joet (2567) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tangerine, nectarine clear delicate fruit aromas, slightly orange, clear color. The head is fine and slightly floral. Sweet tasting but little residual sugar and clear, clean palate -- a rare feat for a barley wine. This is my choice for Best In Show at Toronado’s Barley Wine Fest 2002.