HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and jerc, my bottle via trade with Degarth. Slightly hazy deep amber, smallish head. Simple, smooth aroma of woody malt, booze and mild hops. Taste is quite bitter - generic resiny drop hops, sweet carbonized malt, bitter longish finish. Somewhat thin body, but sticky, very astringent, fairly boozy - bitter boozy finish. Decent enough, but a little harsh, aroma was smoother than the taste.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, roasty honey, and a hint of bitter hops. Flavor is sweet honey, some roastyness, and a bitter finish. Flavors are all over the place.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle without a date, this poured rich ruby red and raised a huge foamy head that refused to go away so I finally had to eat my way thorogh it to get to the beer, Nose was woody and earth aroma, that has overtones of ripe fruit. Mouthfeel very rich, and some the flavor is sweet caramel,and finish is slightly bitter. Lot of big hunks of what I assume is yeast in the bottom of the glass.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured dark copper with a creamy white head.
Aroma and flavor is citrus, hopps and sweet candys on the finish.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle. Aroma is floral with a wet soil note also. Redish copper body with off white head. Alcohol presence in flavor but not overwhelming. Sweet candy flavors as well. Easy on the palate doesn’t really have the alcohol burn like some others. Dry palate but nothing a keystone light can’t cleanse.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of rich malt, alcohol, spices, and bread. Flavor of hops, malt, and fruitiness with a thin mouthfeel. A somewhat mediocre barley wine.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber with decent carbonation bubbling up to a frothy top. Little detectable aroma thorughout the drinking experience, though flavor develops with time and air. Well-rounded hoppy flavor that is smoothed out, without any harshness, but countributing a floral and fruity bouquet of flavors. Cherry aroma and flavor develop as does a sweet maltiness. Bubblegum and apple finish.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[22oz Bomber - Bottle Works, Seattle]
A deep reddish borwn color with no head. This was a very simple yet very easy to drink Barley Wine. This did not take you out back and kick your tounges ass. A great beverage and would recommend to anyone. Has some sublte spices and a light oak finish. Good stuff.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 2006. Pours an uninteresting dark red, cloudy to say the least, with thick beige head. Aroma brings to mind a double IPA with a long stint on the shelf, muffled citric hop character due to full maltiness. Flavor is a too bitter for the backing malts, rendering this beer highly acidic, not too much else going on. Not very good, will not seek this out. The only redeeming quality is a fresh french oak taste in the finish, a component I wish was utilized more often in American barrel-aged barleywines.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy red with a thin tan head...smell was wood up front for sure with some light malty biscuit notes...taste is sweet straight up at first with some nice molasses and caramel flavors...some bitterness of wood comes out toward the end...nice!