davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Great taste of caramel, butterscotch, chocolate. Long lasting flavour, not too sweet. MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Citus aroma,brown orange color, fresh pine-citrus hoppy flavor,alot of hops in this barley wine, but still very balanced, really good. lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUN 30, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 very hoppy, good barley wine, reminds me why i love them, i have immersed into belgians lately, its great to get a buzz and jolt out of a nice barley wine like this, hoppy, sweet, spicy, everything a beer should be
i just tried the cask version of this at the brewery/restaurant, and this thing is a totally dif creature when served this way.. ingrediants were less prominant and more complex of a drink than the bottled version, very very nice both ways! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2005
like it on first cracking the crown, rich, malty, sweet, boozy barleywine goodness wafts out from the start...pours a beautiful mahogany, deep crimson at base, with a sturdy slab of creamy pale-yellow foam above.
In the nose, it’s classic b’wine: rich, complex, deep, dark notes, of leather, wood, cognac, cherries, grapes, some devilish spices, a wicked elixir, to be sure...and just the way I like it!
Taste: Huge mouthfeel, enormous, dominates every inch of the mouth, coats the palate with this thick, slick roasty, fruity, deeply divine deliciousness.... full-bodied, long, thick, fruity finish...wow, and the 10% abv does peek it’s nose in early, you can taste it, and I currently like it...powerful prominence, this flavor, fat, full, and richly rewarding...this is a humdinger-inger of a barleywine, like Bigfoot’s big brother! Each sip lets you slip into a new subsection of Nirvana, let the soul loose on tasting this one, brothers, so that the spirit can stretch farther while feeling it’s joys in all it’s complexities.
Big thumbs ...wait, how many do I have? well, they’re all going up, up, up!
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Dark dark orange and very cloudy. Nice head. Very earthy, lots of malt flavor but a lot of pine hop flavor too. I like this one, makes me feel like I’m camping. Thumbs up.
[Tasted next to Green Flash Barleywine]
The Moylans has more hop flavor; the Green Flash has much more hop sting but not as much hop flavor.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Has a brown sugar and light coffee aroma and opaque dark brown color. The flavor has lots of sugar and hints of whiskey. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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Yeah, what they said. I am not very good at describing flavors, but they seem right on. See my rating. It's very good. ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Very fruity, malty, floral and candy aroma. Small tan head with lacing that could last for days. Flavor is complex, rich and very satisfying. Citrus, nuts, dates, malt and hints of glorious hops. I am actually surprised with the ratings on this barley wine, as I found it to be rather exceptional for its class. Alcohol is very well hidden and the flavors blend well in balance with good harmony. If you enjoy barley wine you shouldn't pass this one up, top shelf! Ratman197 (15094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Bomber 2003 poured a hazy, dark copper with a creamy, long-lasting head leaving behind nice lace as I drink it. Aromas of dates, currants, maltiness, piney hops, and a faint bit of wet cardboard. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of sweet maltiness, fruitiness, carmel, and some earthiness with a warming, lingering bittersweet finish. This barleywine ages nicely can’t wait to try it again in a couple of years.