JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2017 PorterPounder (8358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Bull Run (Thomasville Rd) - 22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly murky medium copper with a thin off-white colored head, bit of lacing. Faint trace of nuttiness, spruce and cherries in the aroma. Flavor has some heavy malty undertones, a nice dose of raisins and dates, a touch of citrus bitterness and some molasses in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Good middle of the road Barley Wine.
Bottle from a friend. Pours clear copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and corn. Grainy malt flavor with caramel character before a mild hop finish. Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, sherry, light caramel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, earthiness and light sherry with a smooth dry finish. mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
2014 bottle poured into a snifter..amber/copper with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,wood..tastes of toffee,caramel and booze..ok
but nothing special. N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Drank at the Big Brew Fest Nj. Pours a hazy light brown, alocole taste. Not a very good brew. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
A: Classic raisin/fig notes with a little chocolate milk and dried strawberries. Sounds odd, but they blend well and it’s actually a quite inviting smell.
A: Reddish amber and cloudy, about one inch of head and good lacing.
T: Very mild, almost watery, with subtle favors of caramel malt and bitter hops. Not much else, as all of the flavors really die on the finish and aftertaste. A little disappointing.
P: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O: Decent, at best. Unremarkable.
ctipping (2268) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
22 oz. bomber poured into a snifter. Beautiful red amber with a smallish head that fades to lacing pretty quickly. The beer clings to the glass very slightly when swirled. Not a strong aroma, really. I get some caramel and vanilla. Maybe some raisins. Perhaps more than anything I smell alcohol, though. Malty start with some sweet toffee. Not a lot of complexity in the taste, but nothing to complain about. The finish is a strong hop bitterness. It starts off quite thin for such a big beer and such a malt profile. As it warms, it gets a bit more syrupy. Decent carbonation. Nothing bad, just nothing of note. Indistinguishable malt flavors and some hop bitterness.
alliance100 (1187) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Taster at Gravity - pours a transparent burnt amber . Mild alcohol aroma with fruity grain notes . Taste is bready , burnt sugar with some warming alcohol . Not bad .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a nice clear amber with an average size off-white head. Aroma and flavour of smoke and hops. Alcohol is well blended, doesn’t taste too strong. Medium bodied. joshwoodward (575) - - MAR 29, 2015
Delicious, if maybe a bit on the sweet and simple side. Definite booze kick. AirForceHops (8033) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
22 oz. bottle with at least 18 months age, thanks to Adrien. Aroma is candy sugar, fruit (not dark fruit) almost citrus, mild floral hints. Flavor shows a lasting bitterness that lingers well after the sip and has the citrus and floral notes that are indicated in the aroma. More on the hoppy bitter side rather than sweet/ dark fruit end of spectrum.