Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, molasses, toffee, dark fruit, light vanilla and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dark fruit and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering bitter finish.
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is fruity with lots of vineous alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour with caramel malt. I found it rather simple, although well brewed.
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Raisins, nuts, vinous barrel notes and a bit of dark sugar. Clear dark amber with a thin light brown head. Caramel, chocolate, red grape and some brown sugar. Finishes with some slight bitterness. Very smooth and flavourful.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours an amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, light chocolate, toffee, and fruit. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, citrus, brown sugar, and toffee. Too hot. Needs some time to age.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 07–22oz bottle @Vero Beach Throwdown-pours a dissipating off white head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet dark fruit-plum/dark cherry. Taste is sweet dark fruit-plum/dark cherry, bitter, alcohol. Occasional. Thanks for sharing Beerlando. 3.0
090623-Alaskan 08 BW @Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks markwise–22oz bottle–pours a light tan ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-sweet, hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-sweet, hops-bite, alcohol. 3.6
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22-oz bottle, 2007 vintage. Pours dark brown with a thin, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, bread, caramel), heavy hops (perfume, flowers), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of dates, alcohol, and cola. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a spicy-bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; ends with a spicy alcohol bite.
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear amber , small white head.
dusty dry hoppy aroma, very slightly cellary.
flavor is very nicely sweet, wood, malts, syrup. nice sweet dry barley wine.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of kramer quite some time ago. Lemme see... I’ve had this since July 2009 myself. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, earthy hops and berry-like fruits. The taste is toffee, bitter hops, caramel. Medium-full bodied. Nice barleywine.
Dogbrick (11609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a deep brownish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malt, overripe fruit and hops. Rich body with flavors of toasted malt, dark fruit, hops and toffee. The finish is full and malty with a lingering toasted bread and fruit aftertaste. Solid Barley Wine from start to finish.
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ratebeer rating #3,900. 22oz bottle, 2007 Vintage. Poured a deep and muddy mahogany color wtih an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of pine, citrus rinds, caramel, dark fruits, and a little earthy. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, lighter earthiness, wood, toffee, and citrus. Sticky. Has a nice balance. Light to medium alcohol in the finish. I’m glad I have a few bottles to test out through the next few years!