ryecatcher (852) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a deep amber coppery color, medium white head with little retention. Nose is kind of musty, piney hops, some brown sugar, orange peel, vanilla. Mouth is syrupy sweet (which luckily Iím in the mood for) sticky on the palate, dates, raisins, figs, vanilla, candy sugar, light bitterness in finish along with a faint old-school Lifesaver flavor íButter Rumí taste. Pretty good stuff. Chicago (thankfully) isnít seeing the blizzard theyíre getting in the Northeast, but the sleet/snow thatís forming an icy crust over there on Archer Avenue justifies this seasonably suitable beverage.
gramity (1506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown ruby red with off-white foam. Smells strongly of grapefruit with hints of cranberry and deeply sweet lupulin. Tastes very sweet and fruity to start with, then fades to a crisp deep barley then ends warm with growing bitterness and lingering sweetness.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Well, they got the name right. Deep, and BIG, in every sense of the word. This is pretty much what I am looking for when Iím in the mood for a barleywine. Rich toffee, fruity sweet, but with more than enough hops to notice. The body is great for a beer of this strength. Dangerously drinkable and very very tasty. If the abv didnít show itself more as the beer warmed, Iíd have scored this even higher."
GIJOE (704) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish copper with a thin beige head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with roasted malt. Tastes mostly sweet, but a good hop bite. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation.
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Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slight hazy orange, min head
Smell sweet hoppy fig, caramel raisin
Taste sweet boozy caramel, really sweet,
baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange brown in color... Caramel toffee aroma, tropical notes... Flavor is light caramel, tropical fruit... Light body, minimal fruity hop notes on finish... Solid
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Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Isnít "Gigantic Massive!" a bit redundant? Like "Big Large"? At any rate it lives up to its name, with a huge, creamy malt base and smooth malts. My Notes actually use the word "smooth" like, I donít know 4 times. I was glad I had some friends to share this with because I had a long day of drinking a head of me.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Darker caramel, reddish hued, thin frothy tannish head, dissipates quickly, little lacing.   Soft caramel, toffee, biscuit, citrus peel, and hops on the nose.   Pale caramel and candied citrus peel up front on the tongue, not all that hoppy.   Seems to have a bunch of tea leaves too.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Not too heavy or sickly sweet, thankfully.   Lingering citrus peel, pith, and tea leaves, with only a touch of caramel or toffee.   Not as big as I would have liked, needs more caramel/malt body.   Otherwise decent, hides the 12% well, tiz a bit warming, but isnít too hot.   Yeah, needs more malt body to make this bigger.
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Big spicy pit fruit, toasted caramel aromas with mild florals and alcohol. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Big spicy toasted caramel, yeasty flavors with sweet pit fruits--warming lightly boozy finish----good
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is mixed hop over a rather strongly roasted malt. Nearly full bodied. Flavor seems to start chocolate, switches to mixed hop - citrus/pine - shows heavy malt - lights a mild burning in the throat. Itís sweet, towards brown sugar, but thereís so much hop that doesnít really matter. This is not quite accurate, but it finishes bittersweet. Couldnít resist.