kapusta (87) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy and malty with a lot of sweet flavors. Nice balance of roasted maltiness and floral hops. Only downfall, in my opnion would be that this was somewhat cloying.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 750ml reserve bottle at the Iron Hill in North Wales. Poured a medium and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, caramel, pine, and some dark fruits. Tastes of dark fruits and citrus. I liked the aromas but found the tastes to be weaker and didnít live up to the smells. Thinner body as well.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown in color with roasted malt smell. Taste of roasted malt with some hop flavor. Thin body. an O.K beer
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma coming off this beer was sweet and malty with some hops in it but not much. Taste is dark fruits, and spicy with a nice alcohol burn in the finish. I liked it.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Poured a hazy, brownish red color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of strawberries, caramel malt, light vanilla, pine, cirus, and dark, dried fruits, and a pleasant floral hoppiness as well. Taste of sweet malts, sherry, dark fruits, spicy hops, grapefruit, and strong alcohol in the finish.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wilmington. Body is a super-hazy brownish amber with a pillowy tan head. The nose is sweet and hoppy. Upon the first sip my tastebuds are assaulted by massive amounts of hops. Very citrusy and piney. This is good! Not much balance in the malt department except some background sweetness, but it works well. Finish is extremely dry and tangy. Definitely not the same beast as the Old Tom. This barleywine follows in the (enormous) footsteps of SN Bigfoot, and does it well. Very tasty barleywine!