duganc (17) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. A relatively hoppy American BW. I like the smokey oak and coating malt character. Spent over an hour on a bomber bottle from 53deg to room temp. Alcohol builds with temp, but never overpowers. Pours with little to no head, clear. I like : )
NikkTwist (1913) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Tulip. Nearly clear orange copper pour with a large frothy marshmallow white head. Feels like a reduced English bitter married with an unexpectedly smokey hop bomb. Smoked maple syrup. Dark blonde tannins. Golden raisins. Burnt Challah. Elephant ear mushrooms. Blood orange peels. Lots of earthy, spicy pine. Big and boozy. Nicely complicated.
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer starts in England and ends with an American finish. In the nose, peat overwhelms the senses with dried fruits and burnt sugar lingering behind. The palate is similar with flavors akin to that of an English barley wine, only with overtones of peat. It finishes abruptly with a sharp drying bitterness. Overall this beer has allot of bold flavors but just doesn’t seem to harmonize maybe some age would help.
S_Side_Smitty (572) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper with a thin white head. Aroma is molasses and sweetfeed for cattle with a little oak barrel. Taste is grains and oak with a slight sweetness. A very clean tasting barle wine. Not bad.
shrubber85 (8751) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange, raisin, and caramel malt aroma. Cloudy amber with small head. Woody orange/raisin, caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal/alcohol flavor. Light body for a barley wine.
Patrickctenchi (4596) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost clear, red-berry-copper with a tiny off-white ring.
Aroma is soft...vanilla, oak, light fruit.
Taste is pronounced oak....caramel, alcohol.
Not bad, mild for the ABV...but the oak dominates a little too much.
SudsMcDuff (6659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had on draft at Ibon .. . deep brown .. mild head, strong lacing .. . full mouth .. . long finish .. . Booze, vanilla, and oak goodness! .. . . madness is subjective
UncleKorm (1034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear orange hue w/ a one finger fully diminishing beige head. Moderate to bold fruity aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are smokey oak, tangerine, malt, and apricot. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and boozy warm finish.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Vintage, best by November 15, 2018.
Appearance: The body is a vibrant mix from orange to copper with particles in suspension. The head is short and dense, but short lived. It settles into a soft light tan coating with a messy ring.
Aroma: The aroma leans a bit sweet with some malts: caramel, toast, brown sugar and biscuit. There’s a hint of citrus throughout with a splash of oak and a hint of alcohol.
Taste: The flavor is mildly malty with a hint of bitterness and a bit of oak. The malt base gives some sweetness with caramel and toast, backed by oaky tannins and a mild grapefruit bitterness. Nicely balanced, but a bit hoppier than I like the style. The finish is a tad boozy with a warming sensation lingering.
Palate: Full-bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: I think that this is a solid beer, but nothing about it grips me. I think that the oak is a bit too strong in combination with the bitterness. I think that this would be better for my palate in a few months once the bitterness fades and the beer becomes a bit sweeter.
RobertDale (4093) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish amber with an average beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, fruit, caramel, vanilla, and some wood. Average.