Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 372   ABV: 12.4%
British Style Barley Wine with a deep amber-red color, massive toasted malt, toffee and caramel aroma, and full-bodied malty flavor, leading to a smooth, soft and warming finish.

Ty5592's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 07 bottle, had this in October 08. Pours cloudy dark Amber/brown color with no head and minimal carbo. Sweet malty, dark fruit aroma w/ vanilla and caramel bustin through. The taste was the same. Sweet with nice malty flavors..My type of BW. Not good, Great!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Beautiful black, with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee. Extra rich and wonderful, but residually rather sweet. $6/10 oz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2015
So dark, pours a beautiful dark mahogany. dark khaki head. Su-weet—molasses, alcohol. Plum, resin. Powerful stuff, maybe not the best thing to drink on a 96 degree days. I’m free of restriction on 7/4 & this is review 999. Syrupy, dessert beer, rich flavors but more a sherry than beer. Pelican has always leaned toward the British side of styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1844) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Cola color with solid gwad. Aroma of caramels dipped in cream. Taste is creamy smooth with faint grass. 2013 vintage

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - FEB 8, 2015
Bomber, 2013 vintage. Rich dark fruit aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Pours Amber-red with a thin tan head that dissipates almost immediately and no lacing. Starts with sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors. Finishes impeccably smooth with a lot of dark fruit flavors and a little bit of warming booze. Fantastic sweet barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Rated on 4-27-2013 (Bottled 121712) This beer has a small and very fizzy head that quickly dissipated, reddish brown body and fast rising carbonation. The flavor is toasted malt, sweet and alcohol. The flavor is alcohol, sweet, malt, and fruity. The mouthfeel is warming and has a burning effect on the back of my throat. This is a sipping beer that is worth trying, but I did not enjoy the throat burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2875) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Barley wine bottle share on 1/31. Reddish brown color with a little head. Aroma of malt, caramel and rye, sweetness and alcohol. Flavor of sweet malt, alcohol and caramel. Ends up bitter and with a nice warming finish from the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle (22oz $12 2013): Pours dark brown with 1 finger brown head. Smell booze and sweetness. Taste the same. This is a very nice sipper, good for after dinner, not as good mid afternoon, my mistake. I can’t overstate how sweet this is, almost candy like. Sticky. Nice warming in the end though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Dark brown to black with reddish hues. no head. Nose is sweet toffee with licorice and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, very malty, a bit medicinal actually a lot of cough syrup. finish is very woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage enjoyed Memorial Day weekend 2014. Dark chocolate colored pour with few bubbles and no real head. Nose is aromatic with dark fruits, toffee, caramel, and faded florals. It reeks of classic PNW barleywine. Translates the same to the taste, with the addition of chocolate. Good overall,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1672) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bomber shared pours a dark red to brown semi transparent with light tan head. The aroma is deep malt and dark fruits and Booze. Really nice aroma. The flavor is deep and rich plenty of deep malts and some sweetness and alcohol. Lots is dark fruits in the flavor and oh did I say there is a nice alcohol warmth.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 20

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50