wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 650mL bomber bottle. Pours dark amber with a thin tan head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is toffee, maple, and other caramel aromas with some heat burning the nostrils. The flavor is full of vanilla, coconut, caramel, toffee, and milk chocolate, with just a bit of toasted bitterness balancing. The body is full with average carbonation and a long caramel, oak, and slightly hot finish.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd October 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Nice nose of dark toffee, bourbon and dark fruits. Smooth and airy palate with perfectly pitched mild fine carbonation. Airy rich malts, dark toffee. Good bourbon. a little spicy but not that much heat. Malts cream. Mild dark fruits. Smooth finish. A rich and heady beer, very nice!
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Thick, dark pour with a slow to form deep golden head. Massively malty, tons of brown bread, molasses, notes of Christmas cake, fig paste, dark cherry... so complex!...boozy but not harsh, spicy undertones, pleasant fruit acids keep this sticky big body from becoming cloying. But man, I love the malt density here! So good.
jtclockwork (8912) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of fig, bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisin and dark caramel. Medium body.
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malty and barrel like aromas. Huge malty and barrel tones.
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass at a tasting at Dan’s. Pours hazy orange-toffee with a medium head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose there are huge notes of rye, oak, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and tobacco. The flavour is medium syrupy sweet with huge toffee, vanilla, rye, oak and tobacco, along with big molasses notes and some earth. The finish is long and malty with rye and oak notes. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, wow, a beautiful barley wine. Complex and elegant, truly great. 2014-06-07
sudomorph (709) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep caramel/amber with a thin head. Aroma is huge and sweet with lots of caramel, fruit, chocolate, vanilla, and some alcohol. Awesome. Taste is slightly tart and sweet with some nice fruitiness, caramel, chocolate, rye spice, and a nice booziness. Yum! Medium-high body with a medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy but not cloying. Overall a great beer. Sweet with fruit, caramel, rye, chocolate, and booze. Yum!
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bomber - Brownish maple pour with little head. Sweet malty nose with hints of fruit. Taste is also sweet and malty and you certainly get the pomegranates even 2+ years later. Some vinous qualities as well. Good stuff.
peteinSD (1404) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Finally getting to the deepest reaches of my beer stash. Murky dark brown pour with an initial froth of dark tan foam that recedes to a ring. Dry whiskey with heavy raisin, date, thick and sweet malt and dark fruit in the aroma. Taste has a nice whiskey character mixed with a heavy, sweet barley wine (raisin, date, and some oxidization) with grape. Coating mouthfeel. Heavy duty beer. Nice.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for over 2 years.
Opaque, dark brown with a 2-1/2 finger tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, figs, dates, Southern Comfort, vanilla and brown sugar.
Taste of bourbon, toffee, caramel, figs, dates, vanilla, oak and brown sugar with a significant alcohol burn.
Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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