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Review by joe1510 on 05/13/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
62 2 7 13 3 6 2007
22oz Bomber
Haltime Beverage

On an aggressive pour the biggest head I could coax was a thin skim coat that immediately fell to a sprinkling with a ring around the glass. The body is an impressive clear copper that you can tell is viscous. Slow rising big carbonation bubles rise to the lack of head.

The head is a little on the weak side and part of that is from the lack of head. You can smell the sweetness with some fruity additions. Mild cherry and maybe some peach, pretty mild. There's a big hit of alcohol throughout that will clear the sinuses and bring some water to your eyes. The best aspect of the aroma is a nice rye spiciness on the backend with a sprinkling of floral hops.

There's a wash of spicy sweetness throughout the drink. There is a good amount of rye present in this barleywine, 50% according to the bottle. Lots of sweetness with fruity esters. Those alcohol fumes are there but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. Good flavors but a little time would work wonders for this beer. Glad I have on set aside.

Full bodied but with a nice creaminess. Somewhat sticky but the creaminess keeps it flowing. Mild carbonation is hardly present. Dry finish.

This beer is pretty easy to sip on but will get a liitle syrupy if you try and polish off a whole bomber.

Interesting concept and one I would love to embrace. I was just imagining things a little different. Something like a double Red's Rye. Still a good beer that I'm looking forward to trying after some age.

Reviewed: 8/15/07

Served In: Snifter

Review by Tip Top on 03/31/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
64 3 8 12 3 6 2007
Thanks to Bakes for the bottle.

A - I tell you what, when I was pouring this it looked like I was pouring syrup. No splash whatsoever. I hope it isn't quite as thick as it looked on the pour. Body is a medium golden color and clean. A few bubbles lazily rise to the surface. Small white head forms on the surface well after I am done pouring. This lasts about a minute before it becomes just a really thick ring around the glass.

S - Rye is here for sure. It's spicy both from the rye and probably from the hops as well. Pepper is apparent. Lots of sweet malts with a bit of fruitiness. Honey?

T - This one is all about the malts. Rye malt comes in right away, but it isn't really over the top. Sort of spicy and peppery. Lots of big, sweet, honey-soaked hawaiian bread. Apples and pears.

M - Low carbonation only increases how much you feel how syrupy this one is. It's thick. Might be the most syrupy beer I have had.

Overall - I was excited about this beer when I heard about it coming out. While this bottle isn't fresh, I don't taste any hops that might have once been. Usually you can taste the stale hops. I think an assertive bitterness along with the rye would have been great, but this didn't bring the hops.

Served In: Tulip

Review by seaoflament on 03/08/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
56 3 7 10 3 5 2007
Thanks to jasonm for this extra from a while back.

Golden color with a creamy inch of foam. Excellent retention and a bit of lacing.

Lots of rye on the aroma, peppery, sweet malts, hints of orange, tangy and fruity rye. Since this beer was done with magnum hops there really isn’t any distinct hoppy aroma in this beer, which is a shame because it could use more complexity. Rye bread with some sweet orange and tangerine. A bit more fruity esters begin to appear as the beer settles for a few minutes. Faint grape and apples in the background, some caramel as well. Not bad but nothing really outstanding and the aromas are very subtle and almost timid.

Sweet malt, bready, rye fruitiness, pale malts, and some fruity pear, apples and grapes in the finish. Again, not much complexity in this beer, very pale in flavor with some tropical fruits for subtle again. I’m also tasting a bit of peach mid-palate.

Low and soft carbonation, a tad syrupy from the lack of hoppiness in this beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

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