Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
No head, dark body. Slight alcohol, good sweet malt. Could have used a little more hops character, but still very enjoyable. jonas (7611) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2005
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Fruity, earthy nose.
Opaque brown, no head.
heavy fruit sugar, port, slightly alcoholic.
So... this is one of the strongest BW’s I’ve tried locally. Very spicy flavor with a sting on the palate.. dont’ worry, that just the alcohol! Smooth on it’s way down! Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Ruby with a filmy tan head and some spotty lacing. Herbal and bitter nose. Some fruit with caramel malts and spice. Brown sugar and figs. Earthy flavors with some bitterness and caramel malts. Alcohol with some fruitiness. Warming, finishing with a sweet maltiness and alcohol. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 Sampled bottled at Man Land, Portland
3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Amber color, tan head, light lacing. Nose of creamy malts, strong alcohol and plenty of fruity hop notes. The flavor is nicely balanced, kind of sweet & fruity but it’s a little too course in the finish. Nice, spunky and fruity, it’s still quite a good barleywine. Near the same as bigfoot with a touch less hops.
looks like liquid caramel. tastes like a mild barleywine made, 11%? not even close buddy. smells like a thomas hardy’s, like old rotting pears and plums. tastes similar. light tobacco and tomato... tomacco? something weird. doesn’t hit the spot for me. old rotting pears and plums BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with fairly creamy tan head. Aroma is rich and spicy with plums and raisins, sweet malts, some caramel, and rum sweetness. Taste is sweet malts, dark fruit (plums, cherries), with some cherry showing up right before the swallow. Balance is ok, but slightly underhopped for a barleywine, and finishes with fairly mild alcohol burn. Very nice.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Ultra sweet, fruity aroma. Pours a heavy, syrupy ruby/amber with zero head or lacing and a whole mess of tasty particles floating in the mix. Sweet, without being undrinkably so, and figgy taste with a heavy dose of malt. Palate is clean and oily at first with a blast of fruity fig late. Enough of an alcohol kick to let you know its there, but it never gets in the way. As far as barley wines go, this is very drinkable. Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Top notch barleywine, very tasty til the last drop. Nice ruby color, taste full of darker fruits to tag along with a nice caramel taste and malt touch. Just sweet enough without going overboard, very very good. Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Good sweet aroma, some caramel. Dark ruby body with no head. Rich sweet flavor, caramel, with good alcohol presence.