zoucrew102 (1082) - - MAY 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, thanks sevenhokie! Sweet caramel and toffee malt aroma with some brown sugar and booze notes. Pours dark, cloudy copper colored with a thin white head and no lacing. Sweet toffee and caramel malt flavors with notes of dark fruit and brown sugar and a smooth mouthfeel. Finishes very smooth with the brown sugary sweetness that lingers on the palate as well as a bit of alcohol. Excellent barleywine!
bigda83 (645) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz pour at 5-17 brewery public day. Poured a red/orange. Aroma was some citrus, toffee, hint of bourbon, caramel, and wood. Taste was sweet, but overall good. I got mainly the caramel and oak in it with citrus following in the background. Overall solid. Wouldn’t drink it daily, but it would be a nice treat here and there.
86Moose (62) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An absolute must for Barley wine enthusiasts. Yet another fine effort by Southern Tier. Pours a deep mahogany red. A sweet, syrup taste that lingers on the palate. Complex aroma. Recommended.
DialSquare (3780) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Proof. Amber pour with a sturdy thin off-white. Aroma is pleasant sweet caramel, toffee, booze brown sugar. Tastes are bready, barley, sweet - but not overly. Good balance. Tasty sipper.
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice maghonany red with a nose of vanilla. Hints of cherry, bourbon and candy sugar mingle for a complex taste that lingers on palate. Taste changes as it warms. A great Barleywine!!
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una travolgente ondata di gusti si riversa sul palato con questo barley wine davvero speciale. Caramello, toffee, per una consistensa quasi burrosa che sostiene la forte e equilibrata presenza alcolica e rilascia un sottofondo fruttato ed effimero di uva e buccia d’arancia. Incredibilmente gustosa.
reberiii (465) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bomber, clear amber orange with two fingers of foam. Slight nose of cherry and molasses. Tingly tongue of sweetness, dark candy sugar, alcohol tingle, vanilla, bourbon notes.
Blairgus (3722) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
13 dec 2013, bottle. Light red, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet malt, mild grassy hops, mild alcohol, faint raisins. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Rich malt, fresh wet grain, alcohol. Great!
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DocJitsu (1483) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky, drab dark amber with a quickly attenuating, one-finger light tan head. Pungent sweet caramel and toffee nose. Moderately thick, mildly coating mouthfeel. Milk chocolate at the beginning, then toffee, and then some faint fruit.
Temptation (256) - - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep reddish color, almost maroon, like a Bordeaux wine. Small and shortlasting head, leaving no lace. Aromas to caramel, cafe-au-lait, butter, some toffeish hints. Very malty, anyway. The mouthfeel is toffee, butter, caramel, biscuit, with a very hidden balance to orange peel. The texture is nor oily nor creamy, but both of them (velvety?), low carbonated, medium bodied, long development, balanced finish. Somewhat complex, the overall is extremely elegant, delicate and perfectly structured. An extraordinary barley wine.