kryon (1071) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage bottle bought in July 2011 at the Jug Shop in San Francisco.
Pours brown with no to low head
Aromas of caramel, roasted barley, vanilla, tobacco???, pepper
Mmm. This is good! A lot of vanilla, some bitterness and sweetness,...
This is a beer thst starts and ends the same. High sweetness, low bitterness, nice mouthfeel. Wow! Easily the best barley wine ive had!
Bacterial (1054) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Vintage - pours a dark amber with a slight tan head. Nose is dark fruits, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Mouthfeel is really nice, heavy, but not overbearing. Lovely complexity here without being a total mess. Fantastic beer.
conway (1047) - - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep ruby with a big head that settles quickly. Nose is strong on bourbon with some deep caramel notes and candied fruit. Taste also highlights some oak and dark cherry notes with a slight chocolatey aftertaste. Rich and syrupy. Complex and delicious.
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Slayer85 (1038) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (12,5% ABV). A clear dark brown beer, with a large, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting off-white to light brown head. The aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel), hint of hops (resin), with notes of coconut, vanilla, wood, whisky/bourbon, alcohol, raisin, plums. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture. soft/lively carbonation, very long finish with almost moderate bitterness, heavily alcoholic. Extra-yummy nose with lots of aspects. A joy to smell. Super sweet taste, with reasonable final bitterness to balance. Still overly boozy and bourbony to the point of burning the throat. A bit cloying after some sips. Imnpossible for me to finish the whole bomber. Overall a quality sipper.
sherm1016 (1031) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, 2012 vintage, purchased at Belmont Station. Pours a deep, dark, amber color with an off white head that fades quickly. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak. A little syrupy on the palate with light, soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, vanilla, oak, chocolate, a little booze, with a sweet, bourbon finish. Very tasty.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ O’Briens. Poured hazy copper-brown with a flat ring of white bubbles. No lacing. Earthy caramel and bread dough aroma with vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Boozy. Viscous, non-carbonated mouthfeel gave it the character of a liquer. Strong caramel and cherry flavors up front, then moves into the earthy, alcoholic oaken malt flavors. Somewhat of a mix between whiskey and cognac in the background. Long, sticky finish that tastes resiny, but without the bite. Definitely a sipper, but a great one at that.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Paul for sharing. Bottle pours caramel color with off white head. Aroma is caramel and bourbon. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Flavor is well balanced between the caramel and booze. A touch hot. But a great beer overall.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz, boxed and black foiled bottle, dated 2/18/11 from grape & gourmet. pours a beautiful, hazy, mahogany with a smooth, thin beige head that has great retention and leaves sticky drips of lace on the edges. aroma is outstanding with rich, sticky dark fruit notes of fig, raisin, and red berry backed by brown sugar, toffee, and light floral esters with the subtle bourbon barrel notes of oak, vanilla, tobacco, and toast emerging as it warms. flavor is wonderful as well with bold, boozy notes of bourbon, toasted oak, and toffee up front backed by sweet dark fruit notes of black cherry, plum, and fig with subtle notes of angel’s food cake, toasted malts, and creme brulee on the finish. palate is rich, full bodied, and perfectly carbonated with a great balance of sweetness and boozy, bourbon warmth. overall, a great barrel aged barleywine.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Owen. 2011 vintage. Pours a dark dark brown with a rocky cream coloured head. Amazing nose shows plenty of sweet malt and dark caramel. As it warms slightly vanilla, coconut, dark stone fruits and some dark chocolate becomes more apparent. Great stuff. Flavours are very much in line with the nose. Sweet dark and very intense. Full mouthfeel. Amazing beer.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ruby brown with a small off white head. Nose is big coconut, vanilla, booze, some coffee and nuts with hints of cloves and banana. Taste is sweet with not much bitter. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, body is heavy and the finish is long.
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