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RATINGS: 1811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (883) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours clear copper color with white head. Malty fruity aroma with citrus hops and alcohol. Sweet caramel malt start followed by bitter citrus hops finish. Some alcohol in finish. Nice barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1019) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2012 bottle. Nice deep amber, little head. Slight hop character and syrupy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (887) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ small fully diminishing head. Moderate boozy sweet aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are rum, brown sugar, malt, dried apricot, Cognac, and grass. Full bodied, low carbonation, and a very warm finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (612) - - MAR 16, 2014
Bomber, 2012 vintage cellared for about a year and a half. Caramel malt, dark fruit and hops in the aroma. Pours copper colored with two fingers of off-white head and great lacing. Sweet caramel and toffee malt with some dark fruit to start. Finishes dry and clean with a bitter, hoppy finish. Decent barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2014 Release. Bomber. I know, should of aged it, but couldn’t help myself. Pours a rich copper, clear with ruby highlights. Two finger slighty off white head. Aroma is a fruity, malty candy combo with slight bittering. Taste is initially sweet, then bitter. I suspect the bittering would mellow if aged. Big, bold malty gem with slight alchohol warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Copper colour with small white head. Malt, caramel aroma.Sweet, malt and caramel taste, slightly hoppy and bitter. Full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (331) - - MAR 14, 2014
Liquid caramel, with a healthy dose of citrus hops, toffee, nuts and bread. Hints of pine and vanilla. Sweetness well balanced with the bitter hops. Crisp finish and velvety feel. Alcohol well masked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a dark amber color with a good amount of off-white head. Very nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, pine, a bit of caramel. Tasting notes of pine/resin, grapefruit citrus, piney hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Slight sticky mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Fairly smooth for the ABV.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (154) - USA - MAR 11, 2014
2014 Old Guardian on draft. Pours dark amber with a big head that laces well along the glass. The aroma is sweet and the taste is almost a honey flavor. Smooth for such a high alcohol percentage. A great sipping Barleywine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Sweet caramel, toffee, apples, pears. very well balanced, sips like a wine. 2012 Bomber.


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