coachd (130) - Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of raisin, fig, dark fruits, booze - almost like a Belgian beer but the hops at the end take it in a different direction. Pours a beautiful reddish brown color with a tan head that leaves a ton of lacing. Tastes like sweet malt and dark fruit followed by moderate hops and an alcohol warmth. Like a lot of other barleywines I have tried, only bigger. Some reviewers may not like how boozy this beer tastes, but if you’re buying 12.5%, you shouldn’t hate alcohol so much. Palate is slick and full; each taste stays with you for a while. Highly recommend this one. It was $5.49 at Friar Tuck, I bought one for now and one for the cellar.
pdx77 (1425) - Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Plum amber color. Aroma is molasses, bourbon, caramel, and taffy. Taste is molasses, plum, bourbon, caramel, and citrus. Syrupy mouthfeel, with a sweet molasses finish.
Cory (340) - , California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Bottle #004. Aroma is caramel, sweet, light hope notes, lots of sweet malted grain notes. Full body, long sweet finish, with some carob flavor notes as it warms up. Delicious version of a barley wine.
BVery (6840) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Reddish pour. Soapy head. Caramel, bready, boozy, pretty nice. Easy drinker and tasty.
thegreenrooster (3269) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a murky brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, toffee, sweet malt and even some wood smoke. Mouthfeel is super thick and heavy but that only helps sipping this powerful beer. Alcohol is there but not in a big way. Finish is brown sugar and plum. This was a very nice barley wine. Full of flavor,very thick and warming.
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 22 oz bomber purchased at Mike’s Wine and Spirits in Kansas City, Missouri. Bottled 04/08/2013. The pour is mostly clear reddish copper brown with not too much tan head. The aroma is sticky caramel, some pear fruit and a noticeable alcohol heat. The taste is pretty sharp caramel sugar sweet, rough chewy maltiness and bright alcohol heat, which really jumps out and liners boozily in the finish. The pear of the nose, is more cherry in the flavor - somewhat cough drop cherry at that. Flavors, and the booze come together a bit better as the beer warmed. The palate is medium to light bodied, low carbonation, nearly flat - which gives this a syrupy mouth feel. The aftertaste is sweet boozy alcohol, tastes like cheap booze. I probably love Lakefront more than anyone I know, though this beer didn’t work for me.
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slightly hazy rosey amber with a small rocky cap head. The nose is sweet and boozy nutty with some dates and cherries, with a nice earthy caramel undertone. Wow wee the taste is sublime, with earthy cherries and dates, a lot of raisin, earthy caramel, warm boozy esters, and a light pecan note. Super
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours clear copper. Aroma is heat and brown sugar. Full bodied. Mild heat. Caramel and brown sugar. Finishes clean, mildly sweet, and satisfying.
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange amber with a tiny beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty bread, fruit and toffee flavor with a warm alcohol trail. A nice straightforward bw.
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, sweet malt, dried fruit, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily and smoth, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.