videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes, 5/14/11:
Poured a 22oz bottle into a snifter.
Aroma: Strong medicinal alcohol and piny hops. Can’t detect the malts until it warms up, caramel is faintly there at that point.
Appearance: Dark amber that’s lighter around the edges when held up to the light. White head fades quickly. After warming up, carbonation bubbles disappear.
Taste: Peppery, alcohol, hops. Caramel malt, honey, & fruit (grapefruit?) are all too subtle and give an unbalanced taste.
Palate: Hard to tell with my mouth being a little overwhelmed by the alcohol and hops. A little on the thick side for a barleywine. Carbonation is light.
Overall: Worth giving a try. I was expecting more complexity. Alcohol just overpowers and drowns out everything else.
Maarten1993 (909) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. Fine beer, sharp taste with lots of alcohol in the taste. Not that sweet. Belgian hop taste. More like an English barley wine.
Iphonephan (6036) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle. Vintage 2011 courtesy of Ryan. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Flavors of caramel. Sweet, but mellow finish.
_angst_ (4464) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget five years ago. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and piney with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, while grapefruit a, caramelised apples, pine needles, resin, minerals, alcohol and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, resinous, dusty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, sticky, tiny oily, astringent, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, grapefruit, tangerines, apples, pears, pine needles, resin, moist soil, alcohol and lemon zest. Big and heavy. Oxidised with both dark fruit and cardboard notes. Light belgo notes. Quite enjoyable...
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle at Mackan, thanks! Amber with off white head. Aroma complex, sugar, toffee, malt, yeasty esters, woody notes and alcohol. Taste is similar, complex, fairly sweet, malty, sugar, wood and yeast in nice harmony. Really nice!
tone_leggett (14) - - MAY 10, 2015
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Complete miss for me. From first sip to the after taste bitter throughout Somewhere in the middle i think there was a slight sweetness but it quickly receded into the bitterness. Not smooth at all and this was not due to the alcohol content... if anything positive is to be found it is that the alcohol % is masked well.
thomat (3295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber with no head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Full body with a very nice, bitter sweet after taste.
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Crazy experiment. Was rating this at one house. Not crazy about it. Went to another house and finished while eating a spicy homemade Chili. The taste improved dramatically. Like a Bourbon stout, strangely.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with large tan head on tap. Aroma of herbs, malt, and hops. Flavor of thick malt and hops with sticky finish. Good beer.
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vjohans (698) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, herbs, alcohol, brown, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper color with an aroma of dark fruit, toffee, and Belgian yeast. Toffee, caramel flavor with fruit, and Belgian yeast. Excellent beer!