illiniphil (117) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Bomber. Pours a rich copper with a heavy almond white head and some nice lacing. This is one big beer. Flavors are raisin, alcohol, malt with good carbonation. I love this beer. This is definitely one to buy 2 or 3 - drink one and cellar the rest.
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johanjacobsson (17) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, copper colour and a rich, copper (in a good way!) taste. Smooth, relaxing and full bodied.
blackflag321 (430) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 poured to snifter. Very interesting . . . not your typical port-wine tasting barleywine. High ABV is a bit too much in the taste, but I suspect this will mellow out with some aging.
circinus (138) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 35 cl, 2013 edition, from Systembolaget. Clear deep copper with a slightly beige head. Raisins, sweet caramel, generic dark fruit, red apples, figs, brown sugar, syrup. Quite full body, thick syrupy texture, soft carbonation, long sweet fruity finish. Slight alcohol flavour and some warming. Really nice!
chribban (140) - SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, copper with a 3 finger high head. Lots of lacing.
Nose: Marsipan, vanilla, syrup, apple, caramel malt & butter.
Taste: Sweetness, marsipan, eggnodd, vanilla, bourbon whiskey and cake.
Full, complex body with little carbonation.
Great! Buy a few and put some away a year or two...
Handypaul (134) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours golden brown with a full light brown head that lasts. Some lacing. Faint aroma of caramel and bread. Taste is fairly sweet, medium body and a long sticky finish. Pretty boozy and sweet. Drinking this mid-summer, would probably be more appropriate for mid-winter.
ansalon (838) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @home. Pours a murky mahogany with a tight white, slowly dissipating head. Aroma is figs, dates, raisins, caramel. ripe apples, muscovado sugar. Taste is dates, raisins, caramel, almonds, ripe apples, honey.
A bit watery in the mouth, not as full-bodied as one could wish for. Nevertheless quite good. Based on having tried verticals of this (2009 - 2011) before, this will age spectacularly. The 2010 version I had last year would easily have been a 4.3. This really needs aging.
EtTuCthulhu (850) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage on tap. The aroma of this beer is very light overall, but hints of booze as well as caramel and roasted malts do come through, but the appearance is an impressive deep red color with a small off-white head. The taste is a very powerful combination of a mild umami, mild sweetness, and a slight sourness, and the palate mixed a medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish.
VictorStr (897) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Söt aroma, kanske lite mandelmassa alt. Marsipan. En tjock och len konsistens. Man märker att den har en hög ABV, särskilt i eftersmaken.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, hints of oak barrel and vanilla. 12% alcohol is surpassing because it’s so smooth. Great barleywine.