Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 22oz bomber; this poured an orange-tinted amber with a thin but prominately standing cover of thin foam. Light sugary aroma. The sweet brown sugar (surprise?) flavor was mellow -- I’d never peg this for an almost 10% ABV beer. This drinks very easily, only slightly warming with a nice full but casual Barleywine-like burn, with a slight hoppy tingle to finish it. Good. (#2796, 4/14/2007)
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Clear, amber golden with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Full in body with sweet accents of caramel - somewhat medicinal. The finish is dry. 060407
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to Styles for the bomber. lots and lotsa caramel in the nose on top of a brown pour with some lace. flavor is more caramel with some, not a lot, of brown shugga. also got some flavors of breakfast cereal. medium bodied and not a lot of carbonation. not as hoppy as a lot of BW’s, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
chicagobears (431) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of pine and citrus with cookie dough. I was surprised by the hop aroma for a "barely wine". A very good balance between brown sugga, caramel and hops. The alcohol is hardly noticeable. Finishes sticky sweet.
jcwattsrugger (11450) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining foamy light tan head that laces and dark copper color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet/caramel, hops. Taste is balanced medium malt-sweet/caramel, hops-bitterness which keeps the sweetness under control. Alcohol. A bit raw but nice.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with hoppy and fruity notes. Malty, caramel and alcohol sweet flavour. Light dry and hoppy finish with notes of sweet malts.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber colour. Quite sweet caramel and malty alcohol aroma. Flavour: weet caramel, malty with some dark fruits and hoppy with alcohol. Good brew.
Nejhleader (1325) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice brew. good body, strong sweet taste with caramel blended in.
bscanlon (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very drinkable barleywine. cellar for a year and see what happens. over all great balance of alcohol and taste.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This had a tan brown color with a medium firmed head. The aromas had a nice hint of sweet caramel and the malt hopped aromas really pushed the finish. High in Alcohol but a nice effort.