Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Bottle drunk 4/22. Hazy amber color with creamy tan head. The aroma was rich, fruity, and malty. Also picked up some sour milk notes. The flavor was of caramel and honey. Sweet, malty ,and chewy body. Taste like candy. Pretty good beer with a silly name.
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. mahogony pour with off white head and lacing throughout. big hops, sugar, earthy, spice aroma. medium body. wet cardboard dominates, nutty malts, wood, musky malts. not very good. pour half the bottle out
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert: Pours a transparent bright copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Sweet, caramely malty aroma with a touch of oranges and earthy hops. Body has a full, viscous caramel maltiness with some light fruity esters and a smooth, slightly warming finish. A pretty nice barleywine.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber color with a off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some bittering hops and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is malty, caramel. with a light bitter finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy deep amber color with a small creamy beige. Malty and fairly sweet. Fruity notes with some orange juice. The flavor is fruity, some tartness like orange juice notes, and sweet malt. Medium to full bodied. Sweet finish with alight bitterness and big alcohol warmth.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pretty, hazy, light ruby body. Creamy head with awesome retention. The foam atop this beer is a neat off-white and beige blend. Thick lacing appears heavy and slides downward with fervor. Earthy aroma with a (pleasant)green vegetable and rust aroma. Cinnamon is lurking deep below, but strong inhalation brings plenty to the fore. Big caramel and moderate citric hoppiness, tart in its expression. Odd, yes. Enjoyable, mostly. Flavor is still odd, though slightly better than the nose. Hops are heavy and the flavor overall is very bitter. Heavily toasted grains lurk about. Alcohol seems well masked, but this is monstrously warming late in the finish. Though hot, the finish has a great deal of balance. Palate is thick, moderately sticky, creamy, with a sweetness that gets a little cloying. Off the wall barleywine.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy boboski. Pours a fairly cloudy dark maroon with a very thin light tan head. Smells of rich caramel, dark malts, molasses, and light fruit. A little sweet smelling. Taste has alot of silky caramel, goes down easy for 11%. Very malty, with a little woodiness to it. I dont think thats a word. Slightly bitter towards the finish, that is slightly fruity, but mostly smooth caramel and a hint of vanilla. Pretty damn good.
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a cloudy dark copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, carmel, brown sugar and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, molasses, light prune and a light hint of grapefruit with a lingering moderatly bitter finish. Avery enjoyable Barleywine!
Beaver (1427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy tea color with a creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet caramel malts, cola and some dark fruit and melon. It has some spicy medicinal alcohol notes.
The flavor is sweet caramel and cola with a slightly bitter alcohol finish. It’s too sweet, almost cloying, and has a bit of an off aftertaste. It is pretty mild tasting for a barley wine. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with velvety carbonation.
Overall, a strange beer. Excellent appearance and mouthfeel, just off on the nose and flavors.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially I was thinking this was a pretty average barley wine. Then it seemed to smooth out and open up. It turned out to be a really excellent malt accented barley wine, with hints of vanilla and caramel covered fruits.