Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Strong Ale Fest San Diego
As it set in my sample glass, an unblurred brown or deep mahogany if you’re so inclined with a smallish light tan head, that was spumous in texture, the lace quite thin. Nose was sweet malt with hints of fusel alcohol, caramel, pleasant as noses go with the start quite sweet and malt laden and the top moderate in feel. Finish had a lenient carbonation, the hops purposeful in their spiciness, quite dry and somewhat salty aftertaste, drinkable but not a great barleywine as one would expect from the “Name”!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper brew that looked to have all things going for it. Beautiful appearance and nose.Sweet malty front but had an undrinkable salty finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful reddish color with a thin tan head. malty up front flavor, but unfortunately had a salty finish, which really disappointed me. had this on tap at pizza port's 2003 strong ale fest
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a nice name this brew brings with it. Actually pretty damn good for a barleywine. Wasn't over jagered in the flavor, kinda smooth and hid the alcohol well. Not bad at all.
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Toronado Barley Wine Festival. Woody, vinous, and bitter with a weird aftertaste. Brewed with all English malt and aged for 5 months.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Cloudy. No head whatsoever. Huge malt aroma that I could smell from three feet away. Some hops in the nose. Flavor of dark crystal malts. Some hop flavor and a fair amount of bitterness. Somewhat sweet. Alcohol flavor. Creamy. Tastes a little young. Needs time to age and round out a little. Probably would be better with a few points knocked off the ABV. Fairly good though.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best thing about this beer is the name, but the flavor isn’t half bad either. Typical barleywine, but exceptionally smooth and drinkable.
djnicotine99 (17) - Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
These leeps are sarseelon. You guys. Thunderpussyleeps are the greatest!!!!!!!