zickbeer_ye (59) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty grapey slight soy and woody smell. rusty dark amber color. Dry bitter hop flavor with dry grapey malt and little sodium kick and hot booze finish. Smooth dry and a little hot on the palate.
Awktoberfest (96) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid b wine I guess... Offers balance between the hoppier American style bwine and more traditional ones.
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rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep amber with small head. Medium malt base. Big hops and slight alcohol burn/warmth. Definitely unsubtle.
radio_nowhere (418) - Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 2013 Classic Release. Bomber poured into snifter glass, reddish-amber color with light tan head. Aroma of strong caramel malt sweetness and citrus/fruity-leaning hops. Taste is grapefruit/lemon citrus bitter hops, almost candy malt sweetness and some toffee. Heavy body, low carbonation, rich, oily, bitter and thick. Bitterness and some light caramel/toffee sweetness linger on the finish. Stone tends to do the overhopped/bitter thing and this is no exception. Itís good fresh but wondering if some age would do it better.
BitchPls (244) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage. Lovely reddish copper colour and a big beige head. Nice peach marmelade on the nose with a hint of bitterness. Mouth feel is full and soft. Caramel, sweetness, round and strong hoppy bitterness with lots of body. This is a very lovely brew. I think I have to check out if Alko has more of this. I should buy and store more of it for special occasions.
ludhaber (38) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice malty initial taste. Good balance initially with hop bitterness. Hop aroma is weak however and beer finish is a little harsh. This beer may actually just need a little age. It is vintage 2013.
bigben873 (93) - Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong malty, buttery flavor with a little bite. Clear dark amber. A little too abrupt a finish. Really want to love it, but not quite there for me.
Cbuk1013 (56) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall itís good but not great. Fairly well balanced, on the hoppy side. Unsatisfying body, decent legs. Not my go to barley wine, but better than average.
Ericular (230) - Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - 2012 vintage. Pours a reddish amber with small lingering head and some lacing. Aroma is mellow, with some hops, caramel, malt, a little alcohol. Taste is sweet and malt forward, but enough hops and caramel to round it out. Dangerously drinkable.
aenima (57) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of hops and caramel. Taste of nuts, caramel and american hops. A little to bitter.