TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with absolutely no head. Aroma of fruit, sweet malt and alcohol. Lots of fruit in the flavor - raisins and figs. Licorice. Very port-like. Thick, syrupy palate. Another great beer from North Coast. I was trying to save this beer for #100. but I gave in to the temptation.
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good rich beer, taste of combination of Almond Liquer, brandy and scotch. Strong and aromic with earthy tones. mighty good
larsniclas (6141) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber, beige head.
Toffe and marcipan in both aroma and flavour, also some almond.
dwyerpg (4895) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 16, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Brown-orange with a tan head. Smells strong, like other barley wines, but reminds me of pizza for some reason. Has a very strong thick flavor. This beer (combined with others of its style) made me switch my favorite style from stout to barley wine. The best part about this beer is that it tastes like a 6 or 7% barleywine. Wonderful and (relatively) cheap.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark murky brown color. I smell some chocolate and some dark dried fruit. Upon the initial taste I do taste chocolate that quickly eludes my palate and then brings me that of the dark dried fruits and as it warms even more I taste the aroma of cedar as well as the sweet taste of malt....oh yeah and the alcohol is there on this one. Syrupy and pretty smooth for the ABV%. If barley wines are your thing I suggest you try this one.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. I’m not into Barley Wines a lot but when they are so well balanced and overwhelming with other things than just hop and alcohol I love them. And this one falls in that categorie. Intense aroma of dried fruits and herbs. Redbrown color, light brown firm head, very nice lace. Very sweet, very bitter, loads of dried fruits, portlike flavors, very herbal hops. Thick, warming and a little syrupy. Wow!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2004 Bottle. Pours a dark red like brandy with minimal off white head. Little to no nose, some nuttiness, small amount of alcohol. Small hints of caramel, brandy with a warm alcohol feel. Possibly needs alot more aging.
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in 2001. This strong winter ale poured with virtually no head, eliciting a malty aroma. This is a sippiing beer. The flavor is sweet and a bit fruity, with a very thick palate. This aged beer is much more mellow than the fresh bottle I consumed a few days ago. It turned out to be a good idea to store some of this for a while.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark brown with a ruby-red hue. Nice ligh tbrown head that collapses rather quickly though. Clear and filtered. Dry, vinous nose. Complex, full notes of dried fruit and an oaky, wooden touch. Some sweetness with a dry, bitter finish - but far from the extreme. Incredibly solid and chewy beer - the kind you can enjoy sip by sip for hours almost. A lovely Barley Wine. 060605
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber colour, yellow head. Exotic fruits nose. Yeasty flavour with hints of plum and peach. Fruity. Medium bodied.
Small notes of cherry in finish.