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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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The biggest farm animal to come out of the SweetWater Barn! We bucked up and threw everything, including the kitchen sink, into this "Jackass" concoction. At 10% ABV and over 90 IBU - Youíll know it when it hits you in the back of the head!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ericwoo (1) - USA - NOV 30, 2011 does not count
This beer has remained on my top 5 list for years now. My only hope is they find it within themselves over at Sweetwater to build this beauty one more time. The DP Barleywine was a perfect specimen in this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bomber pours a great clear orange with nice billowing head and decent lacing. This must be a fresh bottle, because the aroma is amazing resiny pine hop. Flavor has lots of honey hops, floral, and big malty backbone for balance. Very similar characteristics to Hopslam. This is absolutely phenominal. I consider this to be more of a DIPA than a barleywine. Almost no I would want to drink this as soon as it comes off the bottling line, not cellar it like any other barleywine. Awesome label, and only $6 a bottle!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 DANK TANK Bomber Bottle. Holy sweet Moses this beer is hoppy, I was hit by it the second I cracked the cap. Pours brilliant ruby with some haze and a huge beige head that retains until the end. Aroma- pine, grapefruit, floral hops, toffee, brown sugar, DANK White Rhino, Northern Lights, Skunk#1, generally resinous. Taste is certainly bitter but not overly done, partly becasue of the balance of toffee, fruit and brown sugar. Thick body, great smooth carbonation. All flavors are present and the taste buds are having a great time. Somewhat of a peppery finish. Incredible beer, they can call it a Barleywine or whatever the hell they want to but Iím saying itís just awesome. Best I have had from Sweetwater, 142.0 IBUís, thatís awesome. I just wish I could buy this on a daily basis but unfortunately it doesnít make it to Tennessee yet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a copper body with a slight haze and a beige head. Flavor is malt, mango, floral, tangerine, caramel. Flavor can be described the same but it is bold. Grapefruit, little floral, bitter finish. Amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 Red and sticky and full of piney goodness. 10%???? Well hidden. A little less malty than I would expect.....but great hops. The hoppiness that hurt their impy stout serves them well here. Incredibly drinkable barleywine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Huge bottle, unsure about size. From friends who brought this back from Georgia. Overall this beer was fantastic. It wasnít as barely wine like as I expected, but that might have been better for me than it otherwise could have been. Alcohol is extremely masked in this beverage, and with an extremely smooth beverage, itís hard to not drink it faster than you should.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Pours amber with tan head. Aroma and taste are very similar. Pine hops slowly build up and then gets hit by a wall of malt to make this a blissful finish. Usually not a huge fan of barley wines, always have a tough time distinguishing them, but barley wine this stands out.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle. I donít like being down on local breweries, but Iíve been down on Sweetwater for awhile. With this brew, theyíre back in my good graces. This is by far their best offering and a very unique and hoppy take on the style. Very smooth and drinkable. Reminiscent of the original Wild Dog IIPA. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Seems to be more of a DIPA than a barleywine.Heavy hops, big resin, grapefruit and orange. Nice big frothy, off-white head. Color was amber/orange and rather murky. Canít taste the alcohol ro much in th eway of maltiness. This is really easy drinking. Iíll put some in the cellar and see how they are in a year or two.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 1L bottle (which took most of the afternoon and evening to drink). I originally thought this was more of a IIPA when I first had it on draft. However, after having a bottle of this wonderful beer, it does indeed have many qualitites of an american barley wine.... but does cross the line a bit towards the IIPA. Very hoppy, a deep amber color, thin white head that lasts throughout. aromas of hops and pine. thick body with a chewy, bitter finish. wonderful all around the palate. the 10% abv is very well hidden, until you get up. Without a doubt the best beer from Sweetwater.... too bad it is so limited. At least I have another one in my cellar. They could have come up with a better name though...


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