padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toncatcher shared this 750 ml bottle from a trade he made. Interesting flavors in this barley wine. I enjoyed it.
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared with toncatcher. Mostly clear caramel color with aromas of molasses, raisin, prune, other dried fruit. Flavor were similar with touches of alcohol in the background. A nice sipping beer.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle thanks to ththresh! Poured a clear, fiery reddish-orange with a nice initial cap of beige head that settles down to a thin film after a few minutes. The aroma was on the heavy side with sweet darker fruits, vanilla, and booze-laden toasted oak all upfront with subtle nuances of buttered toffee, pine tar, and herbal notes surrounding.. quite pleasant. The flavor had smoky caramel, toffee, and an array of mixed toasted fruits with strong, alcohol-fueled herbal bitterness riding through the finish.. tasty, but a bit sharp at the very back. Heavier-bodied with a creamy, well-carbonated middle and a long sweet herbal finish. Very good stuff.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 5/8/07: Clear copper orange with a nicely-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with a touch of oaky wood and oranges. Body starts fairly full and toasty pale malty sweet with a slightly drier finish that hides the abv well. Has lots of fresh oaky flavor and some light fruity notes. A pretty nice barrel-aged barleywine.
IrishBoy (3883) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle from Beerdrenched; been in the cellar for about a year! Aging well! Nose of caramel and plums (not very strong); Rusty colored with a big glass-lacing beige head; Flavor of oak, bourbony alcohol, and dark fruit; finish shows off the oak and some alcohol.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At C-U Beer Club. Dark orange/copper with a fleeting fizzy head. Aroma of campfire, vanilla, dried cherries, molasses, hot toddy. Slight syrupy texture and medium to full bodied. The sweetness in the flavor was made less intense by the alcohol and wood. Not a bad drink.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House when I stopped on the way to Dark Lord Day.
I assume this was left over from Gravity Head.
Very clear dark amber body with a fleeting off-white head.
The aroma is lightly sweet and begs for more complexity.
The flavor follows the aroma and adds some oak.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Indiana Microbrewers Festival from a bottle - Aroma of hoppy caramel, oak and leather. Pours transparent brown with a small head. Flavor is woody, caramel, vanilla and a touch of earthy hops. Palate is smooth and sticky with the alcohol hidden well. A nice BW.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy copper color with a medium off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is faint but has a wood and malty scent. Flavor is malty with a definite wood flavor to it. Finish is caramel with a definite alcohol taste. One of the better Schlafly offerings, although maybe not worth the price.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, moderate head with solid lacing and retention. Aroma is wood, caramel, vanilla, light hops. Medium to heavy body with a fairly sweet finish. Alcohol hidden well. Enjoyable but not big/complex enough to make me go whoa.