Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Nice dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and citrusy and not unlike an IIPA. Taste is a quite bitter but balanced by equally high residual sweetness, and lingering fruity notes. $5/22oz
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours mohogany with a compact light tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel malt, toffee, and hops. The flavor is caramel, fruit, citrus, and piney hops. Good brew.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark amber with a nice head. has a fresh sweet grassy aroma, very not barley wine... but nice. mouth is sweet and malty with some fuityness that is overtaken with a big floral hop. way over hopped for a barley wine, but i like it. it is like a barley wine for hop heads. pleasantly different
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This had a small head.dark murky brown.Aroma was somewhat inviting of sweet caramel and biting green apple tart.It has a heavy body and malt taste.Very much a barley wine.I am not a big barley wine fan,so i didn’t enjoy this beer .The barley wine flavor is very strong.Kind of medicine taste,with a sweet caramel topper.Hard for me to drink this,as it is a heavy tasting beer.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled as 2nd Anniversary Ale, number 4884/6000. Murky, opaque mahogany body with a sturdy tan head and sticky patch lace. Aroma is toffee, caramel, burnt brown sugar, and dark fruits. Creamy body is almost full bodied. Taste has some roast, dark fruits, molasses, grapefruit and pine hops and alcohol warming. More like a Belgian strong dark ale with serious hops bittering than a barleywine.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet malt, some hoppiness, and some alcohol. A nice mahogany color. Man is this hoppy. Really not too balanced. Some sweet fruitiness, but a ton of hops. This is pretty much an IIPA. The beer has a lot of gumption. It attacks the palate. Fan - fucking - tastic!
Kinz (3514) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty deep amber with a hint of ruby, good head. Aroma of toffee and boiled grapefruit. Flavor was a significant load of toffee malts with a bitter, almost acrid, sour grapefruit hop finish. The individual components weren’t bad in and of themselves, but ultimately the toffee and grapefruit did not hang well with each other. Muddled.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, banana bread, caramel, and spices. Flavor of hops, bready malt, fruitiness, cocoa, and toffee with a somewhat bitter, dry finish.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours clear red amber color with a very large, totally retained beige colored head. Aroma is significantely piney, hoppy, also some caramel, faint licorice. The flavor is also rather greenly hoppy, with some nice malt caramel sweetness, but just a bit. A very hop forward barleywine, which is just fine by me.
jonas (6104) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown, nice creamy golden head. Fairly citrussy, some licorice. Dry herbal, citrus, caramel, anis. Medium foamy body. Very interresting.