desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Very dark appearance. Thick, rich maltiness, extremely sweet. Medium-strength fruity hops that unfortunatly fade out too quick into a very boozy finish. I didn’t know the ABV at the time, but I knew it was quite strong. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
BCTC 05. Not sure what location. I was surprised how good this beer was considering I have had a bunch of mediocre beers from ABC. This BW is skewed more towards the malt than the hops. Lots of chewy caramel malt with a big chocolate malt backbone. Moderately sweet upfront but finishes slightly bitter in the end. Very nice- actually reminded me a bit of kuhnhenn’s 4th dimensia, although not as full bodied. army5150 (8) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2005 does not count
A very good Barley Wine. On tap at the Harrisburg brewpub. Dark brown poor with little head. Aroma of coffe and spice. Taste malty, dark, lightly smoky, and smooth. A definate must try. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Draft at Appalachia BC. Small tan head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, fair lacing, uncarbonated, transparent, and an orange brown hue. Sweet, fruity, port and alcohol aroma. Flavor was malty, vinuous, fruity and some hops. Medium body. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Brownish burgundy pour. Big frothy head feels rather impressive. Very toasty nose, almost roasty dark malts, anisey and woody all throughout. Spicey stouty nose. Superb hazelnut and coffee flavors, very dry surprisingly enough, I’d be curious to know which hops they use, they are not very bitter, but procure a reassuring presence. Soft palate, light carbonation, smooth nightcap.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
07.16.05 Tap at BCTC. Very dark brown. Lasting tan head. Aroma is much milk chocolate, some raisin, prune, dark dried fruits. Thick palate, low hoppiness. Gets cloying but still badass. Spicy, sweet tea. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Tap at Ommegang. Deep copper in color with a nice head. They gave to me after I tried a hershey kiss. I didn’t need the chocolate. Hoppy malty aroma. Sweet and fruity. Big malty and hoppy flavors. Drinkable. Very nice. Smooth. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Tap at Ommegang, 2005. Brown, nice tan head. Big malty sweet aroma, rather fruity. Big malty woody hoppy flavors. Did not pick up its strength at all. Very nice. thedm (6183) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2005
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was nearly opaque and dark black in color. Its aroma contained notes of raisin chocolate malts and molasses. Its mouth feel is smooth and thick with a lingering chocolate smooth vinous aftertaste. Its flavor contained different flavor from other barley wines more like a vinuous stout vinous dark malt sweet chocolate notes were present and it was very tasty. An excellent beer that I would buy again. Nejhleader (1560) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 Nice creamy body, aroma is sweet malts with some caramel and dark fruits, taste is similiar, dark fruits, toffee,caremel, a good blend, slight alcohol aftertaste.