brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice clear amber with touch of brown. Dissipating head and light English hop aroma. Slight fruitiness with a very light malt profile. Bitterness is not overly pronounced but could use some aging.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This started off too sweet and was not really my kind of barleywine. It poured a deep amber/brown color and the white head soon dissipated. I will have to re-rate this as my bottle may have been bad.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - APR 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the first of the barley wines I've ever had...dark color, hint of maybe some chocolate, a bit sweet, hops well balanced and not overpowering, for something of it's alcohol content, and it finished well, with less of a strong alcohol taste than I would expect. Another fine Weyerbacher product!
jgb9348 (4652) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark in colour, Absolutely no head. Served in goblet from the tap. Mild aroma, nothing too noticable from the smell however. Strong taste with a noticable alcoholic kick...after all it is a barley wine. Decent aftertaste, but really nothing too special in this one. Granted, just the fact it is not a horrible barley wine makes it much better than a typical beer, but try a different barley wine if you want a really good one!
boto (1827) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2004 2002 Vintage (Not sure if they track vintages). A bit of a reddish color. Pours with no head. Had this sitting for a couple of months in my basement befor I chilled it and tasted it. It could have aged some more, as it was a bit harsh. Very fruity, a bit of alchohol in the nose and the taste. Didn't do it for me. I let it sit for a few more months before I chill a second. Re-rate: Let the bottle sit about 7 months after purchase. It has mellowed immensly. It is much better now! The nose actually has a hint of scotch to it. It has become a very good barley wine!
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Man do I love this beer. Very malty and big bodied. Wonderful barleywine. Pours a medium umber brown, with a small white head. Aroma is mostly estery maltiness, with a bit of hops and just a touch of alcohol. Flavor is very malty, with hints of raisin, plum, and something else. A wierd fruitiness I'm not familiar with. It's present in some bigger belgian beers I've tried. Hops are definitely present, but preside over the background and provide a compliment to the alcohol in the finish. Awesome stuff, and worth the $12 I paid for a sixer.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish brown colour with a small head. Consistent aroma and flavour dominated by dark fruits, toffee and pleasant malts. The finish is warm and alcoholic. However, a bit too sweet and one-dimensional.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 A bloodshot hue leads to a naked, sweet fieldberry and bubblegum pie filling...An astringent alcohol periscope eyes the faint complexity and retreats bored...The happy dullness of a thrummed mandolin...
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity flavor. A little too fruity and slightly too sweet for my taste. Although, overall a good barley wine. I did though enjoy the aroma
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer just didn't live up to what I was hoping for. All the same, it wasnt bad. Especially on this extremely cold night in the northeast. The high alcohol content did wonders to warm up the body after a few long hours of shoveling snow. As far as the beer itself goes, the flavor of this beer is big on fruit. Its a strong raisin/plum flavor. The color was a deep reddish copper color. The head a light tan. This beer would have been better had it not been so caramelly sweet. Maybe I will have to lay a bottle down for a year and see how it does. Hopefully it mellows.