turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured dark caramel with a thick brownish head.
Aroma is malt,hops and alcohol .
Flavor is sweet malt and alcohol and much to sweet for my taste.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 (on bottle 2004 edit.) On the good side, this beer proves that I still have ground to cover in turms of tastes. This one was too hefty for me, way overmuch. Mahogony color and a small, lasting beige head. Hoppy , very; nose, with notes of wallnuts, earth, chocolate and alcohol- A very powerfull, allmost cognac-ish alcoholic a bit too high carbonation. Finish is lightly burning and with impressions of calvados(me donīt like calvados), wood and chocolates. Way to big and alcohol-flavoured -filled beer for me.
Bumhoolery (1) - USA - APR 27, 2005 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2003 ed. Very pleasant aroma, deep reddish tint, but I just didnít dig this. Not very hoppy, sweet and nutty, but the flavor doesnít come through too strongly through all the alcohol. Not bad, but not worth the price.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle. 2007 Vintage. Shouldnít these different batches be in separate listings?
Cloudy reddish brown color. Initial tan head that quickly faded. Small bubbles rising strickly from the middle of the glass. Overyly sweet smell of plums and yams. No detectable hops in the aroma. Thick and flat palate to this high gravity brew. Tremendously sweet raisin and added sugar flavor, overpowering the malt and obliterating any hops that are part of the blend. The high sugary flavor must be needed to make 11.7% palatable (as compared to say Samiclaus) but it makes it a tad too sweet to truly enjoy.
xuhuckit19 (16) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The high alcohol content is very evident with this beer. very little was done to incorporate other subtle tastes with the alcohol. It is very in your face and not really my thing.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2003 Bottle. I'm not sure what makes a beer young. I also don't know why people thought this beer was amber colored. It looked like a deep ruby color to me. It smelled malty, tasted like brown sugar and alcohol. To me it tasted like an average barley wine. Nothing special about this beer, except the high alcohol content.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vintage 2004. Pours small head but grows a little bit befor disapating. Smell and tastes of strong alcohol. Not a big single malt scotch fan and just do not a beer that tastes like one.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle-pours a tan head and amber/brown color. Aroma is sweet, syrupy medium malt, medium/dark fruit-prune, licorice/molasses, alcohol/boozy-rum/scotch, woody. Taste is sweet, syrupy medium malt, medium/dark fruit-prune, licorice/molasses, alcohol/quite boozy-rum/scotch, woody/spicy hops. OK carbonation. Kind of an English Strong Ale. Sipping. Not my taste and on the fringe for the style.
Kingi (462) - - OCT 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good aroma ruined by alcohol. Sweetness and alcohol with bitter hops that stick to ur gums. Again ruined by the pushing alcohol. Not for me.
Vestlake (136) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didnít like much about this beer. It was my first Barley Wine and I obviosly donít get the style. I guess if you like the style, youíll like this well enough.