turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2000
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5276) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
LCRBM2. Murky brown. Flowery hops, light chocolate, vineous. Complex flavor - Flowery and fruity (orangepeel), wooden, roasted finish. Good chewy body.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours brownish with a tan head. Smells of raisins, plums, figs, some tartness, light oxidation. Tastes earthy and sweet with some spicy elements, sweet citrus, some cherry notes, dusty on the finish.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper with some orange and a nice fine particled head. Aroma is sweet fruit and caramel malt. The flavor is slightly nutty but mostly sweet caramel. Syrupy body but not overly full. Overall a decent barley wine.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] Aroma of malts, sherry and fruits. Aroma is quite good. Hazy brown coloured with no head. Taste is sweet, siruppy-malty, fruity and some alcohol. Sticky finish.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, LCRBM. Pleasant and strong malty, fruity aroma. Hazy, brown color, small off-white head, fair lace. Sweet, fruity and lots of hops. A heavy beer yet still very drinkable.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2000
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not quite as good as it was last year, which tasted very similar to Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot, but still noteworthy indeed. Just a little too fruity this year. Very complex & tasty flavor though; full bodied on the palate. As far as I know, only available in the downstairs bar.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Nose malty, toffee and butterscotch. Alcohol very well-masked, very malty, subtle sweetness, caramel/toffee notes, a bit smoky. Full, good palate, but could use a bit more carbonation.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly copper apperance. Aroma is of caramel malt, hints of honey. Expected more sweetness on the taste. Thick and sticky mouthfeel with too little carbonation. OK barleywine.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date: 9/10/2008 Source:Richbrau Brewery Reserve bottles courtesy of the brewers. THANKS MIKE
2002 - Raisin plum with some grainy astringency. Hop flavors still come through and lots of bitterness 7,4,6,3,13,3.3
2003 - Aroma rich and malty, dark fruits with spicy alcohol warming 6,4,6,4,17,3.7
2005 - Caramel, dark fruits, even a nice pipe tobacco note. Big spicy hop bitterness and lots of alcohol. 6,3,7,3,15,3.5