bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brwon color with a thin head. Hoppy, floral, sweet flavor with a warm alcohol finish.
bierkoning (12383) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown color. Vinous aroma with raisin and grape juice. Vinous, woody flavor with bready notes, a firm earthy and flowery hopbitterness. Medium bodied, a bit rough and alcoholic, but not without complexity.
jcwattsrugger (12186) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle -pours a thick tan head and dark red color. Aroma is dark fruit, vanilla, dark malt. Taste is dark fruit, vanilla, dark malt, oaky, secondary hops.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blind rating. Pours copper with virtually no head. Aroma is floral, perfumey hops, caramel malt (cookie) and maple notes. Heavily hopped, bitter and acidic drying flavor, maple and caremel malt , burning alcohol (isopropyl) finish. Medium bodied and smooth palate.
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you, Drmatt]
Pours a deep redish brown with a fine, creamy beige head on top. Aroma is really stunning! lots of malts, caramel, sugars, lightly roasted, some slight chocolate and a good raisin-based fruitiness. Low carbonation - very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is brilliantly balanced. Very sweet with a surprising chocolate edge to it. Lots of fruits, caramel, toffee, chocolate and a warming viniousness. Really stunning - damn, Iíve had some good BW lately!
Bov (11973) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruby-brown colour, fine head, strong hoppy nose, notes of cream and biscuit, cherry, very bitter, oily, very dry, very long hoppy finish with more creamy notes
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Original Rating 12/3/2007. Bottle. Not my favorite barley-wine. Flavors donít seem to meld quite right until the beer was quite warm. Pours brown and cloudy with sediment. Taste of molasses and hops. Thick mouthfeel, as expected. 5/3/7/4/14/3.3
Rerate 6/25/2008. Batch 8269, bottled 1/11/08, from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Location. Cloudy reddish brown pour with a tiny but persistent head. Aroma is very sweet and reminiscent of baked goods. Taste is dark fruits, brown sugar and a strong hoppiness. Thick mouthfeel. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Re-rate 1/5/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Orenís place. Thanks troubles. Clear deep red. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies and a bit of hazelnuts. Sweet flavor, alcoholic and malty, with caramel, a bit of cookie notes and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. OK, but a bit too simple and alcoholic. 7/4/6/3/12=3.2
(11/3/08) Bottle sample at a tasting in Pizza Port in Carlsbad (thanks whoever). Cloudy reddish-brown color with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of earth and wood and chocolate hints. Very sweet and malty flavor with caramel, some chocolate hints, some fruitiness and alcohol notes. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark and cloudy reddish/brown color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, malts, dark cherries, oak, and a little smoky. Light spicy finish with light alcohol.
Dogbrick (11495) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a dark brownish-orange color with a very thin light beige head. The aroma is strong malt with a little raisin and caramel. The body is very robust, with flavors of malt, peppery alcohol, berries and brown sugar. There is a lot going on in the flavor but it all meshes well. The finish is a little tart for my taste but I imagine an older bottle would be more mellow. I will definitely try this again.