VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 vintage - Ruddy chestnut color with a small tan head. Nice bread dough, toffee, caramel, grapefruit and earthy aromas. Flavor profile has some holes - roasted malt, biscuit, grapefruit and toffee all present, but not as developed or full as top notch barleywines. Alcohol a little too present. Good, not great.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 10th Anniversary Barley Wine. Cloudy, deep brown body with a fading, soapy beige to tan head. A very basic barley wine that is sweet and malty up front with some prominent brown sugar aspects and firm bitterness in the finish. Moderate impression of alcohol. Solid, but indistinct as far as barley wines go.
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from 2003-pours a slightly dirty brown hue with not much head to mention. big aged caramel malt aroma with some slight piney hops in there as well-toffee, some alcohol and aged fruits. good body, but not that complex. pretty straight forward, but in a good way. some alcohol, but the aged malts mask it and meld nicely. a sipper for shure! For Utah, this is VERY good!
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is nicely hoped strong ale. Alcohol is present but well refined. Brew of copper color. Barley wine in style but hop accented.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper brown with small head. Slightly bitter with decent malt backing, not as good as Bigfoot...this was the 2003 bottle.
shadey (1900) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown color with little to no head. Very rich aroma. Heavy with alcohol. Big mouthfeel. Rich and complex. Maple sweetness. Delicious, especially from Utah.
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 2004: Golden-chestnut colour. Chocolatey, orangey aroma. Chocolatey, grapefruity, toasty, alcoholic flavour. This one is ready now, and quite pleasant.
2003: Bright reddish-brown colour. Chewy crystal malt aroma. Very earthy, bitter. Raw, with lots of heat. Maybe but it’s still young and needs the edge taken off the heat and bitterness. Ar 6 Ap 4 F 6 P 3 O13 = 3.2
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 10th anniversary bottle. Bold aroma and flavor, lots of malt, toffee and melon, balanced out by some big time hops which added some pine and some citrus. Fuller bodied, alcohol was well-hidden. This was an incredibly pleasant surprise. Thanks rudolf.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge malt aroma, some toffee and treacle too. Deep copper, small tan head. Tastes of rich malt, butterscotch and some fine hops. Full bodied, sweet, and warming. Terrific!
Thanks rudolf for the new state!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Anniversary X. Nice amber color with a smallish head. Nice barleywine aroma reminds me of Bigfoot. Nice and hoppy. Sticky, sweet and chewy mouthfeel. Floral hops are used almost perfectly here. My favorite beer from Utah by far.