BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly fruity/spicy, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, good Winter brew, yet expensive!, WOW!
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours hazy brown with a huge, creamy and light tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, toffee and caramelish. Smooth caramelish and toffee. Medium sweet. Toffee and light bitter into a roasted finish. Solid bitter far finish.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, from Pinocchioís a while back. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, dark fruits, raisin, plum. Heavy on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, nutty, more dakr fruit, some chocolate, a little boozy for me, with a sweet, malty finish. Yum.
eachnotesecure (90) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased a few weeks ago at a local bottle shop. Pours a brownish copper color. Tastes a little like an English Barleywine but with a lot more roasty chocolate notes. For a 13.5% ABV this is really smooth. Iím going to take the whole bomber down but only because the alcohol is masked so well.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle shared and doled out in sampler sizes. Dark tan tint and faded brown head. Heavy lacing. Aroma was earth, ginger and a bouquet of various and sundry spices. Taste was cream, nougat, yeast, earthiness, and gingerbread. Palate was medium bodied, a little fizzy, nice and balanced. Overall, a highly drinkable barleywine that Iíd love to try out after itís aged a year or two.
digrod (138) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel. Molasses. Nougat. Rock candy sweetness but super smooth for 13.5%. Great Barleywine
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rich candy-like sweetness up front, heavy mouthfeel, notes of caramel and toffee, a touch bready with almost a scotch-ale-like malt quality, very smooth finish. Low bitterness for a barley wine.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour, nice off-white head. Not much aroma, but the flavor was nutty and sweet, and BOY was this bear creamy!! :)
crossovert (10991) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged. It has a nice spiciness to it, big caramel notes. It is a bit oxidized and lacking in hops.
kimjongill (207) - - DEC 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle. Dark amber pour with light tan head. Moderate aroma of belgian yeast which seems out of place. Taste is nicely malty, with a strong spice flavor that I canít put my finger on