BeerKurve (520) - - FEB 12, 2014
Hazy red/crimson color with mild carbonation and a filmy head. Aroma of grapefruit, piney hops, caramel, toffee and orange peel. Flavor starts out quite malty with notes of caramel and dark fruity notes before settling to a piney & citrus hop finish; Mellow flavor. Body is moderate and mildy carbonated. Pretty good! elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Courtesy of OldMrCrow. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a slight head. Aroma is mostly vanilla and caramel. Tastes of caramel, wood, nut, and a bit of malt. Finishes with a nice alcohol presence. The palate is mostly sugary and spicy. Thanks Carl. natejgood (512) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pours a clear medium brown/amber with an light tan head. The head does not go down quickly. Smells hoppy and sweet with hints of citrus. Lots of malts and molasses. Quite a strong aroma. Sweet and malty with less hop than I would have thought. Can taste a bit of alcohol in this beer. Very smooth with tiny bubbles, but a bit syrupy in the mouth. This beer has a lot of flavor but may be a bit too sweet for my liking without enough bitterness to cut the sweetness. Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2010
2008 bottle. Dark amber with an off-white head that laces the glass. Malt and vanilla notes with a slight hint of alcohol. Sweet mellow flavor. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a low level of carbonation. Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
2013 edition bomber. Aroma is barley wine with lots of yeast present. Appearance is brown with a tan head. Taste is a smooth barley wine flavor that is not over powering. Not boozy, just right. Overall, a well aged barley wine. Will buy and age again.
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chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy, dark ruby, rich brown. Heavy lacing, good head. Strong, sweet, malty smell. Flavor is overly sweet with prune flavors. Heavy malt and sweet characters are too much. During a beer tasting we actually poured this one out and moved on to more appealing offerings. nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle 2009 pours a darker brown small head. Tastes sweet caramel dark fruit bit flat not bad not great. KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
22 oz. bottle shared with kleyland. Pours a dark leather color. Thin, off-white head. Aroma of piney hops and dark fruit. Toffee notes in the flavor, along with plums warming alcohol, and caramel malt. Bitter finish. cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22oz bottle. I’ve had this one fresh and aged and can say it has great aging potential beyond the year I gave it. Pours out a beautiful darker copper hue with great lacing. Big malty and hoppy aromas that I like in fresher BW’s, caramel and boozy. The palate is great and balanced, the malts are big in the finish with a ripping bitter hoppiness on the outer edge. One of the more likeable fresh BW’s on the market, but will be spectacular 5 years up the road. 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bomber. Deep,reddish-copper colored body is clear with an yellow-tan head of small stature that does not lace. Mouth is full with weak-but-soft, creamy carbonation in a sticky liquid. Syrupy sweet aroma of cotton candy, and a sickening amount of roasted caramel malts with a nice complement of floral and pine hops with a touch of citrus and esters. Very sweet in the direction of clover honey, roasted caramel, followed by roast, ester-based borderline overripe fruity goodness, a citrus-pine-floral hop profile, warming, with rather invisible alcohol if taken in small sips. A larger sip or "gulp" will reveal a pine-infused alcohol harshness. Cloying in nose and mouth, sticky on the lips, rich, sweet.