madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23rd June 2010
Cloudy brown beer. No real head. Minerally nose with sherry and coca cola notes. Softish palate, a tad dry. Sweet coconut and malt. Subtle cherry in the undertone. Moderate and smooth bourbon with a little unsweet wood. Smooth finish with mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
50belair (1329) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, ’12 vintage. Clear brown pour with a fleeting white head. Bourbon and caramel malt aromas. Sweet and delicious with loads of caramel malts, dark fruits, velvety smooth bourbon and woody back beats. A fantastic barrel aged barley wine with a very nice mouthfeel and balance. Impressive....
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is candied sugar, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is sweet with a touch of sour. Medium bodied and somewhat slick. Not bad.
Blairgus (1750) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
15 mar 2013, bottle. Light but brown. Nose s balsamic vinaigrette. Tastes of balsamic vinaigrette and bacon. Something is the matter with this beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is a hazy orange hue with a small, oily, beige head. The aroma offers plenty of oak, with additional notes of bourbon, butter, caramels, roast. The flavor brings lots of wood, a light tannic quality, caramels. Medium bodied with moderatley low carbonation. Smooth on the palate. Overall, this was pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-13-2012
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of tannic barrel even at 3 years old. Very delicious rum raisins and bourbon. Not as smooth as it could be but that’s just me...
Ughsmash (6668) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, 2009 Vintage. Poured deep amber with a short, swirly beige head. The aroma was deep and seductive, with a blend of aged molasses, Port wine, spiked caramels, and dulce de leche.. warm bourbon was almost perfectly integrated.. I love when barrel treatments complement base beers, and this nailed it! The flavor held serve.. tangy and lightly acidic bourbon and oak opened on the tip of the tongue.. warm Port, caramel, and vanilla followed.. the bourbon rolled through and kept the drink bright (not allowing it to turn into a sugary malt bomb).. finished with delicious, softly aged malts, bourbon tang, and a hint of coconut. Heavy-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. very good balance.. awesome brew!
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle purchased at Toronado and shared with Bryan. Really a stunning beer. Nose and flavor rife with gorgeous port and madeira vinous tones, mellowed-bourbon vanilla and very little heat after 3.5 years of age, and amazing molasses, caramel, plum, and raisin. Touches of nuttiness and lighter stone fruit shines through as well. Awesome, glad I spotted it on their list.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from City Beer. Pours murky brown with small tan head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, booze, and thick malts. Flavors of thick caramel malts, vanilla, bourbon, and underlying tartness. Little hot and thick but this was pretty tasty..
Chuckaduck (490) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark ruby-brown-black with a thin tan head, fast to dissipate. Aroma is dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, slightly acidic. Taste is dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and funk. The funkiness here is very nice and a credit to the quality of the beer. The mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy and nice. I liked it. Overall, a very nice barley wine. Very enjoyable. Would certainly get this again.