Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
POurs a hazy brown/amber hue with a light tan head. Aromas of caramel, honey nuts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with flavors of chocolate, roasted nuts and caramel. peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 Golden body with dark sediment. Aroma of brown sugars and thin alcohol. Falvours of cocobutter, earth tones are washed with a very warm dry palate.
2006- 126.96.36.199.15 Nose of sweet orange and lavander. Soapy head. Flavour is bubblegum and floral maple; Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 2001: our is hazy reddish amber with a thin tan head...smell is sweet cherry and some sherry, molasses, and some toasty malts...taste is sweet with dates and cherries with a a dry alcoholic finish...damn good! Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
2001 vintage. I got the very hazy bottom of the bottle--lucky me! Raisins, brown sugar, wood, and lots of sweetness, laced with that familiar flavor of a vintage beer. A little sharp on the edge, but not super thick of palate. Really solid, though I didn’t rave about this as others did this night. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful brown sugar, cookie dough, tobacco nose. Tawny brown body with almost no head, just spotty islands of bubbles. Taste-earthy, cereal, roasted marshmallow, brown sugar like sweetness.
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle 341 ml. Appearance: Poured hazy dark orange with short white head. Aroma: dark fruity, malt, caramel, floral hops. Flavor: caramel, sweet malt.rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2006
Earlier Rating: 12/24/2005 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle 341 ml. Appearance: Poured hazy dark orange with short white head. Aroma: dark malt, fruity, caramel. Flavor: caramel, spicy, malt. Semi-sweet finish. Wow
2001 vintage ale, with a dark mahogany color, with a tan-colored head, but falls quickly, forming a ring in the glass. The nose is one of sweet caramelized malt, strong butterscotch note, fruity accent, roasted malt, and a toffeeish touch in the aroma, follows through on a smooth full-bodied palate, with a rich sweet caramelized malt charecter, mellow texture, note of chocolatey pralines, and candied fruits, even a hint of rum flavor, with a toffeeish accent, leading towards a sweet malty and warming alcohol finish. Quevillon (3061) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
Mon premier vin d’orge et j’ai tombé en amour avec ce style. Un peu sucré, fruité, caramelisé, frote et chaleureuse. Merci Peter Mc Aulan. pootzboy (1713) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 Bottle 2001 edition: the pour revealed a dark amber clouded ale with a rocky 2 finger cap that reduced to a modest ring and laced the glass. Soft carbonation. Aroma was marvelous for this aged ale: sweet tangerine peel over musty dried fruits and a persistant sweet grass smell...very inviting and not at all oxidized. Silky smooth mouthfeel large body, very mellow...no sharp edges at all...excellent. Flavour profile: Orange peel and treacle up front balanced by a thick plum pudding body...complex...some cocoa, figs,nuts, fruits and a floral hop background....finish is long, mellow and warming with sweet anise filling the palate...this ale ages wonderfully and with a few years on it I have to say this is the best domestic barley wine I’ve sampled...beating out my favorite Old Deuteronomy...only because I have never sampled Old Deut with a few years mellowing because it is so drinkable when young..........................................200 is the best vintage yet---will be sought after, have put 5 in the cellar to age. piscator34 (2515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Dark ruby red in colour with medium carbonation. The aroma betrays a touch of oxidization (a bit of sherry) along with some strong caramel notes, alcohol, and a bit of floral hops. The flavors are amazing for a beer this old: strong floral goldings hops, christmas pudding, orange, peach, apricot, caramel, and even the slightest hint of chocolate. Great body too, as one would expect. A nice way for me to mark the first -30 degree day of winter here in Winnipeg this season. Merci Turg!