GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:Clear ruby red,good head...
Flavor:caramel,light toffe flavor,light wood flavor,cheery mixed with pine hops...
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark ruby color; very thin head. The aroma shows some apples, less powerful than expected, with light hop flowers. Strong body, full malty, a lot of caramel flavor, very well combined with a strong hopping (85 IBU), of good quality. Hoppier than an English Barley Wine, maltier than an American Ale, it misses some stronger aromatic character, but it’s still very enjoyable.
unclemattie (4217) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2007. 22oz bottle. sweet malt aroma. Cherries, caramel. rich malt flavors. very bitter finish.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma is a combination of chocolate, caramel, oxidation, faint smoke, and mild citrus hops. It pours a transparent garnet with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with lots of chocolate and caramel. There is some light fruitiness in the background. The finish has some light notes of oxidation and very mild citrus hops. The mouthfeel is a tad thin for a Barley Wine.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Holdenn for sharing this beer. Red brown with nice brown head. Lots of fruit in the nose, especially strawberry and some pineapple, sweet malt and some dough. Flavor is unlike any barley wine I had tasted before, lots of sweet fruit, slight pine bitterness, some dough. Full body. Very tasty and well done, but defintely not a big hop bomb like most American style barley wines.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color with a big tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, fruit and citrus hops. Flavor is very sweet, with flavors of berries, raisons and some hops.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber thanks to a trade with drewbeerme. Pours a clear dark ruby with a thick beige head. Nose is malty and fruity. Lots of red ripe fruit grapes, citrus, a little brown sugar. Sweet flavors to go with the nose all of that red ripe fruit bursting with a hint of licorice but no bitterness to balance out that sweetness. Pretty tasty none the less.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy redish-mahogany body topped by a long-lasting beige head. Rather fruity on the nose with dark grapes, citrus fruits and why not some kiwis. Taste is basic but effective basic very sweet malts balanced by a generous dosage of leafy citrusy hops. Sticky body and alcohol well hidden. I also had this floral aroma and taste all along I drank my glass that I’d describe as “tulip-ish”. A very good beer but this is one of the rare beer that would benefit from a little aging. Next bottle I get I’ll let it stand there for a while before opening it, I’ll put it on the back burner, how ironic.
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber apperance with a white head. Some molasses, raisins, and brown sugar in the aroma. The flavor is quite sweet with some caramel, raisins, brown sugar, and molasses. A very warming and nice beer.
Gez (44) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color with a medium off-white head. Scents of caramel and vanilla. Flavor is strong, yet smooth with oats, caramel, and brown sugar.