dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, hazy, intense hop and dried fruit aroma, flavors are an earthy cherry and caramel, with a pleasant hop finish. Sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Very good.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle thanks to kramer17801 for this one. this is damn delicious. pours a dark red with little head. reminds me so much of old foghorn with a kick. caramel malts. hops barley and a light fruity taste. this is damn good. very very good i love this beer. i wish i had another. thank you kramer
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle courtesy of my main man Wohlfs. Pours medium brown with a huge light beige head, that lasts the whole beer. Big roasted malt, burnt grain aroma up front. Some fruity hops in the background. Piney/citrus hop kick grabs hold right off the bat in flavor, gives way to a nice mollasses and caramel/residuel sugar flavor through the middle. Full bodied, syrup mouthfeel. As it warms aroma gets a warming/alcohol bite to it. Very "hot" still, needs some age. Still very good right now.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2004 vintage. Pours a reddish brown with a thin head and not much carbonation. Smells like dried fruit, caramel, hops, malts, and cherry. The flavor was fairly hoppy with a nice warming feel to it - plenty of fruit and sugary notes. I’d like to try it again after it’s aged a bit longer.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper-brown with a big beige head. Aromas of caramel malt and citrusy hops and a little bit of wood. Excellent balance of malt and hops and nice and thick on the palate. Excellent barleywine.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured copper with a nice tan head. Very nice looking beer with good lacing. Aroma has caramel, mollases, cherry, apple and vanilla. Oak and vanilla are certainly in the taste along with apple and bourbon. The alcohol is hidden very well. This is a good Barley Wine.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur rougeâtre tirant vers le brun, mousse brune pale plutôt diminuante. Arômes d’alcool, d’anis, de vanille, de levure, de bois et de pétrole. Puissantes flaveurs d’alcool, de bois et de houblon amérisant, témoignant pleinement de l’énorme présence alcoolique. Carbonatation piquante, texture huileuse.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Pours a deep mahogany color with a sticky tan head. Aroma is malty with flowers. Flavors are molasses, cherry pie, carmel, smoked peat, and alcohol with a surprising bubble gum-like hop finish. Somewhat bready and syrupy. Very wll made.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 (From bottles and on tap at Siboire, in Sherbrooke):
Darker coloured than the 2002. Earthy yeast dries up the many berries and candied figs. Wood is evoked, rendering sagacity to the surrounding elements.
Citrusy hops flourish through the big bubbles and strong carbonation. Wood gets along with the burrowing alcohol, and caramelized malt sweetness balances out the salient resinous finish.
A magnificently disshevelled Christmas tree.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color, a light tan foamy head. Nose is quite bitter and hoppy, unexepected, with some light yeast and dough notes. Taste is hopps up front with a good amount of yeast, bread, dough, and malt mixed very well. Balance in your mouth is very well done. Has the here comes the bitterness just kidding mouth full of bread attitude. I liked it alot.