tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle / 2011] Thanks, Mike. Nearly opaque, copper-y brown-ish body with not much of a head at all, barely even a thin beige ring forms at the edges. Aroma has some rich caramel candies up front with light whiskey, red licorice, toffee, & a bit of sherry-esque oxidation. Taste is full of caramel covered burnt toast, whiskey soaked dates & raisins, butterscotch, & a lingering, brown sugar finish. Booze is apparent, front to back; quite potent, a little menacing at times. Slight oxidation in the aftertaste, but nothing too off-putting. Thick, heavy, mouth coating body. A good barleywine, but nothing more.
umich03jm (3272) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle thanks to mrebeks for sharing. Cloudy reddish-brown pour with very little head. Aromas are caramel, toffee, coconut, raisins, and sugary candy. Taste has a moderate to strong sweetness. Coconut and caramel is the strongest but there’s vanilla and raisins too. Tastes a tad oxidized. Thick body and a syrupy mouthfeel. Slight alcohol in the finish. Decent barley wine. Probably better a year or two ago.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of mrebeks
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, grain, mint, coconut, and light bourbon. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. The finish has light coconut, vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.
Concealer (1092) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at hops and pie. Hazy red amber with no head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, honey, whiskey, light vanilla and booze. Flavor is sweet caramel, plum, and honey, light vanilla and some warming whiskey on the end. Medium bodied, with a lingering dark fruit.
RobertDale (4980) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a very small tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, and whiskey. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, whiskey, and wood. On the sweet side. Nice.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As others have said, very little carbonation and head, disappears immediately. No matter, it's amazing. Toffee and coconut, sweet aroma with a hint of the booze and barrel. Flavor is like the aroma, sweet with just a little bitterness right at the end. Sweet and boozy in the best way. Syrupy and sticky. A very very good BA barleywine, well done Dry Dock.
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Gription79 (2781) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. There is a huge coconut aroma, bourbon, toffee, sugar. The flavor is toffee, bourbon, dried fruits, brown sugar, sweet coconut. This its not the prettiest beer, cloudy, no head, but still tasty.
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dirty, murky brown with no head. Aroma of bourbon, sugar, and booze. Taste is the same with dark fruit and feel of a port wine with whiskey taste. Very nice.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours a murky brown dolor with no head at all. Aroma is coconut, toffee and bourbon. Taste follows with a lot of sweetness and a huge rye character. I liked it, but didn’t love it like most of my other BA barleywines.
AdamChandler (4189) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, 2012 Vintage released October so this is just over a year old in the glass, and almost 2 years old from brew date. Enjoyed in a 20ounce stemmed glass at 55F
A - Pours an oaky bronze color out of the bottle. Murky brown to black in the glass.
S - Sweet, toffee like, cotton candy and whiskey booziness. Smells quite boozy.
T - Very similar to Firestone Walker Sucaba but much sweeter and much less balance. Lots of caramel, hints of coconut and licorice with cheap candy sweetness and bakers chocolate. A hint of Aunt Jemima syrup and some charred oak but not a lot. Just a bit of figs and cloves.
M - Completely flat, toffee sticky mouth feel on the swish
O - I probably won’t finish the bottle. It’s good but much too sweet for me.