bpreo (1612) - 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.
slowrunner77 (1743) - 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 (3943) - 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 (190) - 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 (247) - 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 (371) - - 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 (8546) - 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.
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a nice bright reddish mahogany color with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet citrus, oak. A nice robust flavor: tannins, oak, fresh oranges and mellow marmalade hops, sweet sugary dense middle, again more fresh ’green’ oak flavors. Quite fresh and big tasting. This isn’t a Uinta BW, but it is quite good.
stevoj (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown /ruby with large bubbly foam. Mellow oak barrel, wine-like aroma. Heavy on the malts, slightly syrupy with some hops on the finish. Finish is slightly dry. Warming without burning.
Arayaga2 (1782) - 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)
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured a dark auburn/almost ruby color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of alcohol, wood, dark fruit, caramel cherries and vanilla. Flavor lacked the quality of the aroma. A bit harsh and alcoholic at times; Earthy and dark fruit. Some pepper and wood. Good overall.