Atom (1593) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours a murky amber/orange with a small khaki head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, toffee, resinous hops. Taste has a solid resinous pint flavor, with citrus and caramel malts, finishing bitter. Pretty nice.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by atom. Murky, amber/caramel color, with some ruby like highlights. A small white head is present. Really not the greatest looking beer. Rich toffee and caramel aroma, light pear, and some citrus. Basic, standard, nothing that really interesting about the aroma. Lots of citrus upon first sip, some caramel comes after that, some doughy grains, and finishes with more grapefruit and bitterness in the finish. Pretty nice, citrusy, and grainy barleywine. I’m still just not that big on this as a style.
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. amber with a cream head. nose is fruity hops, passion fruit?, hops, hops, and more hops. excellent on the palate, heavy fruit, hops, and a smooth finish.
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with some fizzy white head. Nose is overly boozy, whiskey, saltines. Flavor is like the liquid that surrounds an oyster, salty and a little savory, caramel. Full bodied doesn’t really describe the heavy mouthfeel. Hard to drink.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a pinkish-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of pine and resin notes from the hops, as well as some nice toffee and caramel malt. There is also a touch of alcohol in the aroma.
The flavor is similar. The toffee forms the backbone of the beer, but the pine and resinous hops stand out. Even with quite a bit of hop flavor, the bitterness is pretty low. The alcohol is noticeable.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bierkoning (10800) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jrallen34, thanks! Dark amber color. Wood, tobacco and dried red fruit and citrusfruit in the aroma. Cedarwood, tobacco and dried red fruit in the massively hopped flavor. Massive hops and alcohol in the aftertaste.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 10/16/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Lush West Town. Pours hazy blood orange with a thick, beige head that slowly recedes to thick, rocky lace. The nose is caramel and toffee, with intense resin and citrus hop bitterness. The flavor is more of the same, very dry, with caramel, toffee, and burnt brown sugar malts, and finishing very bitter and hoppy with tons of resin and grapefruit peel, and just a hint of earthy yeast. The body is full, with average carbonation, and a long, earthy yeast, caramel malt, and bitter resin hops finish.
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) clear orange with creamy tan head. Nose is exceptionally hoppy, true to an American barley wine, citrus, pine, wood, and pineapple. Taste of cream, grapefruit, caramel, very hoppy with an oily slick body.
TheEpeeist (3446) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Murky brown with lacy froth. Nose is caramel, grass, cat and melon. Sticky, syrupy and resiny but overall feeling light and airy especially for a barleywine. Taste is lime honey and pink grapefruit finishing slightly bitter and green.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours cloudy amber with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, caramel and a bit of hops. Flavor is caramel malts, toffee and cereal. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good barley wine.