madsberg (10228) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Unclear. Huge dense light brown head. Flowers, fruity, hops, malt and caramel in the aroma. nice. Caramel, herbs, chcolate, liqourice in the flavaour. Some light alcohol. Is dry and heavy bitter in the end. Give a good warmth on the palate. Great barley wine.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Pours deep red in color with a medium white head. Barley smell with a sweet and floral smell to it as well. Strong bitter taste with a harsh kick to it that grows on you after awhile. Also tastes of hops and barley later on. Coats suprisingly well for a barleywine with a mostly sweet barley taste afterwards.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a truly delicious and well-crafted, powerful beer. Yum yum. Not for everybody though due to its powerful stature and kick. Not for light beer enthusiasts, for example.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The recent additions to what’s available in Texas serves to broaden my smile. Barleywines never escape my radar, and this one serves as a fine example of the Cali born tradition as implanted in Colorado. Big murky brown monster - guess that hairy beast is able to stride through mountain ranges with ease. Chewy malt and piney hops a couch and thee till the last drops do leave and encrustation on my goblet. Yum.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red, with huge reddish head. Some alcohol and caramel present. Bitter and sweet finish. A nice, quite hoppy, Barley Wine.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber colored with an orange gleam, foamy beige head. Sweet aroma with bitter hints. Lots of malt and caramel with orange and hop tones and a bit of alcohol. Warming and slightly alcoholic in the flavor. Malty and nutty with a huge amount of hop leaving a nice bitter end. Quite sharp and not extremely balanced but still very good.
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dull dark amber colour with rich head. Piney, slightly minty hop aroma with breadcrusty malts. Rich, resiny hop flavour. The woody bitterness is balanced by ample whole grain malts, as well as toast and caramel notes. Like most of Great Divide’s beers, this is easy-drinking and well-structured while maintaining stylistic integrity.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe acajou aux reflets orangés surmontée d’une mousse beige fugace. Arômes de caramel, de miel, de malts rôtis, de raisins, de figues et d’alcool. Saveurs d’alcool, de houblon amérisant et de malts rôtis. Très américain.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. Very nice ruddy brown. Aroma is sweetly malty with some nice citrus and pine hops. Nice super malty sweet mouth, cut with some good hop flavor and bitterness. Well balanced barleywine.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow--for that high of an ABV, you can’t taste a strong alcohol presence. Given, you feel it, but you don’t taste or smell it. This is a good beer--my first barley wine. It has a tinge of a bloody taste, but then a nice sweetness to it that balances out. This is nice. You oughta try it.