Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one for a long time on the "Night Cap" shelf but it was a pleasant surprise. Nicely dry and malty where I expected big and syrupy sweet. Nice.
Ernesto987 (2365) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to beerlando, sweet malty aroma. Very light flavors. Some rig Malts but none of that dense Malts that you usually get in barleywines. This one is pretty drinkable
CampesinoTino (612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with lots of active carbonation and a solid inch of creamy tan head. The aroma serves up an array of caramel, date, raisin, black cherry, and alcohol notes. The taste is also heavy on the dark fruits and malt with lots of brown sugar, fig, pear, red wine and rum flavors. It’s surprisingly tart and acidic for a Barley Wine and there’s also a little bit of a doughy bread flavor going on from the yeast. Not bad but could probably use some age on it to mellow out the flavors.
alexsdad06 (3029) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle Dec. 2002 vintage via a trade at least 2 years ago (cletus?). Pours a deep reddish brown color with no head at all. The aroma is all sweet caramel malt, toffee, dark ripe fruits, hints of brown sugar and and slight touches of musty basement. The flavor has some sherry, caramelized malts, ripe fruits and slight cardboard notes. The oxidation is apparent, but this has held up pretty well. The body has suffered the most with this being more watery than I would have expected.
Reid (1596) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from "Lifesource".Salem. $2.95
LOvelly beer to look at.. hazy( morelike pea-souper) dark brown ale..with a gorgeous rocky,thick,creamy light tan head..im in love with the looks.
Great malty aromas..caramel,treacle,fresh whole wheat bread.
Thisk malty brew to drink..sour malt, unusual and throws many off..but its the same kinda sour if you ever had Monkman’s Slaughter..i like!!
Great smooth/thick mouthfeel.
I definatlly like this brew..an aquired taste, but delicious stuff.
Syzzer (449) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This seems like a sweet stout to start then there is an off putting sour finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3947) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 edition. Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick and murky exceptionally dark brown color with a small creamy tan head. The aroma was molasses, cherry, anise and was a bit metallic. The flavor was bitter and rough with notes of cherry, molasses, butterscotch, iron, earthy hops, rough fruity hops and a hint of cocoa. The finish was long with caramel and harsh fruity and earthy hops. Fairly full bodied. Decent.
adnielsen (6152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ brewpub. Colorful, dark red maroon appearance with a tan head. Mild earthy hoppy, slightly fruity nose. Big cherry, red fruity flavors along with some quite bitter, piney hops. Somewhat boozy with a very strong flavor that doesn’t make this one too smooth though it has potential.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Special Limited Dec. 2007) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted, licorice, berries, coconut, light alcoholic, ok bitterness, barley notes, cookies, dreid fruits. OK.
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is cheesy, dark malty and roasted. Dense caramelish. Sweet, caramelish, toasted malt. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.7-4-7-4-14=3.6
From tap at Brouwers. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is citric and fruity. Dry citric, barnyard, fruity and mild yeasty. Ends dry, citric and overripe fruity.