trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasty barley wine specialty with an enticing banana-like finish. Not a bad price, either!
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was definetely some hard stuff. It was pretty good though i had alot of other fine beers prior to having this and my judgement may be off.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
’Oh this is yummy’ was my first quote when I had my first sip. From the devil on the bottle, I thought this was an IPA before I read the bottle! So the first sip was a bit of a shock. This is rich, thick, almost syrupy. Yum. It has a slight alcohol bite which knocks a point or two off. This is a very nice deep, flavorful, rich beer.
fraternie (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong malt flavor, smooth, easy drinking for a barelywine.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hot on the palate. Brown sugar flavor with a light (for a barleywine) body.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first barleywine and it seems a darn good one to start with. Wonderful malty aroma and toffee-like flavors. Just the tiniest bit of an alcohol bit. Really enjoyable for a nightcap.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a nice strong head. Intriguing depth and colour. Butter malt nose. Very complex flavour. Molases, brown sugar.
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very smooth, quite delicious barleywine. Flavor profile was more balanced than Bigfoot, however, in my opinion I’d like it to lean more towards the hoppy side. Nice mellow carbonation, and again, for such a high alcohol content, it was not apparent.
Bov (10123) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2000
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruby colour, nutty nose, full-bodied, smooth, nut flavor
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent example of an English Barley Wine. The malt dominates here with the hops in reserve. Not like Bigfoot or Foghorn in the hop department. Sweet, caramel malt flavor with a moderate body. Not as ’big’ as many Barley Wines.