Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub-pours an amber hue with half white head and half off-white. maple surup aroma with cinnamon. This was a strange barleywine that could use some aging.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown sugar, caramel malt (H); grapefruit hops (H); butterscotch, peaches, licorice. Deep burgundy and served without a head. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a heavliy sweet, heavily bitter, lightly acidic. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: sugar rush.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 Pours reddish brown with a medium light tan head. Served in a small snifter. Aroma of brown sugar, butterscotch, and nuts. Sweet malty body and pretty carbonated. More brown sugar and butterscotch in the taste with a moderate amount of hops. Licorice and the hop levels seem to open up as it warms. Definitely served too cold but nice when it warms if you can wait.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-mahogany body. Served ice cold with a thin, tight off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, some woody/piney hops, a little bit of fruit and a distinct note of anise that comes out as the beer warms. Sweet brown sugar, diacetyl and licorice flavor. Lots of residual sweetness here. Malty, sugary texture.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Only three months out of the fermenter. Pours a deep unfiltered amber with no head. Nose of toffee and alcohol. Diacetyl flavor is very pronounced, but the beer is still enjoyable. Lots of toffee and caramel, some vanilla. Will look forward to tasting this in a year.