jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange brown with off white head. Nose and taste of resin, caramel malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, dank citrus, pine and toffee. Medium body.
AR (937) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy body and strong aroma. Strong flavor. This is a good solid beer that goes down smoothly.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 10 East. Huge aroma but nicely balanced. Big caramel sugar and grapefruit peel aroma. Flavors are traditional barleywine flavors, lots of sweetness, a sharp hop bite to keep it from unraveling. Toffee and pine really shine through. Very nice.
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brownish orange pour with off-white head. Nose has a nice citrus snap with some grapefruit, pine, and mild tropical fruit. Toasted malt and caramel. Flavor isi initially sweet caramelized malt followed by bitter grapefruit citrus and pine. Lingering toasted malt with citrus/pine. Hops are starting to fade out a bit, leaving a bit of dank finish. Mouthfeel sticky, but a little lighter on the finish than expected. Booze well hidden. A nice double IPA.
Lupulucid (168) - - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crunkle Sam is a balanced and easygoing as one could hope for a hopped up marvel. Pine and grapefruit make appearances bouyed on malt and body. While alcohol provides ample viscosity, and adds a bit of booziness but is not as prominent as one might expect.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to pint (shared with dudeabide). Looks good; a transparent brownish orange with off-white head. Smells and tastes sweet and malty with an average mouthfeel. Good beer.
AWISLguy (924) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Tosa Wine and Spirits, cellar aged 6 months. Pours an orangey amber with an off-white head leaving lovely streaks of lace all down the glass. Aroma has - whoa, hops - juicy fruity/piney/resinous hops. With caramel. Reminiscent of an American Strong hop blend. Taste is of sweet stone fruits, tangy citrus, spicy pine, toffee malts and some wood-y barrel flavors. Medium to full bodied. Sticky with some dryness. Finishes sweetly fruity with some bitterness and saltiness. And some alcohol, although that is fairly subtle. Not what was expected; very DIPA or American Strong-ish ... 2 favorites. Liking Clown Shoes take on almost everything!
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Reddish pour. Delectable aroma. There are grapefruit hops under there, but they’re drenched in butterscotch caramel and barley malt. Lovely. Thick mouthfeel, covers the alcohol really well. Bittersweet up front, and finishes with a zing from the hops. Powerfully flavorful, this is an absolutely lovely barley wine.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Caramel and light grapefruit aroma with light alcohol. Malt and light caramel flavor with grapefruit and light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Light caramel and light grapefruit lingers with light tropical fruit.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, citrus. Taste is sweet and sticky raisins, orange, lemon, figgy pudding. Nicely hopped barleywine. Or a sweet and complex DIPA.