Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours with a clear deep gold body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up banana, mild roasted malts, some sweet malts and then a bit of an oak note. The taste has smooth subtly sweet banana mixing with pear and apple like fruity esters. To midway an oak note joins in and helps take this to the finish. Pretty tasty barleywine.
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, cream colored head. Caramel, toffee, raisins, cereal grains. Standard and nothing spectacular.
Blairgus (2682) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11 jan 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, no bubbles, a bit of floating sediment. nose is sweet syrup covered granola. med body, moderately fizzy, a bit syrupy. raisins, syrup, granola. meh. it’s just sweet with a bitty of a bitter finish.
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear gold with some creamy, white head. Odd nose, trashy, malty, corn, malt liquor, smoke. Flavor is a little better, malt, honeycomb, smoke, some earthy mushrooms. Clean finish.
DocJitsu (1029) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a crystal clear classic golden color with a quickly evaporating off white head. Sweet pilsenerish nose. Pretty astringent mouthfeel. Metallic, Belgian dubbel flavors with a primarily sweet taste. Nothing special.
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Hopscotch. Amber pour with a small white head. Sweet nose of caramel and sugar. Oak, pear, apple, and some citrus. Hints of golden raisin. Tastes somewhat fruity and very sweet. Pear, raisin, and oranges. Lots of caramel, brown sugar, and grape. Some booze on the finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange, moderate to small head, light lace/retention. Aroma is sweet pale malt, oak, fairly fruity, light wheat. Medium to full bodied, sweet moutfeel, slightly sugary.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Valley Farm Market. Medium amber/ orange in color. Pretty slick looking pour. Minimal head. Nose is sweet and quire fruity with a bit of alcohol. A little dark fruit as well. Somewhat sweet with some grapefruit peel bitterness. Decent flavoring, just not as flavorful as I’d like. Easy to sip but not a whole lot going on.