wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small tan head. Brown, with some reddish colr, clear appearance. Vinuous aroma with strong malt and aroma character. Malty. Flavor is good, strong malty, caramel. Aftertaste has strong alcohol burn.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in colour with a medium sized lingering head. Nose is alcohol, anise and candied fruit. Flavour is same only more bitter than expected with a slightly metallic character to the finish. Quite good.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a medium brown head that is medium lasting. The nose is sweet but some lager funk in the nose. The taste is very rusty up front and very malty. So sweet and great, however the rust is too much for me. finish is acidic and metallic.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 bottling. Carmel, nutmeg, toffee, moderate alc in the nose. toffee, carmel, fruits, very british. reminds me of bells batch 6000
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany with a weak tan head. Aroma is fruit, syrup, anise. Puts one to mind of another spirit but not sure what. Flavor is somewhat acidic and a tad metallic. Good but not great.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
perhaps this beer needed to be aged a little more to apprecatie its beauty. Poured a nice opaque amber color with almost no head. Fruity notes in the aroma as well as alcohol, oak, and some hops. Taste was initally fruity with some candy like qualities. Alochol was present. Taste could have been mre pronounced, i found its flavor to be delicate to say the leasy. Maybe i'll age it for a year or two and re-rate it.
Bov (11870) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy ruby-brown colour with almost no foam, very complex aroma of bread, raisins, licorice, red fruits and alcohol, very sweet and oily with lot of carbonation, very long warming alcohol finish with a dry bitterness and more fruity notes - powerful and heavy but with some cloying sweetness - to enjoy like a nice cognac
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burgundy brown, sparse head. Aroma is very strongly of green apple, peach and a little bit of bell pepper. Some porto notes. Flavor is malty and classy. Sweet and articulated with lots of berry and cherry going on--this one is very winey. This scores highly fresh from the brewery; I can't wait to age some! Yum, yum, yum.
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003. got 3 more to age- but for starters- wow this is good. fruity spicy aroma, and a fruity oily aftertaste. very thick, and warming as it goes down. alcohol is hidden- i can barely taste it. this is a great barley wine that i believe will only get better the next time i open one. awesome!
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2002. Deep, deep ruby colour. Thin disappating head. Little carbonation. Smells of oak soaked in alcohol. Thick, chewy malt sweetness. Tastes of medicine and coconut. Not as hopped as I would have thought. Very warming, almost burning.