bhensonb (14771) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Oak Tree. Pours hazy dark ruddy amber with no real head. Aromas of brown sugar, dark fruit, a little hop, and arguably vanilla and oak. Med plus body. It starts sweet, moves towards dark fruit, shifts to oaky astringency. The finish is fairly dry and oaky, though the sugar sort of hangs around. Pretty good stuff.
gunnfryd (14583) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, dried fruits, coffee, caramel. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, malt, dried fruits, coffee, caramel. Full bodied nice beer.
Ratman197 (14246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of oak, raisin, carmel, toffee and plum. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of toffee, oak, fig, raisin, carmel and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering malty finish.
Tmoney99 (14112) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dilly Deli.
Poured hazy ruby brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate nutty malt, caremel and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture with flat carbonation. Medium to heavy creamy sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish and small alcohol burn of moderate to long duration.
This is a solid brew.
argo0 (13892) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk) Medium tan head atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, some vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, oak, light vanilla, some alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation.
Scopey (13801) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from American Beer Distributors, Brooklyn) at Leighton’s Aug 11 tasting. It pours hazy dark mahogany brown, with a decent off-white head. The nose is oak, caramel, dust, orange, brown sugar, nougat and vanilla. The taste is fig, oak, caramel, brown sugar, treacle, nut, hazelnut syrup, crème brûlée and vanilla, with warming alcohol in the finish. Full body, syrupy mouth-feel and fine carbonation. A decent sweet American Strong.
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter caramellic flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Good but then again......
djd07 (13521) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with sweet vanilla malt and strong oak in the finish. Good.
Lubiere (13428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark orange amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, wonderful barrel aged barley wine with caramel, treacle, intense butter and wine, alcohol. In mouth, a great barley wine with smooth caramel, floral hops, super warming alcohol. a bit simple but effective. Tasted at CNY brewfest, Feb. 6 2010.
Christian (13285) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Strong oak aroma, tannin and vanilla, with some bready and caramel malt. Sweet caramel flavour with strong oak notes, and a medium bitter finish. Too sweet