50belair (2188) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark brown with no head. Caramel and dark fruit aromas. Caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, vanilla flavors. So much going on here, and itís all GOOD..........
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful beer. ours a dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel among others. The flavor is at first bourbon and vanilla. Then you get the caramel. Some oak and booze soon arrive. Made for sipping, this is just a damn good beer.
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber from the Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay. What a find. Dark brown pour with a no head. Lots of sweet bourbon up front in the aromas, caramel added some more sweetness. Some woody vanilla notes too. I could smell this all day. Carbonation was very light, body extremely smooth and rich. Huge in every way and it work in every way. Flavors were lightly sweet, full of bourbon and wood, some vanilla and lots of caramel. Easily one of the smoothest Barley Wineís I have ever tried.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.... Clear dark brown pour , small ,wispy beige head , some lace . Malty aroma with notes of caramel, chocolate , vanilla and bourbon . Rich malt flavor , chocolate , vanilla , bourbon , oak , tobacco and some dark fruit . Full bodied , sweet but not cloying . Strong alcohol presense but not in a bad way, it works well . Finish is dry , excellent .
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deep amber hue with a very clear body. The aromas are creamy vanilla, silky smooth bourbon, and some fruity booze. The flavors are strong with the vanilla bean, some sweet bread, and bourbon with a touch of french oak. There is a booziness to it at times that isnít bad but could use some rounding. The mouth is really smooth. Great brew. Keep them coming Firestone.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks Dan! Pours the darkest shade of ruby, with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma of canned pineapple, coconut, and honey. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and fruit cocktail. Smooth and viscous with just the right amount of alcohol warmth. I think Iíve found a new favorite barley wine.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a very thin head. Has a caramel, vanilla and light booze smell. Has a vanilla, chocolate, coconut and booze all in the taste. Very nicely done!
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on 2/19/2011 on tap at Beer Revolution. This barley wine pours an eclipse black to dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, raisins, caramel, wood and bourbon. A medium to full bodied barley wine. The malts are dark fruit, raisins, wood, and tobacco. The hops are herbal and earthy. Very nice balanced barley wine, with big malt flavors, with a touch of wood and a whole lot of bourbon. Very nice barley wine. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Ontbeertaster (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good barley wine, Very grainy, what you would expect to find in a typical barley wine, nothing really standed out too much. But it was a really good example of the style. Would have again
JRock72 (605) - - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dark Lord Day. Thanks for the share. Poured light brown with little head. Taste is of alcohol, light spices and dark fruits. Overall really well rounded and balanced. Would have again.