SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle - picked up at the stumbling monk; copper with slight haze and lots of carbonation; white head fades but leaves some lacing; aromas of hops, sugar and alcohol; drinks crisp to a dry finish; malty backbone and not as much hops flavor given the aromas
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stumbling Monk: Amberish in color, slightly fiery, visible sediment floats about, large foamy off-white head, good
retention, decent lacing.   Looks great!   Resiny nose, pine, hops, some powdery sugar like notes.   This could be a Double IPA.
After one taste I would think this is a Double IPA.   Not enough malts for a Barley Wine.   Still fairly tasty though.
Finishes fairly clean, lingering powdery sugar like flavors.   Pine and hops throughout.   Better than I expected, if a little more
of a IIPA.   Surprised to find this in Seattle.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at The Stumbling Monk in Seattle on October 18, 2007. Pours a thin, dissipated white head with a red body. Fruity peaches, soap, lemonade and cherries in the aroma. Flavour is good with a strong malt base and passion fruit finish. Very good.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, a citrus hops. Flavor had big alcohol taste mixed a nice hop action and lots of fruit and malt flavors.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I have now had to bottles of this and they both failed tremendously. First bottle was flat. Second bottle, had lots of life as it poured but turned out to be sour as hell and terribly disappointing. What a shame.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color, medium head. Malty with a strong hop finish. Rich and complex flavor, nutty and chocolaty, yet with a distinct hop spiciness. Full bodied. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Finish is dry and hoppy. Not a lot of alcohol bite, despite an 8.5 % alcohol content.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Vibrant, hazy amber. Smells typical BW. Crystal malt and grapefruit with an undertone of fruity yeast. Loads of citrus. Light earth and chocolate.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy dark copper with a thin, sticky light tan head. Light carbonation. Funky aroma. Sour, yet malty and loaded with cooked veggies (donít know which ones but itís really disgusting). Sour (Iím talking beyond Lambic sour) and sticky with underlying hops and maybe some maltiness. Just too sour and the aroma and now some veggie flavor has leaked in. This is going in the drain. This has got to be a bad sample or theyíve created a new style of Barleywine.
DeKreeft2799 (18) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great great beer
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown color, with a moderate beige head and fair lace. Nose is malt with slight hints of caramel, the middle is medium, the finish some what semi-sweet, dry, and a nice hop presence. Average as BWís go, not great, but drinkable.