Fatehunter (1537) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
No. 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.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber colored. Sweetness, vanilla, creaminess, alcohol, warm brown sugar malts.
SSSteve (3906) - - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. No 13. clear orange with a small white head. malty toffee with vanilla and oak. sweet aroma. flavor has vanilla up front with oak. nice and sweet with loads of malts and only enough hops for backing. not the huge west coast BW i was expecting. really enjoying the vanilla oak character in this one. medium body.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.
bpreo (1939) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012-2013 season. No. 013. Aged in Oak. Vanilla, toffee, and cherry. 9.2% alc.
Cybercat (3800) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust aroma is crisp and malty with an overtone of fresh oak and a fairly firm alcohol bite. Pours a dark honey-amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent wheat head. Richly malty flavor has an oaken note, an edgy alcohol bite, and hints of hops, caramel and vanilla. Texture is smooth and firm, though lacking in fizz - but experience says that barleywines as a rule ain’t fizzy. Enough of this, and you will be an old knucklehead. ;0)
Arayaga2 (1871) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep translucent amber, with lots of small bubbles and an inch of tan head. Aroma is rich with toffee and plum, and woody vanillin notes are prominent in taste. Alcohol is there, but not overbearing, and it’s surprisingly dry into the finish, perhaps because of the oaky astringency. $6/22oz (mom & grandma leave PDX)
sjohnny (408) - - 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.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a clear amber with a small tan head, and very good lacing.
smell is of barley, some wood, malt, and a little sweetness.
taste is creamy, warm, barely, toffee, and some oak. ends smooth.
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown pour from bottle. Filmy head. Smell of oak and cherries and vanilla. Lighter woody mouthfeel. Boozy vanilla and dark fruits