bhensonb (15081) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
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 (14815) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
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 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010
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. Scopey (14501) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
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. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2009
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.
djd07 (14358) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
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. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2009
(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. HenrikSoegaard (14100) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
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...... Lubiere (13771) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
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. Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2009
22 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a clear red color with a medium frothy white head. Average head retention and lacing. The oak notes come through strongly in the aroma, particularly maple and vanilla with a bit of caramel and light fruitiness. Taste is citrus, raisin and other fruit notes with strong oak, maple and vanilla. Slight alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Very nice beer.