mwsf (361) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Dark brown color with a very small head. Big malt aroma with some hops in back. Strong plum/raisin flavors. Tons of malt flavor. Nice use of dark crystal malt. Bitterness in the finish. Full body. Nice! Andrew196 (2061) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Not as overpowering as I expected considering the 9.1% ABV and 70 IBUs. I agree with the others....a very good beer, but i was expecting this beer to knock me on my ass, but instead, it was almost a super tasty session beer. joet (2680) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Mellower hops than the newer barley wine, and less bright. This is still well done and tasty, clean and sturdy without being too sweet or bitter. Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Way too mellow for a barleywine, tastes more like a slightly amped up pale ale. 21st Ammendment just can't do anything right.