HogTownHarry (7010) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2017 wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 3/20/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago. Pours hazy dark orange with a very thin beige head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is toasty and malty with tons of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, honey, and a nicely smoked peaty aroma. The flavor is the same with plenty of caramel, nicely bitter toasted toffee, honey, and a bit of peated malt. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a very long malty and lightly smokey, nicely bitter finish. This is a great Barley Wine that is holding up great for the age.
August 8, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs and mabel. Bomber. Ruby-copper pour, nice creamy tan mottled head. Hoo yeah, US barleywine aroma all right - alcohol, floral/resin bitterness - lots of sweet cereal/gluten grain. Taste follows - strong, malty and big bitterness to match - just the thing (8+). Solid body, chewy, decent carbonation - big mellow bitter/boozy/malty finish ... I would grab this again in a shot. zoucrew102 (1911) - - APR 8, 2017
Bomber, 2012 vintage. Caramel malt aroma with notes of peaty smoke, dark fruit and grassy and floral hops. Pours cloudy caramel colored with a thin tan head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with caramel malt and dark fruit flavors with peaty smoke notes. Finishes dry with grassy and floral hops as well as light citrus hops. Pretty good barleywine. dwyerpg (6214) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 12, 2017
This gets worse as it goes along. Smells nicely of grass and molasses, with a nice similar first flavor. However, it gets sweeter the deeper in the bottle get, which, for a 2-year old bottle isn’t great. Maybe it’ll mellow out even more as it gets older, but I was hoping for a bit more here. hman43 (1605) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2016
It pours cloudy medium brown with a tinge of orange and a light brown head. The aroma has plenty of sweet malt with bread and caramel. It also has aroma of plums and floral elements. It also has hints of citrus that is orange like. The malt is predominant with a balance between the esters and hops in the background. The malt flavors are sweet with the hop balance being somewhat aggressive with a moderate alcohol element in the taste. It has bread and caramel malt richness in the flavors with floral hops and citrus that in orange like. There are also hints of plums and the alcohol does has a hint of whiskey element in it as well. It has a chewy body with moderately high alcohol warming that is a slight tinge hot, but not unpleasant. It is somewhat dry and the floral hops and dryness linger on the palate. Overall, this is a malt forward barley wine that is moderately hop aggressive as the beer warms. cobaink2 (715) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2016
2013 vintage. Nice maltiness, caramel and clove. Was a bit of medicinal taste on first sip. Pretty rounded as you might expect with a three year old barleywine.
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2016
22oz bottle, winter 2015 edition. j12601 (12601) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Hazy dark amber, with a thin but lasting head, and spotty lace.
Aroma is malty, caramel, smoke, peat, raisin.
Flavor is sweet and malty up front, lots of caramel and dried fruit, a touch of peat, with some citrusy hops on the finish.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber brown with a medium sized tan head. Big sticky malt on the nose, sweet and fruity, a hint of isopropyl. Medium bodied, big and malty, rather sticky fruity malt. Slow malt, sticky and sweet. Big plum and prune notes. Long malt and soft bitterness into the finish, a bit of warming alcohol. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a citrus taste. pictoman (1146) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
Poured from the tap. Dark muddy brown with full beige head. Dominant caramel and sweet malt with a mild pine hop finish. Fairly light body though, slightly watery finish. Maverick34 (3247) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottled. Amber pour. Tawny port notes. Yeast. Some burn. Well executed overall.