heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, FFF, Ratebeer Summer Party 2k3. Big northwestern hop aroma. Big caramel malt flavor. Dryish finish. Excellent.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to jcalabre for this one. My first thought was that it would go good poured over french toast. Very dark, thick sweet candy with enough kick to burn in it's impression all the way down. Somehow it all comes together to be enjoyable, though atypical of the style from my experience.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery: Light brown with a tan head. Piney hops and alcohol aroma. Sticky mouth feel ends really sweet. Too sweet if you ask me.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft): Black body with creamy small head. Aroma is big hoppy -- herbal/floral. Taste is sweet strong sticky, heavy malty, big hoppy, some herbal. Sticky, extra-full body.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hefty aroma, dripping with caramel, pine, flowers, spices and citrus. Dark copper color with a very fine, creamy, uneven head. Massive dosage of hops here and VERY sweet, thick, syrupy maltiness, more caramel and bitter, juicy, resinous hops. Some balance is achieved although everything here is present in astounding quantities. Long, lingering, bitter, alcoholic, spicy finish. Would have been better had it not been served to me just a little too cold and in a cheap plastic cup. You'd think the brewers would know better.
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated at RB 2003. Thick creamy head, brownish. Sweet and juicy malts with hints of caramel. I found a bit too heavy. Vintage probably would taste better.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Rerate 2002 batch: As aged wonderfully with a deep fruity and vinous quality. The hops are now subdued with the framework of the brew and it is a behemoth but more graceful that ever before...
On tap at Brewery. Multicolored hue of red/brown/orange with a average sized head and good lacing. Full bodied. Breathtaking aroma of smoke, brown sugar, grapefruit, molasses, dark bread with a hint of roasted malt and nuts. Sweet taste with a moderate level of alcohol, smooth for a beer this big. Syrupy and soft mouthfeel. I’m not the biggest fan of barleywine, this one could change my mind.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the tap at the Brewery while picking up a keg of Dreadnaught. Sweet, Carmely, toffee, loads of dark juicy fruits. A fantastic Barley Wine. moderate intese piney hops. Awsome, So Awsome
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visited the brewery this weekend to get my second keg of Dreadnaught. They were out so I was offered a keg of Behemoth. This is not an ordinary Three Floyds brew. There is a hop nose, but very little hop in the flavor. Flavor consists of caramel, raisins and alcohol. Another great brew but this keg will last forever, it absolutley kicks you in the ass. Thanks Three Floyds for the hangovers my wife and I will incur over the next few months.
sloth (2756) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark amber color.Light tan head that hangs as a small ring around the perimeter of my tasting glass.Piney, citrusy nose! Med/full body.Oily, slick mouthfeel. Large(almost Behemoth) citrusy hop flavors! Chinooks!? Big ass beer! Alc. making it presence known as it warms. Would age well. Do they bottle this yet? Thanks Belgianhomebrew!