Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Ruby body with a light orange tint. Thin head. Aroma of pine from the hops. Taste is very hoppy with some light spices. Ending is sweet and light hops again. Basically a beer on the dividing line between IIPAs and Barleywines. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2007
22oz. bomber. Clear copper color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma was all citrus hops, with very little malt detected. Never would have guessed this was a BW by the aroma. Very bitter hop flavor. Lots of grapefruit pith, a bit of pine, and again hardly any malt to round this beer out. If this was a IIPA, I would say it was too one dimensional. But being a barleywine, it is even more so. It should have a much bigger malt profile. I couldn’t finish more than 8oz. before my taste buds started to melt. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2006
22 oz. Bomber; Aroma had a malty sweetness and some alcohol. Amber body with a tan head. Full body brew with a syrupy medium sweet fruity flavor. Despite the alcohol presence this was an enjoyable sipping brew as I watch the Packers beat the Vikings. Cobra (1100) - - DEC 27, 2006
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a deep amber / light brown color, with a sticky tan colored head. Aromas are of citrus hops, malts, toffee, and caramel. Flavors are of hops, points off for hops being first in a Barleywine. Not much going on for this beer. Back to the drawing board, gang. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bomber, poured a deep red brown, nice fluffy off white head. Hoppy nose, missing some of the sweet/sour of a barley wine. Taste had a hoppy bitt up front. lots of citrus reminds me of and IPA, Nice, hidden % too.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Deep crimsony brown, thick tan head. Deep rich nose of sweet pine and melon, toasted English toffee brittle, touches of brown sugar, and a faint hint of grassiness. Good bitterness up front that drops off quickly into a well integrated sweet toffee malt. ABV well hidden. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, quick drying, bittersweet finish. Very drinkable for a high gravity brew... TheBeerGod (6216) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle. Soft mahogany with a small tan head. Nose is huge pine and citrus notes. Some caramel as well. Taste echoes the aroma. Huge pine, caramel, light toffee, spicy hops, and citrus fruits. The alcohol is there but is not oppressive or hot. There’s a bit of nuttiness throughout this as well. Body is chewy and medium-full with moderate carbonation. Light oily notes and a lingering bitterness. This finishes with toffee notes, pine, chocolate covered peanuts, spicy hops, and citrus fruits. Nice big barleywine here. I can’t wait to see how this ages! apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Nice, fruity aroma - filled with figs, raisins and currants. Swe et aroma, but perfectly balanced with a dry, earthy ,freshness. The flavor is pretty good too: pretty hoppy, yet sweet and spicy -some wine-like and herbal qualities. Hoppy, bitter finish, but it is very clean and works very well for this beer. I can tell that the alcohol will sneak up on me, as it’s not too evident or astringent at all. notalush (5873) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Deep amber with a frothy off-white head - very hoppy aroma, with notes of cedar, brown sugar, cherries - surprisingly dry, and extremely hoppy - this is more like a chewy double ipa - toffee and caramel come swelling up from under the dryness, along with some bright, fruity esters - very woody throughout - notes of spice at the end, with alcohol warmth - very nice. ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Bomber. Usually I’m not a Barleywine fan. I heard from a beersnob that this is more like a Triple IPA so I bought one. It has a chewy thick texture that feels great in my mouth, very full and smooth. It is dark amber colored with a good balanced hop charged feel to it. I like it and would buy it again if I can!