PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Pours dark into the glass with small head. Aroma is heavy with fruit and vanilla. Smooth on the palate just the way I like it. This will keep you warm when your cold. Highly enjoyed it and I felt it after I knocked off the bottle. Itís 11%! Just the way I like them.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite beer name ever! Itís what you inevitably have to call me when you catch me at my drunkest...
Appearance: deep, dark, tawny violet color, short, rusty head.
Aroma: heady, bold, sharp, strong, fruity, with notes of leather, dates, grapes, cherries, and pure alcohol.
Taste: rather smooth on the palate at first, big fruit, highly hoppy, muge malt, but nothing too obtrusive, very mellow, actually, with a thick raisiny feel on the palate. Rich and rounded, deliciously fruity, not as harshly alcoholic as some barlwywines, but rather nice.
Of course, I took my notes with information taken from the bottle (which gives away nothing) and my own perceptions. Now that I enter this in and see that itís a whopping 11.1%....now, WOW! Why did not have a greater impact upon me? Huh! Well, to conclude this transcription from my notes, "A very nice, hot, fruity, happy little barleywine."
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber brown with a quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma is spicy with a hint of honey. Taste is expectedly very malty with a solid hop presence. Sweet with notes of caramel, rum, dark fruits (fig, raisin etc) and some cherry. Alcohol is very much present but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is very full and round with lively carbonation. Nice barleywine.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Red-orange, average head. Very nice fruity-alcohol aroma and there is an excellent followthrough into the flavor. There isnít much of a citrus/grapefruit presence compared with other barleywines. I get more of a presence of peach/nectarine and vanilla. A very orginal and good take on the style; I wish I could get this in Texas.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6630) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 Probably my wifeís favorite barleywine and one that I will drink without hesitation. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with a medium sized creamy brown head. The aroma was fruity, sour, and had elements of cinnamon, caramel and molasses. The palate was thick and syrupy. The flavor is fruity, bitter, hoppy and has some roasted caramel with cinnamon and gingerbread throughout. The finish is long with toasted caramel and gingerbread lingering. Excellent.
intouch (15) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very typical Barley Wine although lighter than most. Color is deep amber with no head. A smooth finish but a little unpleasant aftertaste. Overall, a nice attempt at a Barley Wine style ale.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft; Murky kinda reddish color. Mostly malt here, little to no hop presence; not as strong of a ripe fruit flavor as I was expecting, although still enjoyable. The alcohol is well hidden. I remember this being better out of the bottle, perhaps a later re-rate is in order.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is hard to describe,but I will say rusty with a thin layer of foam.Cloudy-hazy,uuuummmmm,looks good.Malts sugary wonderful syrupy maltiness.smells like overripe bananas just before you make banana bread.Tastes the same.Awesome.Almost like the flaming Bananas Foster dessert they serve at restaurants I canít afford to eat at.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish-amber, thin white head. Nose of sweet caramel and brown sugar, fig, raisin and prune. Sweet and malty with hops trying to balance. Not quite, but close. Full bodied, lively carboantion, dry warming finish. It certainly is worth trying fresh, but aging would probably do it wonders. Either way, itís still pretty good brew. Weyerbacher continues to do good things out of PA.
drkilmer (35) - Myersville, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Very nice alcohol laden aroma. A bit too malty sweet for my taste, but nice. Undertones of toffee, butter and cherry.