Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber from a wine glass. The beer pours a surprisingly light amber color with a low off-tan head. The nose shows characters of raison and prune, along with a not-so-subtle alcohol note. Hops come through in a pleasing way, but do not denote themselves, when compared to the malt note. The palate shows a nice English medium-high crystal malt note up front, followed by a prevalent alchohol note in the mid-palate to finish. The latter is fairly predominent through the finish, pleasing indeed. Overall, a very nicely styled example of the style.
Alusmamuts (499) - 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 (440) - 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 (2069) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (6084) - 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 (177) - 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.
fellebag (907) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 6fl. oz. Creamy off white head. Hazy brown color. Aroma is cookies, bread, sugar, citrus, pine resin, pine honey. Taste is malt, sugar, oak, wood.
brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl. bottle - 2012 "Vintage" - poured in to a Snifter. Slightly hazy amber colour with orange hues. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, resin, oranges, lightly toasted malts - the richness is balanced by grapefruit and citrus hops. Some alcohol. Taste is sweet - and well balanced - the best feature for this beer. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting drying finish with rich malts, toast and fruits. Pretty straightforward American Barley Wine.
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2012. Pours dark amber with a big white head. Aroma is heavy sweet with notes of hops, caramel and light alchool. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter, hoppy, dry fruits. A bit different from your usual barleywine.
Lisowczyk (59) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa mocnej herbaty. Piana solidna i trwała. Cudowny aromat: cytrusy, iglaki, kwiaty, maliny, owoce, kremowe nadzienie waniliowe z wafelków, kiwi. W smaku silne nuty ziołowe, lekkie igły sosnowe i cytrusy, przypalony karmel, owocowy miks. Silna goryczka, dobrze równoważy się z likierową słodyczą. Piwo bardzo gęste, likierowe, mocno rozgrzewające.