OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle, from trade with JCW. Good nose, carmel, leather, dried fruits, plum, raisin. apple. Hazy orangy brown color, no head. Bitter sweet flavors. Same as aromas with grapefruit and chocolate. Medium bodied, kind of oily creamy, bitter citrusy finish. Nice brew. Hides 10% well Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2005
1998 vintage. The bottle almost erupted, gushing foam for almost 5 minutes. Aroma is orange peel and slight vinegar. The taste makes me wonder since I drink so many old beers, if I actually like the gueuzeness of oxidized beer. This is still sweet and malty with some typical Moylans chocolatiness. Some plum and peach flavors are still evident. Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
nice mellow aroma with a hint of carmel.with a carmel apperance as well.very mellow/ balance barley wine,and very easy to drink.flavors of carmel,sugar,and malts.once again it very smooth. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Brown sugar, malt, and alcohol. Ruby body, little head develops. Very sweet like cane sugar with a tart background. Slightly fruity. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of cookies, toffee, caramel and hops. Flavor of caramel, dates, dough, and hops. Somewhat bitter finish.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2004
22oz Bomber. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a quickly departing off white head that leaves no evidence of its existence shortly after. This smells of sweet fruits and some floral hops with a bit of alcohol lurking about. Very hopped up front on the taste with malty sweetness following shortly after. It finishes with a dry and bitter taste that lingers for a while and alcohol is quite warming. Mouthfeel is creamy and thick and this is quite drinkable. Overall it’s a good beer but not one of the best of its style. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Wine stained leather. Aroma of brandy, rich, deep, fruity malts, caramel, resinous hops and red wine. Nice, sugary malts of all types provide loads caramel and fruit flavors. I would have personally liked to see more hops in this barley wine, not because I like a hoppy barley wine, but because the sweetness of the malts was just a little to overboard. Still though, like most barley wines, this is pretty tasty. bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Bottle. Ruby bronze beer with a small off-white head. Sweet malt aroma. Fruity malty flavor with a bit of honey, brown sugar, molasses, and some piney hops. Rich, thick body, but comes with some smoothness. A touch of alcohol warming. Just needs a bit more. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Hazy ruby body, soapy off-white head with good lacing. Sweet caramelly goodness with strawberry touches, grapes. Hops show up in the flavor... nice and balanced bitterness. Flavor develops in the finish with butterscotch and nuts. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. It is actually very balanced to me... and I am enjoying it quite a bit. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2004
A unique barley wine. Medium mahogony color. Sweet malt, date aroma hints of nut brown. Mouthfeel is clean, light and semi-sweet. Has some assertive bitterness on the palate. Malts try to overtake the hops in the end. A pleasant beer, needs more balance and character.