daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright dark red color. Alcohol, light fruit and heavy malt in the nose. Body is thick with malt. A little roastiness and hops in the finish. There are better barleywines out there.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is full of fruits and candy, as is the flavor, but the finish is bitter and very unpleasantly full of alcohol and sourness. It is a very woody barleywine and except for this finish, I’d quite like it.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Who wouldn’t want to try a beer named Blithering Idiot? Hazy, brownish-red appearance with a rapidly dissipating head. Malty, spicy aroma. This is a little lacking in body, but it is really tasty. Malt characteristics dominate - fruits I can’t quite identify. There is something about the flavor and mildy alcoholic finish that reminds me of a belgian quadrupel. This is a very easy to drink barley wine - smooth, with well-masked alcohol.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like syrup. No head to speak of. Definitely very malty. Enjoyable but as the beer warms the maltiness turns to a somewhat cloyingly sweet flavor that can make finishing it a chore.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange in color. Very malty. Very sweet. Prob needs a little aging to fully apreciate. Alcohol presence strong. Very good barley wine
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - DEC 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this beer a lot. Fruity tastes and aroma (raisins, berries). A full body and syrupy texture. A noticeable amount of alcohol kicks up the flavors a notch.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown, malty nose, minimal head. Not much in the hop department, and pretty sweet with a vinous note.
YogiBeera (2510) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cocolate malt nose. Cloudy brown body. Acidic, chocolate, banana taste. Very yummie! Thank you Richard, great!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 dark & evil browness with halo'd head and lacey middles...
Aroma stung with cherry twizlers and alcohol..
they just couldn't hide that 11.1%..Not saying its easy, but they could have tried harder..its way too overpowering..there's some cherry notes, maybe some licorice and a tad of sweet orange..but its driven by pure unadulterated alcohol! I can't handle it..
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown pour with no light showing through the middle. Quickly diminishing head.Now this is a nice malty b wine that isnt overly sweet.ABV is hidden expertly! 11.1% wasnt even in mind. WOW this could be a dangerous beer.A bit thin for the style but regardless of that its a good beer.