pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom CellarFest 2013. 2008 vintage. Deep candy, caramel flavors with a blunt hop presence, in a good way.
ktownclown (11) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours Amber, with decent head retention, caramel, floral, very smooth for the alcohol content, somewhat sweet but not overdone
Chudwick (2345) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DLD bottle share - words words words rainy. Easy to drink. Decent overall.
redtechnj (244) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Clear amber with a thick,fluffy off white head, Excellent lacing and good head retention.
Aroma- sweet, malty, ripe dark fruits, caramel, hops
Flavor- Sweet and smooth, creamy mouth feel, sweet caramel malts, hoppy, nice alcohol with a big bitter finish.
Nejhleader (1301) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color, sweet aroma. Taste is a good barley wine, raisens, molasses. Nice body. Good brew
Christpuncher (1701) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
this one has a strong grape and wine flavor to start. boozy, tart, and dry finish in this one. seems to taste like a port that has some carbonation. one of the better barleywines out there...almost no hopps in this one. pours reddish brown with a reddish brown head. had at home out of a bomber.
78samh (196) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Caramel and citrus aroma. Taste is crazy flavorful! Boozy and bitter. OK barleywine. Not true to the style.
HIGHB4LL (795) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Wilburs. Appearance: 2 fingers tan head, amber red color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, floral, pine, fruity. Palate: full body, average carbonation, very bitter, sticky, light alcohol thinness and warming. Taste: sweet caramel and light fruity citrus hops, sweetness cascades into more bitterness very smoothly, with caramel lingering, and light fruit notes reviving in the aftertaste, as well as piney hops with floral notes. Overall, amazing beer, new favorite from Lagunitas. Super impressed.
Ericular (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite as good as expected. This is a pretty average, middle-of-the-road barley wine with balance, I suppose, but not anything outstanding here.
Emeister84 (1407) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of freshly baked lemon poppy seed muffins, strawberry jam, caramel. Clear ruby with a mostly lasting white head. Sweet, fruity, great balance, strong but not boozy, great bitterness. Full bodied, finishes pretty clean.
raoul_duke (127) - - APR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful hop nose, some molasses and caramel. Beautiful tan fluffy head which sticks around for awhile. Really nice red tan color. Extremity flavorful with a lot of honey. Almost sweet, but wonderful balance on the whole. The abv is well hidden. This is dangerous!