Stoned99 (1271) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared with Seb and Guylaine. Aroma: intense grape, bubble gum, medicinal syrup, light caramel. App: clear dark red and copper, minimal white head, nice lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, medium high sweetness, lots of grapes in mouth, moderate high carbonation with a sweet finish. Overall: hum, where to start. This is meant for grapes lovers. I’m almost forgetting this is a barley wine because of how much the grapes is present. Not something I could drink alone for sure. Thanks Seb for sharing this beer that is not a BDM but unfortunately it’s not really that good too. My biggest disappointment from FB so far.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber, courtesy of burg326, pours with a hazy deep copper body that has brown hues and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dark grapes, brown sugar and then thin rivers of caramel and molasses with more fresh organic grape notes toward the end of the draw. The taste quickly gets into malt sweetened grape that has a fruity tanginess to it around the edges which helps maintain a counter to the sweetness that is ramping up. To midway wafer thin sweet layers of molasses and caramel are noticed amid the grape fruitiness that is held a few rungs below being on the bright side due to the sweet malty influence. With a bit more age the grape fruitiness might pull back just a bit and soften to allow more malty and reduce sugar complexity to peak through. Still this is a fine sipper. Cheers!
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy coppery mahogany with a creamy beige head that somewhat fades. Sweet and fruity with some lightly toffee and musty malt, fig, some resin and tannin booze on the palate towards the end, longer boozy finish, moderate+ carbonation and nice body, enjoyable.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an amberish color. Aroma and taste are grapes, honey, and figs.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this was much better than the rating shows. Pour clearer amber in color. There is no resiny maltiness to take over, but a smooth lightly sweetened malty barleywine bringing the fruit and fig notes as promised. So smooth on the palate for ten percent, not quite a creamy body, but a balanced body perfect for the style and so easy to drink!
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@taproom, Oakland Park FL
Dark clear amber color, good creamy beige head. Light fruity, malty, sweetish nose. Medium-bodied. Berries, caramel, alcohol in the flavor. Again, as all FB beers, very clean palate but lacks depth. Easy for being 10,5%.
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not sure I’d qualify this as a barleywine. Very little to no hop bitterness or kick from the malt. The vinous/grape must presence is strong, possibly a bit too much so. Pretty tart and dry finish. Overall not bad but not one of Funky Buddha’s better beers.
baraciisch (2903) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish tan in color... Aroma of grape must, caramel, toffee... Flavor is grape, caramel, toffee, wine barrel notes on palate... Amazing
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RickTheRick (934) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une touche de mousse pas tout à fait blanche se dissocie promptement d’un liquide aux accents cuivrés et assez embrouillé.
Des arômes prenants de raisins secs s’amalgament à des notes de toffee dans un bouquet sans profondeur ou complexité démesurée, mais tout de même efficace.
Cet élan de simplicité se perpétue en bouche dans une gazéification aérienne qui véhicule bien les saveurs sucrées agréables et jamais aliénantes. Le caractère vineux décrit sur la bouteille se fait discret, laissant plutôt place à une délicate amertume terreuse.
Rien d’impressionnant, mais c’est un produit relativement bien exécuté.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light wine notes. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice wine tail.