douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet fruity hops and malts, some currants, pine. The flavor is a rich BW: sweet robust hops, pine and some toffee, lingering bitterness, vanilla, sweet and bitter. Very nice.
obguthr (3389) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cedar aroma with light cherry and caramel notes. Clear chestnut, medium yellow head. Flavor is as woody as the aroma, if not more. Grapefruit peel also present. Alcohol noticeable. NIcely done, very approachable.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks nice; smells strongly of molasses and malts. This is a pretty decent beer. Some sweetness but not too much. Not all thick or sugary; quite nice. Just a tad pricey.
presario (4524) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark copper. I’m not picking up a lot of aroma. Nice dry hopped flavour. Woody with a hint of spruce. Like a very dry IIPA.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel and dark fruit finish.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SIB. Pours mahogany with a small creamy head. Aroma of citrus hops, and sour tropical fruits. Flavour is very hop heavy, citrus, tropical fruits, backed with caramel sweetness. More like an IPA - which suits me down to the ground. Really nice.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark orangish copper body on the pour with a 4-6mm orangish head and good lacing. aroma is like citrus candy. taste is similar, rather light and thin body for the style, but it works really well imho, lets the hops shine and makes it very drinkable. very good highly hopped bw. lovin it.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours dark amber / maroon with a beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, sour tropical fruits and caramel. Intensely hoppy flavour for barley wine (almost a sweet Imperial IPA), citrus hops, and sour tropical fruits further back. Nice depth, but I don’t think the hops mesh extraordinary well. Nevertheless, enjoyable.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours deep ruby red with tan head. The aroma emits spicy hops and grapefruit notes, grassy hops and some sticky smelling sweet maltiness. The taste pummels the palate with wide loads of spicy hops mixing with grapefruit like hops all fully bitter and little on the flavor side. There are snippets of sweet maltiness that really do nothing to temper the bold brash bitter hoppiness going on here. The IBU must be up there. To midway and into the finish it picks up additional notes of grassiness, hop resin and mild levels of sweet maltiness. Big bitter boozy beer.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Deep reddish brown w offwhite head. Thick malty aroma w resiny notes of pungent hop and notes of toffee and raisin. Flavor is malty sweet but also resiny hoppy with lots of complexity - fruity esters, evergreen, toffee, hints of roasty malts. Mouthfeel is medium full and slippery with a somewhat aggressive bite of carbonation. Overall a tasty and well balanced brew.