GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:Clear red-amber,good head...
Flavor:alcohol,pine hops,caramel flavor......
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep red with full head and good lacing. The best way to descibe this beer is balance. Very sweet and malty backbone with a perfect amount of hops to counteract. Alos a gentle spicyness that adds depth. Too sweet to drink a lot of, but well done.
GregClow (2914) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with tupalev, jerc, blankboy & HogTownHarry - courtesy of tupalev. Dark amber colour with a few little floaties. Aroma is quite sweet (brown sugar, natch) and warm, with a well hopped end note. Flavour is sweet as well, with some boozy warmth and hop bitterness coming through in the finish. A bit simple, but nice.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing nose of spice, malt, perfume, fruit, flowers, & oddly enough, brown sugar. This
brew pours from the bottle a dark copper with ruby highlights. The large frothy beige
head has good retention and lacing. This brew has exceptional balance. The somewhat
warm middle finishes with a bold intensity. The full body is dry and soft.
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a small head. Nose is Fruity with hints of brown sugar (duh). Flavor is a bit bitter, which I wasnít expecting. The borwn sugar and malt flavors are definately there too. The alcohol is well hidden behind the other strong flavors. Good, but more bitter than what I normally drink.
Gorbalev (2958) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, GregClow, and Jerc, my bottle obtained in a trade with Presario (thanks). Really nice sweet and alcoholic aroma - lots of brown sugar (no really). Golden/dark brown, small white head. Lovely burning alcohol in taste, and very sweet (and a little burnt sugary). Nice and simple and straightforward but very well done. Just a nice sweet alcohol sipper.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a cloudy dark amber with tons of sediment and a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, brown sugar, hops and alcohol. Flavour follows the aroma, itís sweet with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Itís simple and perhaps not complex enough for a Barley Wine but I enjoyed it and would gladly have it again.
NachlamSie (2810) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours amber with a nice frothy head. The aroma was suprisingly hoppy, I guess I was expecting a sweet brown ale or something of the sort. The nose is rich of pine, grass, and then the sweet caramel/sugar base makes itself known. The flavor lives up to the aroma, itís like a pale ale with a ridiculously rich malty base that almost offsets the hops. 9.9%? I canít detect it.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle. Sweet aroma and some alcohol. Brown body with tan head. Had a decent mix of sweet malts and hop bitterness. Sweet sugar dominated the flavor to give it a sticky feel. Smooth on palate thought this one would be too sweet but wasnít.
jercraigs (8073) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ruby brown body with a creamy beige head and lots of floaties. Mild aroma of malt and brown sugar is pleasant but restrained. Big sweet malt and sugars in the flavour are quite pleasant. Fairly prominent alcohol is distracting but not abrasive. Medium palate. Pleasant but likely best served on its own in a snifter, not amidst a crowd of other beers.