BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Solid hoppy nose with plenty of sweetness. Lots of hops and a little tea in the body. Not as sweet or malty as Iíd expected given the style.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up single 22-oz bomber at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA. Pours a cloudy caramel amber with some particles and a creamy thin tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, flowery hops, some earthy herbs and a touch of plums. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, creamy with flavors of iced tea, citrus zest and some tart cherry. Finish is slightly dry with an iced tea aftertaste. A pretty nice hoppy barley wine.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet caramel, cherry/plum. Taste is medium malt-sweet caramel, a bit syrupy cherry/plum, light hops tingle. Easy drinking. OK/mild carbonation.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle.Pours a reddish brown color with very little head.Has a floral hop and caramel sweet aroma. I left this alone in the glass for a few minutes to warm up. The sweet essence of cinnamon , honey , and white chocolate travel with this brew along with a subtle hop tang to balance. Full bodied but not syrupy, it is highly drinkable. Has a mild alcohol flavor to finish.
I didnít cellar this bottle but it has the nuances of an aged Barleywine. A pleasent surprise.Jan 2004
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was fruity and semi-sweet with a light hop. Earthy and dirty. The flavor was fruity and malty with a mild tartness to it. Dry moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark amber, scant beige head, lightly sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of alcohol, a bit thin, rich dark caramel flavor with lots of earthy bitterness and a touch of tartness, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am a sucker for the b wine, but rating his as such - it pales in comparison to itís competitors. Definitely "Not Bad". Did have a fair amount of chud pour out.
GregClow (2797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Ruby-brown with a wispy head. Aroma is damn sweet, with lots of brown sugar and a hint of maple. Body is medium and slightly sticky. Flavour has a good balance of sweet, dark malt and resiny hops. Needs a bit more oomph, but itís still quite decent.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown body with a small tan head. Boozey aroma, sweet caramelized sugar. (6+) Moderate bitterness with a sharp but brief note of acidic lemon citrus. Some astringence, especially in the finish, leads to an earthy aftertaste with touches of pithy astringent citrus. Average palate. Meh, average barleywine.
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & jerc -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky copper-red with an average size creamy tan head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, good amount of hops, some dark fruit and brown sugar. Slightly watery flavour of sweet malt, hops, alcohol, light wood and a bitter finish. Average bodied. Not great, just good.