Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep red grape color with a somewhat small white head that sticks around throughout the beer. There’s a combination of sweet grape and cherry flavors along with a decent amount of hops. Very citrusy hop flavor combined with enough wheat to create a piney and deliciously fruity beer. Lots of tangerine and pineapple flavors. The finish is sweet and sugary. Very nice.
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the after Kennett Square tasting, I’m not sure who brought this one, but thanks! Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wheat and ctirus. Tastes of wheat, citrus, brown sugar and some fruits. Medium sweet. I never would have guessed this one was 10%.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur ambrée foncée, peu de formation de mousse. Puissantes vapeurs d’alcool accompagnées de notes épicées et phénoliques. Saveurs simples de blé, d’épices et de bois sous une plénitude d’alcool, mordant sur son passage. Semble très atténué, corps d’épaisseur semi mince, légère carbonatation.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(thanks to oldgrowth...i think?)poured a hazy orange with little white head.aroma is of sticky citurs hops,sweet english malts,and a tiny bit of wheat.flavor was much of the same with some alcohol and brown sugar thrown in as well.nice full mouthfeel and complex palate.nice stuff.
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10.02.05 Bomber. Dark amber like a pale barleywine, light haze. Big mineral nose, citrus, rotty citrus rind. Sweet and mellow. Lots of mineral in the flavor and coating the palate with a slickness. Turpentine and plastic but in very delicious ways. I must save a few of these.
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber from 2005. An amber/honey pour with a small light-tan head that leaves some lace. Citrusy hops dominate the aroma. A good bit of oranges and lemons are present. Fairly full-bodied. This really doesn’t taste much like a barley wine. More like an APA flavor-wise with the syrupy and sticky body of a barley wine. Lots of tangy pineapple juice and oranges in the taste. Some caramel, vanilla and oak too. A dry, bitter finish. A slight presence of warming alcohol throughout. A really unique treat.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is deep orangey amber with thin off white head...smell is grapefruit and pine along with some alcohol...taste is sweet with alcohol with hops coming out toward the finish adding some bitterness...interesting...
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Orange/amber color, with almost no head. Citrus hops aroma, with some spice as well. Flavors are hops, sweet wheat/malt, fruit and spice. Different and interesting. Should be interesting with some aging.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Andy’s. Small head with citrus and fruit to the nose, with spices also. Flavor is all fruit. No sure I like this. The body was fine and had a nice dry finish. Not sure I would come back though.
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Enjoyed on a brewery tasting trip back in mid-June. On tap-pours a white head, and a nice orangy color. Nice taste. No bite indicating an ABV of 14%.
*090329- on tap @Capones