quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well, its definitly one of their better offerings, but thats not saying much since I hate their APAs and IPAs
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
and the hops blend very well. I am relying on memory it has been 3 yrs sinc I have been able to get my hands on some
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. I just acquired the 2002, damn fine stuff. Malty nose and a hoppy taste. Very bitter and potent brew. The alcohol (this stuff could double as whiskey as it makes my chest heat up like i swallowed charcoal) seeps through in the aftertaste, but it doesnt effect the taste sensations. Iím going to age what iíve got left for a spell and possibly re-rate. If you can find it, grab this beer.
MarkIggy99 (4) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a barley wine beer of the best body and flavor. Not for the faint but if you like barley wine and a beer that could double as a meal, this is the one for you. Every year stands on its own but if you have too many of these you will not stand on your own. It packs a strong alcohol content. This is the best is gets. I have this cellared back to 1991.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp malt flavor, somewhat carmel flavored...strong alcohol prescence that but gets smoother as it warms. Incredible hop prescence. I can see why some of you love this beer, but for me it doesnít add up to some of my favorites of the style simply because of the balance...it seems way to hoppy and the malt is not as sweet as I like. Arguably great, just not one of my faves.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeow. The first quality beeer Iíve ever had where I liked it big time at first but had a hard time keeping up once it warmed. Too busy for my tastes - not a matter of balance because there is enough deep fruity malt there to suffer the hops, but the combination wreaks a little more havoc than is good for me.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What starts out as an almost biscuity malt palate quickly rebounds with citric hop bitterness in the finish. Maybe a little too bitter for a barley wine but a good variation and full marks for originality.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hoppy, fruity, strong barley wine. It is a great barley wine to introduce friends to the style. (my friends still run when I bring out my favorite bw...three floydís behemoth blonde!)
freerider99 (4) - Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the perfect beer to drink on a camping trip, which is exactly what I did last summer. This beer has everything that strong beer drinkers love. I was greatly dissappointed to discover it is not available in my area.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too much hoppiness. The hops just overpower the malt in this one. I think aging this one might be beneficial but young its just too raw....