GregClow (2975) - 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 it’s still quite decent.
jercraigs (8423) - 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 (6522) - 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.
HogTownHarry (6201) - 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 (3697) - 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 (2610) - 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 (12150) - 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 (3472) - 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.