cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2004 Pineapple aroma. Hop flavor truly complex, went from a Cascade like beginning and rounded out to more than just grapefruit. Noted pine and orange among other fruity notes. Alcohol evident but not intrusive. Very good, one I will get again and again.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the deep color and the fruity, spicy nose prepare one for a grand beer. The rye add nuances to the flavor. They also do a good job of getting a surprisingly strong hop finish.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Batch44: Deep,dark,golden colored ale,with a huge,overcarbonated,froth,of a head. Killer lacework is left in patches. Aroma is complex(hops). Intense pine,grass,floral hop aromas with plenty of fruity malts,wood,and bread. Peppery yeast is very refreshing smelling. Mouthfeel is spritzy but the body is still thick. Sweet,bready malt flavors are underlying to the "10" hop varities in the beer.Granted this is fresh and not a bad thing.Toffeeish,hop-resin,spicy alcohol finish.Alcohol is hid well and acidity is little to none.Some fine beer coming from this place!
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks notalush !well its a Barley wine night , Bluegrass Bearded Pats Barleywine Style Ale , Then a Anchor Old Foghorn Ale, a 99 Fullers Vintage after this and then the prize a Victory Old Horizontal later on. I have already had Behemoth and wonder if any BW is better.Batch #42 here This one poured in to a picture ready for the cover of All About Beer. HUGE frothy head almost like a movie where Richard Dreyfuss is making something out of shaving cream.This is a foam that would have sunk the Titanic it lasts,lingers and billows.Superb lace,poured it 14 minutes ago and I am still waiting for it to subside.Deep golden amber, smells of tropical fruits, and it is absolutley teasing me waiting for the head to ease.Awesome rich full bodied, gorgeous palate.fruity yeast abounds. candy sweetness, resiny,roses, some sherry and washington apples a truly refined beer,Quality resonates here, a superb choice and ultimately Recommended.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of alcohol, yeast, fruit, and hops. Sweet like honey. Fantastic. Unfortunately, I’m a klutz and I knocked over the glass when it was only half way through - I’ll have to find another one soon so my husband will talk to me again.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice golden color, aroma is complex, hops, sugar, fruit flavors. The palate is think, full and rich. I love the hops on the finish, it"s quite bitter.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick and cloudy light brown,lasting tan head.Lightly alcoholic malt nose. Malt flavor with medium alcohol heat.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty and fruity aroma. Large, white overflowing head on a medium amber body. While the flavor bursts with fruits and candy, the finish is complete with a light touch of chocolate. Not a bad barleywine.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very, very nice. Has a lot of sediment in it, which gives it a hazy appearance. Medium head, soft white in color. A lot of carbonation. Nice blend of hops and flavor, with neither pushing the other out.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity, malty aroma. Very light in color for a barley wine. To me it tastes more like a highly hopped Belgian. A new favorite of mine