Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Pours a dark brown color, small medium brown color. Smelling this is hugely amazing. In fact, f’ing amazing. Huge bourbon and nut/fig/brown sugar/sweetness nose. Sweet dark fruit nose. Bourbon sweet candy nose. Great beer, very different..
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toronado (2007 - Barley wine festival)
Pours a dark brown with some reddsih hues with a nice tight tan head appears viscous ... with a thin head
Nose of vanilla, toffee, some figs, raisins, a l tiny bit of alcohol blending with whiskey like notes
Flavor: Is endlessly complex with layers of flavors ... one following the other like the nose malt (raisin, caramel, toffee) fruity (figs) dark brwon sugar, vanilla a fleeting glimpse of smoke, whiskey like alcohol
Overall: A fabulous complex beer intriguing titilating, inviting, beguiling, luscious and yet drinkable all at the same time.. WOW!.. No wonder this won a close second place (Indeed I was judging this session)... Absolutely MUST FIND Beer.. try a bottle now... buy a few to age
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish, brown colour with a dense tan head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate sweet notes and some alcohol. Chocolate sweet flavor with a plum fruity note.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, raisins, bourbon, and coconut. Amazing. Flavor is malt, dark fruit, bourbon, alcohol, brown sugar, toffee, and raisins. What an fantastic beer. Thanks to footbalm for this bottle.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dense brownish black, creamy tan head. Nose held intense rich notes of brown sugar, brandy, oak, caramel, and vanilla with softer toasted coconut and bourbon tones. Flavor was interwoven notes of all the above with a very nice warming effect from start to finish. Massive full bodied, soft carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Kick ass brew! Thanks for sharing Eyedrinkale.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Sampled at Monk’s Cafe Lost Abbey Dinner 2/6/07. Dark ruby brown, capped with a thin tan head. Big malty aroma; with some dried fruit and alcohol. Rich malty flavor with some toffee evident; alcohol is prominent. Well paired with chocolate cake and coffee mousse. A great end to an amazing beer dinner.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#200. 750 mil bottle from trade with WeeHeavySD. Thanks Jon! I have been saving this one for my 200th rating and I can best sum it up by saying Delicious! This is one great Barleywine. Pours a rich dark brown color with a medium to thick body. It makes a nice frothy head with some oil like consistency. Aroma is very note worthy and complex. I detected dates, raisins, brown sugar, toffee and malt. Taste is very much the same a hint of bourbon and rum in the flavor. A very complex very balanced brew that covers the alcohol nicely. Certainly deserving of it’s reputation.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW! bottle from cquiroga...black body with medium brown head...aroma of milk chocolate, bourbon, light marshmallow, vanilla, and toast...flavor is of alcohol, caramel, fruit, and marshmallow with a heavy oak backbone...perfect, enveloping mouthfeel; simply amazing
mgardner (8) - USA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Brown, nice tan head. Picked up a toffee aroma with some dark fruit, almost port like. A lot of alcohol heat in the finish. Great beer!!!
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one out in San Diego. If more barleywines tasted like this i think i would like them more. Dark Dark brown color. Lots of dark fruits and caramel/mollasses flavort to it. Most impressive.