scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2010
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Maybe it’s unfair to rate this but I had a pull from a bottle recently and it’s a watery cardboard mess. The flip tops don’t hold up so well over time.
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a tasting a few years back. Very similar to the 2004+ version, just a tad bit weaker, though that could have been due to age as well.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old No. 1 Barley Wine Style Ale--2000 Brewing--2003-A 16.9 oz. Bottle. 9.10% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Brewed 1/12/2000. Big thick sediment hazes clear dark copper bronze color. Light head. Rich tangy front with floral malt notes. Dry sweet yeasty smoky fruity body. Flat mild hop end. Hot unbalanced brew. Sampled 12/16/2003.
Old No. 1 Barleywine Style Ale--2001 Brewing--2003-B 16.9 oz. Bottle. 9.90% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Brewed 1/4/2001. Big sediment. Mild head. Clear dark amber color. Astringent mild hop front. Sweet malty citrus caramel body is fruty yeasty and rich but mellows with sediment. Hot tangy citrus end. Citrusy. Sampled 7/16/2004.
Old No. 1 Barleywine Style Ale--2002 Brewing--2003-C 16.9 oz. Bottle. 9.96% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear dark amber bronze color. No head. Mild ester hop front. Smooth mellow semi sweet malty fruity body. Mild hop mild EtOH end. Mellowed with age Thank God. Sampled 1/10/2005.
Old No.1 Barleywine Ale--2004 Release--2003 16.9 oz. Bottle. 9.10% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Hazy ugly muddy light brown color. Mild hop front. Semi-sweet tangy crisp caramel mild fruit ester creamy body. Citrus mild EtOH hop end. Improved From Last Year. Mild hops. Sampled 1/4/2004.
AmEricanbrew (6171) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5 liter bottle bottled on Jan. 4- 2001. The pop top bottle pours a beautiful clear garnet color. Thin head and very little carbonation. . Smells of candy sugars, sweet brown raisons, with bread and yeast, like a fresh baked cinnimon roll. Has a sweet raison taste surrounded by a dry, almost sour port wine flavor.Medium bodied with a flat mouth feel. Finishes with an appropriate alcohol taste on the breath.
oh, the joy of aged beers.
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - tasting in the vaults of hi international seattle. not particularly distinctive - brownish amber, toffee aroma, some vanilla and sultanas, quite sweet, soft, not bad
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep coludy auburn/brown with no head. Aromas of a semidry chardonnay and a muskiness. Flavor is slightly nbitter with flavors of nuts, honey, apple/pear juice and a light smokiness. A decent barleywine.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish muddy brown..smells very vinious, hinting at a semi-dry chardonney with some oak cask and sour grape touches...very vinious, white wine and cork-like flavors with a little maltiness behind it. No hoppiness really save a faint whisper of bitterness in the finish...
Aurelius (4506) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2000 vintage, found in the deep recesses of a friend’s fridge. Deep brown, murky coloring, not much head, good latchkey bottle, lots of sludge in the bottom after 5 years or so. Complex flavor and aroma -- tannic, bocky malt, fruit, bitter wood, raisins, plums, nuts. Warming without an ABV assault. Long, tangy bitter finish with the west coast hops. Mouth was a bit light. A conversation piece, but not terribly enjoyable.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle-In the vaults of HI International. Milk chocolate, sweet malty and smooth, not particularly robust. Some sherbert and vanilla, sugary aswell. Smooth, perhaps a little too smooth.
presario (4748) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Burnt raisan and plum aroma. Reddish brown. The worst barley wine I have tasted. Perhaps a barley wine lambic. Tastes like lemon juice and vinegar. I think that this is what Christ drank on the cross.