Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at repeal prohibition festival at Schalfly. cloudy dark orange/copper with a rocky beige head. nose is very dark fruit layered with sweet alcohol. WOW, talk about a big barley here-huge caramel flavors with touches of dark fruit, resin and some green hops. Carbonation is sharp, which hinders the experience. There is quite a bit of complex things going on here, but doesnt really have much direction. THe flavors are very indifinitive. Long caramel and fruity finish. pretty decent.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy deep amber color with a tan head. Aroma is malty caramel with grassy, citrus hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, with a bitter citrus hop finish.
jaymobrown (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark tan leather color. Very sweet without the earthiness. Tangy and noticeable alcohol. Some hop bitterness in the end. Long finish. Sugar sweet flavors. Some old banana flavor in there too when it gets really dark skin and mushy.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#1034, On tap at the brewery. Hazy copper orange with just a bit of a tan frothy head. The nose is sweet, malts and hops. Dark fruits. The taste is more malty and alcoholy initially. Later hops come out more and show how hopped this thing is. Now when this thing is near room temp watch out. Sweet suggary with tons of dark fruit. Almost an entirely different beer. Alcohol seems less as it warms. Very drinkable and good.
vyvvy (3998) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition Fest along with Beerdrenched. Pours hazy deep orange with a frothy tan head. The aroma has cotton candy sweetness, toasted malt, tobacco and green hops. Full body with some fizzy carbonation. The flavor starts with toasted grainy malt with a moderate amount of sweetness with some fruitiness and grassiness. The finish is very sweet with apparent ABV and caramel. Okay barleywine.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival) Dark amber with very large head. Malt aroma. Flavor is warm malt and some hops with alcohol.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was a hop monster, very much in line with the Piece house thing. Very creamy mouthfeel, super hopped. Damn tasty. Similar to Bigfoot, but had it’s own nuances. tasty!
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly hopped barley wine...I’m in, pour me another one! On tap at Piece...shared with El_Borracho and some friends from Iowa. Big malt bomb upfront...all roasty caramel and toffee with dried fruits and brown sugar. But then the hop attack begins and what a nice surprise visit that turned out to be. The visitor was mainly of the PNW variety...grapefruit and pine...and very potent. The high abv was well hidden but showed up in the very dry finish.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey/amber in color with a holding, cream-colored head (which is an odd feat for tonights cask ales). Sweet citrus and pepper forms a hoppy aroma while ABV reveals late, suggesting that this Barley Wine is quite young. Potency is pleasant & contributes to a dry body. Flavor is rather one-dimensional in its hoppiness and I feel like I’d rather wait ’til this aged to have it in a more mellow state.
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Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Piece. Poured a dark, translucent plum with a light off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma picked up lots of sweet fruits, caramel, and other toasty dark sugars.. very sweet and very seductive. Flavor was of very heavy caramel and dark fruit at the base.. other sticky, toasty sugars, floral bitterness, and a bit of alcohol bite toward the back.. quite tasty! Creamy with well-placed floral and fruity bitterness. Great stuff!