost no head. Metal, raisin extract, PNW hops, citric hops. Very dirty bittersweet finish that is unsatisfying.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium garnet. Wispy and bubbly head. Caramel sweet nose. Heavy raosted malt with lots of alcohol upfront. Astrigent. Hot with alcohol.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper brown with swirls of light tan head and thin lacing. Deep caramel malty aroma has a nice hoppy balance and some warming alcohol notes. Starts with a good sweet caramel and toffee maltiness with lots of piney hop balance and a warming finish. This could definitely hide its alcohol better, but that may come with some more age. This already has some nice complexities.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear reddish-brown color with a very thin off-white head. Aroma and flavors are fruity and sweet with biscuit/cookie mixed in. Medium-full bodied with a semi-dry and warming finish.