CriticsBane (2) - USA - JUL 10, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well made modern take on this rare style. Very rich and complex, beautifully balanced. Maybe a bit to dark but that's a small thing.
ravidesai (938) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
take their grog and double it.
dark nutty brown, with a foam head, lot of malt in the nose.
sweet and heavy with a great malt base and a bit of smoke. as with the other nodding head beers very enjoyable and drinkable.
lowner (19) - astoria, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draft at the Split thy Skull event at Sugarmoms in Philadelphia. Maybe the best beer there. It is what you would always want in a weee heavy. Not light but not crazily heavy (though I may be a poor judge because I love barleywines as strong as you can make them). Awesome scotch ale flavor and a bit roastier than I think the style normally ascertaines, which was a bonus. Great beer
Jayb0 (916) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a lovely beer with a fig dessert. Deep chocolate brown, malty and slightly smoky aroma. Full mouth feel, very creamy. Flavors of dark fruit and slight smoke. Firm malt without being overbearing. Warming alcohol. Well done.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on draft at the Split thy Skull event at Sugarmoms is Phila. Was a little on the sweet side. Pured a little flat.
Braudog (5028) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2003
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as coal with toffee-tan head. Light sweet nose. Smooth. Sweet-yet-substantial with an interesting crisp finish. Superior beer.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2001
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A very thick, malty beer, though it had a distinct alcohol taste which I don’t like in beers. It was quite fizzy with a weak aroma.