goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle fill was 1/2 inch less than other third coast in cellar. Poured a murky dark brown with small head . Aroma sweet and of dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeel that gained some fizziness as it warmed. Thick malty sweetness quickly gives way to a lot of hops and expected warming feeling.
DYCSoccer17 (3667) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Marvelous sweet brown sugar aroma. With some of the "typical" fruity vinous notes. Maybe some maple in there as well? Pours a murky amber color with a light tan head. Starts is mildly sweet with mild hints of vinous fruitiness. Very very hoppy finish and extremely dry. This guy needs to be aged and mellowed.
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is slightly less than 1 year old. Very deep rust color. Last 1/4 bottle poured thick and hazy .Great nutty malt aroma. Alas, if only it tasted as great as it smells. Big nutty flavor,hints of dried fruit with a slightly bitter dry finish. Basically like a Sami C. light.
hershiser2 (2588) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Brown with orangey/rusty tints, thick and cloudy. Small, but soft-looking head. Sweet, fruity malts in the nose... reminds me of passionfruit a bit. Deep, rich and thick flavor. Bitter plum, with hints of fig and chocolate. Without a doubt, the best barley wine I have had to date... and it ranks up there with some of the all time better beers Iíve had. This one was worth much more than the $1.99 price for a single.
Sammy (11642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Hopped up with Cookie dough, mint, rum, dates and fig, ice cream mouthfeel.. Complex real flavours and overcomes alcohol.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unaged. Brownish orange around the edges with a nice off white head. There is a full barley wine type aroma. Very malty with dark fruit smells. It smells full. There is a heavy malt character and a very warming feeling. A pine hop flavor pervades making this a very nice beer.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep mahogany slightly cloudy appearance with big bubble amber head. Intensley maly aroma with sherry and plum notes. Ohhhh, deeply malty flavor with enough hops to back it up. Big, powerful, elegant beer. More of an Old Ale to me but still top notch.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown in color. Carmelly and hoppy aroma.Rich malt in the flavor. Enjoyable. Smooth with a bitter finish.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. really great barley wine. poured a cloudy maroon brown with a nice caramely creamy head. smells raosty, fruity and hoopy. smooth, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. tastes hoppy, with some roasty coffe notes. a great beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redish brown with lots of floaties and a yellowish greenish head. Carmelly hoppy fruity aroma. Rich thick malt, with a large carmel component. lots of hops in the flavor and a long, bitter finish. Remindís me of a poor manís Double Bastard.