Christpuncher (1175) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
very sweet start, caramel notes, buttery finish. not much carbonation. had a 22oz bottle pour at home. pours reddish brown in color with almost no head.
deekyn (1191) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- pours an opaque caramel with cola brown edges. S- caramel, toffee, vanilla, raisins, figs, ripe apples, banana bread, walnuts, tobacco, mince meat spices and burnt sugar. All fairly rich, but standard. A hint of rubber. M- oily full body. Light carb. T- high mineral water content to start and runs through to a relatively flat end. Caramel and tootsie rolls are strong at first. Some bread and banana esters in the middle with apples and dried fruits. Cola at the end with a slight vinous quality.
cernjoh (126) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a snifter from a 2013 bottle batch 107. Aroma is brown sugar and some banana. Appearance is a clear dark reddish brown with a 1/2 finger light tan head. Taste is caramel malt brown sugar grapes and light hops. This is called an American Barleywine but more so resembles an English BW. Palate is very well done. Smooth with a nice mouth feel. Overall I like this alot. Never had fresh but as a year old beer it is excellent. Cheers.
fitwitchik (320) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 2013 batch 107 bomber purchased at Westlake View Liquors into a snifter a reddish brown with little head slight carbonation.
Aroma is spiced brown sugar.
Flavor is boozy smooth. Sweet caramel. Slight hops for an American BW. More English in style & quite exquisite.
One of the better American Barleywines I have tasted. Blended smoothly. Bitterness almost obsolete. NICE!
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Zach, pour a muddy brown, burnt orange with a nice creamy head. Nose is sweet caramel and toffee. taste is sweet with heavy caramel and toffee with some subtle vanilla. Finishes on the same tasting notes with some mild to moderate lingering. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1394) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a burnt amber orange with a tan head and sweet aroma of fruits and toffee. Taste is of dark fruits, toffee, alcohol, bready notes, and caramel with a boozy, fruiry finish. Nice barleywine
Jaysbeers (69) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle to glass. A very dark pour. Sweet caramel and raisin aroma. A lot of caramel and malt flavor, with light-medium carbonation. Finishes a little warm in the throat. Mmmm...
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50belair (2269) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Malty aromas. Big malty notes with some caramel low lights and a hoppy bitterness.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at a friends house. From notes. Loads of citrus, caramel, raisins, toffee. Another pipeworks winner.
SudsMcDuff (5830) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle .. . pours a dark plum brown .. very light foam .. . very fruity, like to much and some booze .. . easy mouth feel and a quick childish finish .. . a weak barleywine .. . . i think my mom is the only person on earth that eats licorice.