jnkor (356) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Popped the cap and had a foam explosion. Pours a syrupy thick opaque brown with a head that borders on caramel. Aroma makes me think wood aged, brown sugar, molasses, malt. Taste is all of the above with a decent but not unpleasant alcohol element. Finishes nicely due to the thickness. Does its job at 11%+
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a dark golden red with a nice tan head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and malt. Taste is dark fruit, caramel, malt, spice, and alcohol. Very nice warming Barley Wine.
Clarkdvm (420) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Strong plum, molasses aroma and flavor. Can feel the alcohol. Nice combo of a quad with winter.
TBone (15724) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CCB, Tampa. Abv 12%. Copper color, small steady off-white head, lace. Aroma has dark sugar, malts and molasses. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Very malty, dark fruity, plum, raisin, molasses and caramalt. Notes of fresh wood too. A bit too raw brew for my liking.
EricUhle (4) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour, 2013/2014 cellar- hopped barley wine with dark fruit backbone. Aroma still present however naturally must have mellowed with age. Dark brown colour with a touch of ethanol from alcohol however 10% abv masked quite nicely.
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Advertised at 12% at the brewery. Spicy brown with aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. A big beer to say the least. No head but good flavor makes up for the appearance. Best one so far.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2014. Pours a muddy deep brown with small head that lasted about 20 seconds. Aroma is fruity with plums, peaches, prunes, and currants with some slight booze and barrel. The taste is similar with the aromatic fruits, thick barleywine style ale, and some booze on the finish. Well balanced though. Medium to full body, moderate carb. Slightly sweet. Really a great beer.
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at cigar city, tampa. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has malts, caramel, plums, some bourbon. Sweet body, plums, oak, raisins.
RLiddell (100) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Current bomber purchased at CCB. Pour is dark cola color with very little head, which disappears quickly. Not a distinct nose, but one that is rather sweet with hints of caramel and toffee. Taste is very sweet and sticky, in a b good way. The high ABV is well hidden. Nice sipper.
ryanfolty (2348) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 23, 2015 - taster glass sample at Darkness Eve. Bottle shared by me. Lots of head and much sweeter than I expected.
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear dark red copper color with a tall khaki colored foamy head. The head became creamy on top as it settled. The aroma was on the mild side, predominately a sweet toffee scent with some spice. The beer had a nice creamy texture. There is alot of flavor here and pretty complex. Hints of chocolate, toffee, dark stone fruits and some mild hops come thru towards the finish. There is also a good sense of the alcohol in the flavor and a warmth from it as well. This is a good take on a Florida winter warmer. I sipped the bomber bottle all night watching the ballgame. No need for a winter warmer in August in Florida, but a pretty good brew none the less.