puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle no. 033-10. It pours a murky amber-copper with a thin head. Thea roma is pretty nice with an appealing malty and floral hop character. There seems to be something akin to berry-fruits in the scent too. The body is pretty full. The taste is really rich in bitter hops with malts taking more of a back seat. A much more tolerable barleywine for me.
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber 2009 vintage poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, sherry, raisins, dates and a hint of coconut. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a lightly warming finish. Flavors of toffee, sherry, raisin and light earthiness with a smooth lightly warming lingering toffee finish.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #458. Tasted 3/28/11. Purchased Fall 2009. 22oz bomber. Hazy with a brakkish brown hue with a subtle red highlight. Moldy ring of bone white head. Aromas of raisins and candy fruit. Sugary with a grape candy note. Mildly spicy with nuances of red berries. Full bodied with a bright bitterness and effervescence. A nicely diverse palate that hits on the bitter, dry and sugary sweet. A solid and noticeable alcohol note, but as it’s such a big beer, it blends well with the rest of the palate. Piney hops and dark dried fruits with a kiss of grapefruit astringency and other assorted citrus fruits. Nice with a big palate and quite ageworthy!
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cereal grain, pumpernickel, pine and faint banana aroma. Hazy red-bronze under a lasting, thin, white cover. Blast of flavour: citrusy, spicy toffee and pumpernickel combined with bitter pine and sea salt. Bitterness is not assertive, which is good since the sweetness of this potent beer is subdued. No obvious alcohol. Very well balanced and not overpowering, despite the 10.1%. Medium body, moderate carbonation, almost clean finish.
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 2009. Pours a cloudy caramel color with a small sandy head. Very soft and subtle aroma is mostly caramel and faded citrus hops. Balanced flavor of citrus hops (lightly faded), florals, and caramel. Smooth and not overpowering.
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and caramel.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium amber pour, dense off-white head. Slightly doughy, boozy aroma, kinda sweaty and figgy. Sugary honey start, a touch of dried fruit, kind of apricoty near the middle, finishes sugary. Kind of sweet and one dimensional.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml 2008 Vintage
Aroma rose berry aroma with raspberry tartness, sweet ending. Refreshing nose.7+
Appearance very nice appearance. Thick hazed amber with large bright white top. Good lace.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied, central berry sweets, mineral earthy side and finish. Light dryness from hop , slight tartness with it. Neat , refreshing and quiet drinkable for its strength. Easy going. Finished 650 ml by myself and was looking for more…
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear orange color with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose has some light caramel and toasted malt notes, perhaps a bit of dark fruit in there. The flavor has a little west coast hop bitterness, plenty of caramel malt, some sort of odd woodiness, and an alcohol note that is a little obvious. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a medium, bitter yet slightly boozy finish. This one was just okay for me. The hops, malt, and alcohol didn’t quite seem to mesh like they should.
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear medium red - amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, overripped, oxidide, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, overripped fruit, caramel, barley wine - alcohol, acrid bitter notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.