Crit (3995) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
Tap at Archer:Cloudy reddish brown.Long lived beige head.Nose of carmel/molasses..Smooth well blended malt molasses taste,mild alc heat. Barleywine isn’t my style but I certainly like this one Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
Hazy dark reddish copper colour with thin tan head. Very mild malt nose. Bitter dry malt taste with dry hoppy finish. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Cloudy mahogany color with a medium tan head. Nice strong caramel, brown sugar and spice aroma. Bitter ash, citrus and hops flavors with some sweet brown sugar and caramel. Very dry finish. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Hazy mahogany color with a medium tan head. The aroma was full of earthiness, caramel, fruitiness, and some alcohol. The flavor was quite bitter...citrusy/grassy tones, caramel, fruits, bready. The feel was crisp on the tongue with a dry finish. Oakes (17657) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2006 Dark red, hazy. Big, oaky, malty aroma rich with fruits. Soft, sweet, winey, oaky with heavy malts and an alcoholic finish. Rich, dry, a bit boozy. This is a big beer but well-balanced.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Original notes: Hazy amber colour. Earthy, caramelly aroma. Chewy palate, a bit toasty, slightly vinous. Toffeeish, rich, long, with a resiny hop finish. Ar 7, Ap 3, Fl 8, P 4, O 15 = 3.7
Dark mahogany with a lihgt head and some lace. Figs and brown sugar in the nose. Raisins maybe. Caramel and roasted malts with some spices. Sour dough and yeast. Thick malts in the flavors. Rich caramel and roast. Big bitter touch. Thick, creamy palate with a bitter finish. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Really nice looking in the glass, sparkling ruby body topped by a rocky tan head. Decent glass lace. The aroma is sweet caramel and light piney hops. Kind of plain aroma. The flavor is better, smokey with some cirus to complement the pine from the aroma. Sweet but not overly so. Lingering caramel. Very smooth full palata. Tingly and warming at the end. Decent stuff. It is really close to being an excellent American style barley wine. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled bottledbeerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Beautiful dark blood & ruby color, mahogany stick head, spotty lacing. Nose of sweet sticky malts & a splatter of hops to balance. Moderate carbonation & light smokiness. The flavor is sweet but hot, nice rich malts. The finish is smooth with a little bitter hot note.
Medium reddish color, slightly hazy. Small sized foamy head. Aroma is caramel and fruity, cherries and sweet. A medium bodied barley wine. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Caramel and molasses. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2005
This barleywine smelled way better than it tasted, very rich toasty malts, caramel, fruit, really rich, but the taste was very thin and overly bitter. This could have used some time to age a bti and let the hops settle down.