notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Waterfront Ale House, Brooklyn - very clear, light red/copper with a tiny, frothy head - the alcohol slaps you in the face with the first sniff, smelling almost like rubbing alcohol with sugar and caramel mixed into it - the alcohol presence gets a little more subdued after the initial whiff, but always remains quite present underneath the faint, bready aroma - the flavor is much the same - really astringent at first, with some fruity esters along with it that donít quite seem like they are intended to be there - cloying caramel sweetness - more alcohol near the finish - this beer is really a mess - criminally bad, indeed.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glwoing clear amber. Caramel butter with a great grape aroma. Minty caramel flavors. Simple palate, some carbonation, not oily but not watery either. Not entirely clean finish, but not bad either. Not bad but not good. Very English.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks nice in the glass: sparkling clear amber with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is sweet with hints of floral hops. The flavor is pretty boring, a bit of cookie mixed with alcohol and raisins. A good bit more bitter than a typical English style BW but yet still not an American styled BW either. Fairly light bodied for the style but not overly so. Not horrible for a marketing exercise.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruitiness, a hint of oxidation and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and warming. Flavors of brown sugar, light carmel, apple and a hint of spice with a lingering warming moderatly bitter finish.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got some spiced fruit in the aroma.Pours light copper with no head.Spiced fruit in the flavor.A little thin with some alcohol in the finish.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright copper, diminishing head, bit of lace. Nose of cookie dough like malts, slight fruit, grassy hops. Medium bodied, texture a bit watery, I like BW to be chewey, some nice malt flavors, fruity phenols, alcohol is noticeable, a bit hot but not oppressive but its flavor really hangs around along with a hop bitterness that does light my ass on fire. I dunno, not enjoing it, needs more balance. Very average brew for me, may not even finish it.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew is a bright copper color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Minimal lacing is evident. Aroma of earthy malt and pungent fruit, as well as some citrusy hops. Medium-bodied (watery at times) with malt and spice flavors, along with touches of hops and alcohol. More hoppy in the finish, with a lingering alcohol aftertaste. As a Barley Wine I feel it should be more robust. Pretty average on everything except the aroma.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is medium statured and somewhat lively, retention is fair, lace is scattered, nominal but sticky. Appearence is clear, bright copper hue, fairlt attractive. Nose if fruity, delicate, lightly spicey, bready and malty. Body is medium, palate is lightly oily. Medium sweet malt flavors are a bit bready and doughy, caramelly, hops are a touch grassy, lightly earthy with faint citrus notes as well. Finish is sweet and woodsy.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice amber color off white head. A nice hoppy tatse with a slight caramel aroma. light in flavor to the alocohol in the brew,. Gthis was the weakest baelry wine I have ever had. Need more barley wine flavor.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 Poured a caramel color with a small, off white head that left very light lacing on the glass. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, caramel malts, some nuts, and a bit of toasted dough. Strong alcohol, some metal, and acrid, rotten fruits. Sweet, with caramel malts, and molasses. Not enjoyable, went down the drain.