brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish brown pour with a thick off white head. Fruit and malt in the aroma. Tasted complex with sweet fruits and caramels. Finished with a lasting alcohol and malt feel.
dphoxie (103) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had the 750 - tsunami relief bottle. Pretty stoked to drink this, I have been getting into bigger more barleywine type brews lately. Overall I wasnít blown away. The aroma is sweet with a sharpness I canít quite nail down, the palate is similar. There is this bite to it that I canít explain. It must just be the heat from the booze.
Handypaul (103) - - 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.
illiniphil (103) - 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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Brentv (102) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. Poured from the bottle a dark red. Big off-white head with very fine texture that hangs around for a long time. Lots of lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma, and caramel. Sweet, not hoppy. Creamy mouthfeel. This should age nicely.
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep cherry/raisins/malt, full aroma. Dark mahogany red color with full tan head and lasting lacing. Flavor is complex and strong! Definite alcohol presence and lots of malt. Full rich mouth feel that is very satisfying. A very warm silky flow across the palate. If you get a chance to try this beer, and I highly recommend that you do, especially if you like a good barley wine, you will not be disappointed...First Rate!
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a chestnut-mahogany color that is very reminiscent of a hardwood floor. Darker on one end than the other, with a nice fluffy eggshell colored 1/4" head that does NOT fade at all. DAMN that is some serious sticking! Smells of sweet maple and caramel malt with huge sherry overtones and some nice fig aromas popping out now and again. Some very mild sherry aromas in the mix as well. Some nice caramel and sherry flavors with a nice bittersweet apple in the flavor from the hops. A semi hot burn in the finish with tiny undertones of figs, nuts and maple [syrup]. Nice carbonation with a very nice mouthfeel. Deceivingly light compared to prior versions [IMHO]. This beer is very drinkable and surprisingly smooth. Just don’t plan on going anywhere. This one packs a huge punch. Thank you North Coast!
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Ale. Very high alcohol content so it leaves you feeling very warm inside. Smells like caramel, malts and butterscotch. I really enjoyed this selection of Barleywine. Will age quite nicely.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Haggen in Beaverton, OR, which is the only place Iíve ever seen it. This is hands down a great barely wine, lots of malty sweetness. Pours dark copper with a half inch head (I was hoping for more). Good lacing. Strong aroma with dark sweets, I would say some old brown sugar and subtle vanilla for some reason, which surprised me. At 11.4%, I was wondering how well they would be able to hide the alchohol, but leave it to North Coast, they have great brewing skill. The only thing that was overly pronouced in this barleywine was its balanced mouthfeel and flavor. Lots of deep sweetness which made this winter night feel nice and cozy. Alchohol burn hits at the very end, lingering on the tongue. Great brew, must try.
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very viscous this has a strong sweetness to it but some noticable hops help to balance that out. Overall the flavors blend very nicely. I look forward to drinking this with some age on it.