ellolovey (262) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a murky dark dirty brown with a nice frothy ivory head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste is of sweet caramel and bread malts and pine hops. Loads of citrus rinds. Nice sweet backbone. Very balanced. A bit boozy upfront. Really warms you up quickly. Full-bodied. Light carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Very good beer.
johnnnniee (1494) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep amber almost copper color with as huge fluffy off white head that persists forever. Smells of spicy earthy piney hops with a solid bready caramel and brown sugar backbone. The flavor is malty and sweet with a bit of a bitter mineral bite to it. A fair amount of earthy spicy hop flavor cuts through the malty sweetness to provide some balance. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Solid drinker with an obvious English influence. I enjoyed it.
travita (3028) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is a beige colored head, clear, and amber in colored. The smell is caramel, toffee, malts, hops, fruit, and pine. The taste is hops, pine, fruits, caramel, and ok bitterness.
jkwalking05 (2350) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber red with a good sized light beige head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, maple, caramel, booze, and citrus. Taste is of citrus, tropical fruit, maple, toffee, and brown sugar.
Sammer (885) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Taste is a mix of booze infused pine, dough, citrus and hay. Complex and very good.
pete4999 (840) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a dark and hazy mahogany brown-red. Minimal head. Has a barleywine feel to it, very smooth and easy to drink. Caramel, toffee. Good beer.
Strykzone (3810) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Red brown and hazy with a frothy tan head. Sticky lacing. Some appealing over ripe fruit in the aroma with yeast and bread. Alcohol is tasted early and brings quick warming. Fruit is complex and fairly big in the flavor. Dark, passion, and peaches. I taste occasional roasted notes and yeast. This is a softer version of many barley wines. Quite tasty.
pablothirteen (36) - - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color, full taste. Slight bitterness.
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DSG (3926) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Clear deep reddish amber. Aroma of somewhat stale hops, a bit piney and resinous and quite a bit of caramelly malt. Flavor of stale hops, caramel, and a bitter finish, a bit spicy. Medium to full-bodied. Past its prime.
kidmartinek (2445) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, haze amber/brown with sediment and a lasting 1 inch dirty head. Just an immaculate appearance. Aroma is strong and balanced between bitter hoppiness and malti sweetness. Flavor is 60/40 hop/malt balance... aromatic and bittersweet. Palate is good but a little sedimentary, so might throw you off. The aftertaste is a little sweet and has an oatmeal character. A great beer albeit strange brew.