_angst_ (3342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours dark reddish brown with a small creamy offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet and fruity with sweet dark bread, red apples, pears, alcohol, hazelnuts, prunes, raisins, figs, hay, lemon zest and hints of cereal. Taste is sweet and malty with sweet bread, overripe apples, pears, hay, figs, prunes, raisins, alcohol, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with caramel sweet dark bread, pears, overripe apples, lemon zest hay and moist wood. Too boozy, very estery yet quite tasty.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle split with my dad. Winter 2010/2011 label on the cap. Served in a Deschutes snifter. Thanks to Gushue3 for hitting this want of mine.
A: Pours a dark ruby with purple hues intertwined and light red edges. there a half inch off white head that forms on the pour and it recedes to a nice thick collar that leaves some stick lace.
S: Very light hops actually pop here right at the beginning, but it gives way to quickly to caramel malts, some burnt sugar and some plums and raisins.
T: There is almost a very faint oxidized flavor going on that leans to a sherry like flavor. Interesting to say the least. The toffee and caramel malts from the nose show up here as well the some booze soaked dark fruits and some candied figs.
M: Medium bodied, surprisingly a tad thin. I prefer a thick and syrupy mouthfeel and this didn’t quite hit that. Lower carbonation as well.
O: The mouthfeel was a tad of a conundrum for me as I don’t know how something this high ABV with all the right barleywine characteristics can be as thin as is it was. Still a nice tasting brew though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-08-2012
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours brown with a dark orange hint. Sand coloured head. The aroma holds nuts, honey, raisins, sweaty figs, milk chocolate, butter, wood, resin and alcohol, grain. The flavour is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of fat malt (caramel, buttery toffee, honey and grainy bread), balanced, light resinous hops, dried fruits. The mouthfeel is round and tiny tart with a light carbonation. Sticky, bready finish with a dash of hops and dried fruits. Medium to full bodied.
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Aroma from hazelnuts, walnuts, caramel, alcohol, fruity notes, butter, toffee, butter notes. Malty walnut flavor, hoppy, raisins, caramel, citrus, hay, banana notes, leather, butter, some vinous notes. A bit too boozy.
doublebock (523) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahagony brown with light beige head. Malty butterscotch aroma with an obvious kick. Toffee buttered rum and malty flavor with some grape and a spicy hop notes that appear at the finish.
Ratman197 (10854) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber wth a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, earthiness and plum. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavorsof toffee, carmel, earthiness, plum and light raisin with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
dagimp (796) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled November 2011, drank September 2012. From a bomber into a brandy snifter. Pours a reddish brown. No lacing and little head. Sweet cherry and berry aroma. Mouthfeel is thick and decadent with lots of stickyness around the glass. Taste is of cinnamon, spices, grapes, berries, wood, alcohol (but not too much), vanilla and bourbon. A very good barleywine. However, I’m not a huge fan of barleywines. I’m glad I let this one sit 10 months. No alcohol flavor. Worth a try.
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours darker amber, mostly unclear, with a tan head. The flavor brings sweet smooth malts, a bit sticky but not too resiny. Flavors settle with some dates and apples, maybe raisins as well. There are some sweet, malty, and honey notes, big in the nose, but not necessarily alcohol. The flavors and body are so smooth for such a high ABV, remarkable for the style.
idedek (157) - USA - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a good malt nose with hints of caramel. a medium body with some coffee and malt flavors with a hint of fruit. a bit of alcohol in the finish and a bit of dryness. Not bad just not really good.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish brown with a tiny beige head and an alcohol and fruit aroma. There is a fruity malt flavor with some plum and lots of alcohol.