yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is dark malty and light caramelish. Bitter and overripe malt fruity flavoured. Bitter and dry into the finish. Dry caramelish and bitter finish.
Oakes (13879) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hard Liver ’08
Chestnut brown, opaque. Milk chocolate nose with light alcohol and toasty hops. Rather bitter, with some toasty, chocolate malts. Fun stuff. A bit boozy...but a tasty finish.
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Rich dark fruit aroma. Near opaque brown color with a lightly lacing tan head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Very sweet dark fruit flavor (pruney) with roasted malt and arguably some floral hop. It is, perhaps, a near equivalent of Old Peculier.
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with thin off white head. Nose/taste of figs, dates, vanilla, light whiskey, oak, molasses, toffee and caramel. Full mouth feel. Finishes a little "hot" with some warming alcohol. Otherwise smooth and flavorful.
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the original bottling poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, toffee, oak and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, oak, light bourbon and a hint of dried fruit with a smooth finish.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Toronado BWfest–on tap-pours a tan ring for a head and brown with orange color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malt-molasses, dark fruit, secondary herbal hops.
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours dark orangey brown. Aroma and flavour of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Excellent barley wine.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz Growler - thanks Alex! Poured a deeper and hazy brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Tastes of caramel, lighter nuttiness, dark fruits, and vanilla.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-07-01. Hazy brown body with modest beige head. 3+ Flavour starts malty with a good dose of bitterness in the finish, touch muddled (or is it just me?), bitterness grows as the glass goes on. 6+ Modest aroma, malty with light hop character. 6+ Average plus palate. Decent, but the overall mix of the flavours doesn’t quite come together for me today. 2008 Vintage on the sign, 2009 in the Festival Guide, On tap at Seattle International Beer Festival
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper with a rich tan head and a sweet molasses aroma. There is a smooth syrupy caramel flavor with a slighlty bitter finish.