eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2003 very interesting stuff - i agree with duff that it's belgian tasting - reminded me a lot of dupont moinette blond. bready, yeasty, herbal, leafy, richly buttery-malty, subtly infused with passionfruit and dried apple, finishing with an orangey tartness, and long dry tobacco aftertaste - bloody hell this was a very unique, beautiful, amazingly complex beer. thanks duff
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite big and sweetish. Nose and flavour are very Belgian to me. Quite floral, peppery and spicy, with a bittering finish, helping to balance out the sweetness. A really enoyable beer, a bit saisony aswell.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
my first hair of the dog, i believe that i’ve been bit. golden orange in color. no real lacing. tastes, smells and looks like a barley wine. complex aroma and taste. to the nose: lots of alcohol, malt and some maple syrup. strong alcohol flavor especially as the beer begins to warm. other flavors include apple and some sourness. can’t wait to try more hair of the dog.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 Re-rate: Dark amber/golden color with big off white head. Aroma has caramel, light citrus notes, hints of pineapple, corriander, and a vague spiceness. Flavor is malty, fair amount of caramel, definite presence of rye towards the middle, with a spicey finish, well balanced that leans just slightly to the bitter side. A little over carbonated for my tastes.
Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a beautiful velvet-like white head. Aroma is reminds me of a belgian tripel: orange and strawberries give a fruity character, with light hoppy notes interspersed, a candi sugar backbone intermingled with malt and belgian spices. Flavor is malty up front, with candi sugar lending a perfect amount of sweetness, very carbonated (a little too much), with a slighlty bitter finish and an alcohol warmth as is drops down. Very crisp and clean; hides its alcohol remarkably well. An exellent brew.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2003 Aroma: Smelled like a delicious chocolate malt.
Appearance: Poured a cloudy orange color with a huge long lasting head!
Flavor: Tastes like more chocolate with a strong hop finish. The chocolate taste surprised me because of the color of this beer.
Palate: Had a nice mouthfeel to it!
Overall: Found this to be a good beer which hid its alcohol extremely well. This wasn't like any Barley Wine I've ever had, as I usually dislike that style. I will definitely try this again, but I must be careful to watch that 10% ABV. It is well hidden in this beer!
beerbastard (736) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale hazy copper, with a lasting head that held on the sides of the glass. Interesting nose, a lemon like hop that stands out over a mild chocolate coffee aroma. This has a vanilla sweetness that balances with the hop bitterness. A long finish that starts out sweet and ends dry. The alcohol becomes evident as it warms up during the tasting. A different beer, I love it, because it has a lot of things going on, but it is almost in a class/style of its own. This seems common with all of the hair of the dog beers.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great cloudy orange color with huge foamy head. Taste of bread and yeast, sugar and malt, hops and spice. I did not get the barleywine taste that some of the others report, just a lot of alcohol typical in a tripel.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2003 great beer. hybrid between a standard malty barleywine and a belgian tripel.
aroma was sugary and alcoholic.
taste is a wave of malt layered with spices , raisins pepper and a big hop tide.
very complex and tasty-
obxdude10 (2085) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent barleywine, very tangy on the tongue, nice cloudy copper color, full bodied, the head just overflowed once out of the bottle, very well balanced
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 2, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bitter and metallic on the back of the tongue, aroma is very faint and malty, very brilliant copper color, typical barley wine... good but not great.