trujahwarrior (462) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Latona pub in Seattle, pours a hazy amber color with a medium offwhite head that left great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pine, caramel, dark fruit and light citrus. Mouthfeel was thick and heavy with medium carbonation. This was my least favorite out of the 3 but it doesn’t mean it was bad by any means. Pretty good use of malts and hops. I got to meet John Maier the head brewer from Rogue so that was cool. It was cool to hear his story of the brewing process and experience brewing 3 different barleywines in 3 different breweries.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The better of the two "Class of ’88" beers that I have tried. So strong, and so full of flavour.
junon (381) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been avoiding barlywines for some reason. This thing changed my mind. Smooth. Fruit hints. Slight bitterness with a kiss of sweet. Balanced.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy apricot body, modest, hopped head. Dried fruit, peach schnapps, and cherry alcohol nose that veers into candied fruit land. Powerful, fruit-filled body with buzzy peach fuzz, screwdriver, pineapple and more. A fermented, morning cocktail.
Arayaga2 (1747) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy honey colored with an inch of white head. Aroma is sweet pineapple, and taste is the same with pithy bitterness and alcohol warming and bitterness into the finish. $7/22oz
Ratman197 (8852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, sherry, earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, sherry, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth lingering sherry finish.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - label states 11.5% - turbid glowing orange - pour seems thick, kindof viscous - nose is sweet and citric (smelling kind of like orange marmalade), with some bright acidity cutting through, earthy whiskey-ish notes, slight peppery/spicy character - low carbonation - soft in the mouth - quite sweet, with a lot of candied citrus character - however, there is a nice complex earthiness to it that cuts the sweetness, as does a strong warming sensation on the tail end - the warmth is clearly from alcohol, but it is not burning nor abrasive and does not make the beer boozy - some hop bitterness on the tail end - solid American barleywine.
Iphonephan (2603) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a74 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel and toffee with some melon notes. Somewhat thin mouthfeel for a barley wine.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice aroma and a decent malt build this beer falls off in the flavor as it is just not filled with deep barley wine flavors. Perhaps brewed and aged too fast.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Central City Liquor Store in Surrey. An orange-amber color with a bit of head and a fruity nose. Taste is bready, fruity, vinous, with a grapefruit bitter finish. Yowza!
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Orangish golden, some haze, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Bready nose, sweet, a bit like the strong Blonde or Strong Goldens like the others.   Very faint banana cream on this one.... strange.   As it warms I can smell the alcohol.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit a touch sticky.   Finishes bready, sweet, some honeysuckle and melon.   Like the others, this one is good in only small doses.   Needs more citrus, caramel, or something else other than this sticky bready malts and nearly cloying sweetness.   Tiz okay tho.   Think BIG Golden or Blonde.