leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Deep amber colored. Sweetness, vanilla, creaminess, alcohol, warm brown sugar malts. SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 11, 2013
22oz bottle. No 13. clear orange with a small white head. malty toffee with vanilla and oak. sweet aroma. flavor has vanilla up front with oak. nice and sweet with loads of malts and only enough hops for backing. not the huge west coast BW i was expecting. really enjoying the vanilla oak character in this one. medium body. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bomber from Green’s - Buford, Bottling #13. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, vanilla, spicy hops, mild candied fruits. The taste is citrus hops, toffee, vanilla, oak, nougat, a bit of chocolate. Medium bodied, prickly booze, moderate carbonation, good balance. Nice beer. Gerbeer (4157) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of dark sweet fruit, dried strawberries, spicy oak and toasted malts. Flavors of dry red berries, grassy hops, oak, and sweet malts with a light bitter finish. Really tasty. Very nice. bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2012-2013 season. No. 013. Aged in Oak. Vanilla, toffee, and cherry. 9.2% alc.
Cybercat (6342) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Robust aroma is crisp and malty with an overtone of fresh oak and a fairly firm alcohol bite. Pours a dark honey-amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent wheat head. Richly malty flavor has an oaken note, an edgy alcohol bite, and hints of hops, caramel and vanilla. Texture is smooth and firm, though lacking in fizz - but experience says that barleywines as a rule ain’t fizzy. Enough of this, and you will be an old knucklehead. ;0) Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Deep translucent amber, with lots of small bubbles and an inch of tan head. Aroma is rich with toffee and plum, and woody vanillin notes are prominent in taste. Alcohol is there, but not overbearing, and it’s surprisingly dry into the finish, perhaps because of the oaky astringency. $6/22oz (mom & grandma leave PDX) sjohnny (686) - - MAY 23, 2014
Dark fruit, vanilla, caramel. Pours cloudy orange tinted caramel brown with a light off-white head. Dark fruit balanced with a bright (floral?) flavor. Velvety mouthfeel. This is a thick feeling beer with a lot of flavor. Smooth with a hint of esters on the finish and just a bit of edgy bitterness to keep things interesting.