5000 (5645) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: 1999 vintage from brewandbbq. Intense deep caramel, minimal sudsy head, dies on the spot, no lacing. Pretty much what I expected. Strong musty caramel nose... oh, and HUGE oxidation. Surprisingly caramel sweet, brown sugar, very musty and basement like on the tongue. Despite the oxidation, its not half bad. Sweetness dies quickly. Not much body is left on this one. Lingering caramel sweetness, strong but dull in flavor. Otherwise strong and dank basement mustiness. Held up fairly well for 12 years despite the oxidation.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This copper ale poured with a thin tan head and a fruity aroma. The flavor is candy sugar, raisin and caramel malt, with a warm alcohol finish. A very nice barleywine.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber toned body with an off whtie head. Herbal hopped body light pine, herbal, and a plant tone im unfamiliar with. Lighter fruit note s citrus and peach. A bit warming with tart finish. Odd ball.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
oily auburn color with a fizzy little head and no lacing. The aroma was very malty with a sweet caramel & hop presence. The flavor was well rounded and rich, a good night cap. The alcohol wasn't very apparent and it finishes a tad on the bitter side for me.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber, thanks to blutt59) Pours a medium dark orange. Smell is hops, caramel, alcohol and sour. Taste is of rainier cherries, gets more sour as it warms.The palette is off on this one but i still like it. Probably infected.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lt red color, small nearly no head. Very malty nearly syrupy, caramelized malt flavor. Sweet yet hopped to balance sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is very smooth. Aftertaste is sweet yet subdued. Very complex flavor is this beer. Nice barley wine. Need to hide some away for a year or so.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a light tan head. Perfumy floral hop aroma. Smooth rich mouthfeel. Cotton candi sweet flavors with mild pit fruit and metallic notes. Strangly acidic finish. Decent overall.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange colour with a beige head. Malty, buttery and light fruity aroma with hoppy and acidic notes. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with fruity and acidic notes.
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange-amber with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel and pine. Flavor is brown sugar, maple, pine and a light amount of tartness. I also get some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy, reddish amber color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries, tart grapes, prunes, vanilla oak, nougat, caramel malts, and nuts. Taste of sweet caramel malts, green apples, dried fruits, and medium alcohol in the finish.