Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peachy amber colour, creamy head and some haze in this beer. The nose suggests barley wine with mellow hoppiness in excess of an English equivalent. Peachy orchard-fruit and fresh alcohols lay over the top of deep complex maltiness. The body is thick and oily and offers lush fruits, dates, caramel and peaches. It has wonderful depth and maturity that suggests flavours of sherry or brandy. It gives a full mouthfeel and a sense of lingering wonder. Some tumeric spice on the finish. Delicious.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2011. It poured a clear dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was malty with some caramel, raisins, licorice and citrus hops. The taste was of caramel and roasted bitterness. It had a medium to full body with a light sticky texture. Good stuff.
Franzen (431) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Syrupy caramely aroma with hints of hops. In the taste the bitterness overthrow the maltiness which shouldn’t be in a barley wine.
matbli (157) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,65l, clear amber color with small white head. Strong aroma of cherry brandy, raisins honey but also with some notes of cooked vegatables. in taste medium sweetnes, good balanced with medium sourness and bitterness from amarican hopps in the end. Good drinkable, but alcohol could be better hidden.
Alusmamuts (1165) - LATVIA - NOV 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with small off white head. Sweet honey aroma. Rich bitterness mixed with honey sweetness.
janubio (567) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 This one is pretty impressive. Hazy brown colour, big head with a full lace and crown that leaves forever. Smell of Pine, allspices, cardamom or clove, citrus, brandy, tobacco, wood (oak?)... Not thick and not light in the palate, not too mauch carbonation, it feels really good. Taste is just like the aroma, maybe with some hints of chocolate and dark fuits and a bit more sweet., though bitterness and sweetness come and go on the same level.Very good indeed. Maybe if I can get another one I’ll give a perfect ten. I stand corrected by myself, it’s a perfect ten.
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for over 22 months.
Murky, dark copper with a 3-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, booze, citrus, pine resin, orange and bread.
Taste of citrus, pine resin, caramel, toffee, whiskey, floral hops and plums.
Full body high/medium carbonization.
This is a big beer. The hops, alcohol and maltiness all come through strongly even after nearly 2 years of aging.
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slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toffee (surprising given their rep for hoppy beers). Theres more hops in the nose than the flavor. This was the newest batch but tasted as if it had a year or so of age on it. Nice warming finish, and complex. Very good, but not one of the best."
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty damn impressive looking. had a dirt brown thing goin on in tha color dept. kinda smelled like dirt and malts, like the dirt floor in the basement of a barn. I was pretty damn impressed at the body as it was full and malty and even nutty. very subtle for the amount of alcohol in it. i give it respect
fcjack1 (255) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bomber from Tacoma boys. Pours a dark reddish brown. Tan head. Scent is a little boozy, caramel. Taste is sweet, spicey. Finish is oakey. Still pretty intense even after a few years.