Fatehunter (2275) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2016 Re-rate with a No. 014 bottling. The main difference is the taste. It’s woody, vanilla and caramel but a bit watery. The texture is a little lighter as well. Still enjoyable but not as flavorful.
------ 013 Bottling from a 22 oz bottle.
Thin head on a hazy, copper colored body.
The aroma is rich and deep: grain, bread and woody, like oak.
The taste is complex. It starts out woody, deep malt sweetness, bitterness in the middle, finishes candy sweet.
Smooth texture, low carbonation and heavy body.
A complex and deeply flavorful beer.
Gerbeer (3162) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of dark sweet fruit, dried strawberries, spicy oak and toasted malts. Flavors of dry red berries, grassy hops, oak, and sweet malts with a light bitter finish. Really tasty. Very nice.
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bridgeport. Copper colored pour. Dense smaller head. Bold oak, some caramel. Not overly complex but quite good. Somewhat dry finish.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bridgeport. Nice rich amber color with a white head. Tons of sweet raisin, caramel, and marmalade. A big time weed happiness. Mild oak. Lots of dark fruits. There’s an almost candied apple flavor to this. A lot of caramel, some jam, and stone fruit. A little boozy on the back end. Oak and spirit are pretty mild other than maybe altitude vanilla.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Crabapple Bottle Shoppe. Caramel, dark fruit, mild earthy hop presence, oak, vanilla, medium high sweet. Really dug it.
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tradiitonal red ruddy barleywine. A little on the simple side with an aroma of malt, alcohol and sugar, but it tasted tamer than it smelled. A nice brew if you are a barleywine fan, but nothing that stands out."
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep, hazy brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and pale malts, light chocolate, alcohol, floral and bitterhops, and some light oak/vanilla. Flavor the same with not the best blend. Average texture. Not the best barley wine.
brewballs (215) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bridgeport puts out stuff that never wows. And this barleywine is no exception. A plum hue. Slightly foamy head. You can smell the malts too much. A bit carbonated as well. Has a flat buttery scotch taste. The wash down is dry and bitter. Nothing really extraordinary about it. Kinda boring and typical.
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Imparts aromas of caramel, toffee, fruit, vanilla and a touch of oak. A nice clear deep burgundy with candy red highlights. Flavor similar to the aroma and sweet with decent body.
sjohnny (521) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit, vanilla, caramel. Pours cloudy orange tinted caramel brown with a light off-white head. Dark fruit balanced with a bright (floral?) flavor. Velvety mouthfeel. This is a thick feeling beer with a lot of flavor. Smooth with a hint of esters on the finish and just a bit of edgy bitterness to keep things interesting.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Green’s - Buford, Bottling #13. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, vanilla, spicy hops, mild candied fruits. The taste is citrus hops, toffee, vanilla, oak, nougat, a bit of chocolate. Medium bodied, prickly booze, moderate carbonation, good balance. Nice beer.