joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber-brown w/ frothy light brown foam. Sweet malty nose of caramel, butterscotch, & toffee w/ a hint of chocolate & grapefruit. Creamy, buttery feel. Sweet, malty flavour w/ light fruity notes. Dry, alcohol laden finish. A little unbalanced.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. my first from Utah. red body, white fluffy head. powerful hop aroma, sweet malt. hop resiny flavour, thick medium body. sweet hops up front, some balance. high alcohol. a tasty barleywine. bitter finish.
Sammy (8022) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK on color and aroma, but not much on taste. Low as a barleywine, a little too drying. Altogether doesn’t work, with sweetness and medium mouthfeel but acidic, and too much alcohol in there. Maybe in a few years, but I won’t look out for it. Radekfest #5
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 Vintage. Poured a mahogany color with a smaller off white head. Aromas of brown sugar, fruits, caramel, sweet malts, and light alcohol. Tastes of brown sugar, toffee, molasses and light alcohol. Who would have thought that a quality Barley Wine came from Utah!
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003... Poured a hazy, brownish, red color with a yellowish, yellow tan head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of port, grapes, cognac, and butterscotch. Really liked the aroma. Strong taste, roasted malt, light chocolate, toffee, caramel, and light alcohol. Really nice barleywine, thanks Steve!
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2004 Hazy copper in color with no head. Swet malty aroma. flavor of alcohol,chocolate and malt.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is brown sugar, vinous with pear, apple, alcohol. Juicy up front with a fair amount of sweet malt. Way too sharp a finish even at a few years old.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
’04 bottle from The Beer God. Deep chestnut color and clear with a tannish head which fades to a ring. Some lacing left. Large, sweet malty aroma. Sugar, caramel and a hint of fruit. Lots of hop bitterness. Body seems a touch thin and lacking. Alcohol is present but blended fairly well. Hops linger in the finish. Fair.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
02.20.05 Uinta X at Toronado BWF Pretty and glowing with lasting foam. Nicely floral and hoppy nose, toast, biscuit. Very hopped up stuff, alcohol nicely blanded and becomes integral character. Dry to finish, I liked this one alot...holy crap, it’s from Utah!?
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium brown with a smooth beige head. The aroma was vinus, some fruit, berries, toffee. Medium bodied. Flavor was less impressive than the nose but still decent. Sweetness, acidity, and bitterness combined.