PoppaK (6) - - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
This is a very good tasting Barleywine Ale. I have to admit I have enjoyed more than a few since they’ve hit the stores. SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Translucent amber with a thin lasting white head. Slightly clingy medium-full body with medium carbonation.SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Aroma: bright fruity hops (dried pinapple), oak, caramel, and lots of pale malt.
Taste: jack fruit, other tropical fruits, caramel malt, heavy pale malt, and warm alcohol.
Pours clear light burnt orange, almost blonde, with a tight white foamy head. Smells sweet, like hints of honey and tropical fruits, and caramelized sugars. Tastes fruity, sweet, a little bitter, with a faint hint of vanilla from the oak. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Griffin’s Bow Oaked Blonde Barleywine Ale finishes with a subtle dryness from the oak. julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
The smell is hoppy and oaky, but the taste is fruity, vanilla sweet, malty, spicy, touch of oak, spiciness with a hint of pepper with a clean finish. hopma (7) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
Amazing beer...perfect for a cool summer night. I love the flavor the complexity overall amazing beer loved it thanks Sam Adams.