Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
brownish red color,nearly no head but a small lacing was there.The first aroma i get is Juicyfruit gum,malt and fruit.The taste is great with a nice malt in the beginning and then the fruity gum comes in nicely sweet with other fruit tones coming through as well.The after taste is fruity and malty with a nice bitterness coming in at the end.The alcohol stays well hidden for the most part,just barely showing in the taste and coming in at the after taste as a mild burn going down.The feel is slightly syrupy but not to much so.Highly drinkable brew.Thanks Pabobcat for another good brew.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 Good. If I had a criticism worth noting, it would be that this brew is bi-polar -- the sweetness doesn't quite cover the ABV. Malty, bready, some fruit (figs?), nicely done in general. Prunes and alcohol aroma. Good hazy nutbrown beer, decent label.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another hit for Weyerbacher. I like this one a bit more than Victory's Old Horizontal brandywine ale. This one by comparison is a bit smoother, yet still has that kick in the back of the throat taste thanks to its high ABV. Tasty through and through, and not too heavy, either.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Beige lasting head. Malts, fruits, some spices and distinct wine notes in the aroma. Alcahol, malts and a somewhat grainy flavour. Vague. Dosn't last long on the palate. Thanks to Raindog for this beer.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Amber color, and a continouos cream bubbly head. Flavor is too sweet for a good barley wine. Not enough of the barley malt flavor, and a tad bit too much sweetness. Regardless, still a damn fine beer, but a seemingl mediocre barley wine.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great weyebacher this time from Jsquire. Sweetness in smell and taste, perfectly textured, warmed even well like fruitcake.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: This is a reddish-brown colored ale that is cloudy and has very little head.
Aroma: The nose is very malty with lots of alcohol.
Mouthfeel: This puppy quickly slides thru your mouth. It doesn't leave a trail
Taste: it's a nice, simple straightforward (if there is such a thing) barleywine. It has a nice flavor, but it doesn't try to be over the top. It was enjoyable
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, red/brown with very little if any head. Smells of Raisins, figs, spice with a background of alcohol--even brandy. Taste a little thin when cold but becomes richer as it warms. Like the description says, it’s malty without being overly sweet. An initial taste of raisins or dates, then a short bump of malt, then a mildly sweet alcohol taste. Do I get a vague metallic note at the very end? Let's try another sip..no, it's more of an almost imperceptible bitterness. I will admit this is a relatively complex beer, and as it warms its complexity and aroma increase dramatically. Not a quaffing beer, but a sipper.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet brown with a small off white head. Slightly alcoholic aroma of caramel and raisins. Initial taste is of sweet caramel malt, raisins, and black cherries. some mild spiciness and a slight pleasant alcohol burn show up midway, leading to a nice bitter finish. Full bodied and quite enjoyable.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew is dark amber with a medium thick off-white head. Thin lacing in patches all the way down the side of the glass. Strong caramel aroma with a little fruit. Rich body, with a lot of caramel and malt in the flavor. It is pretty hard to hide that high an ABV, but this beer does a pretty good job. The alcohol flavor is not very strong. The alcohol is sweet up front and gets progressively more spicey throughout. This is a very good beer.