RateBeer
overall
99
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alaskan Barley Wine has been produced in limited edition vintages each year since its introduction in 2003. A big beer for big winters, this brew has garnered a steady following in Alaska. Bottled for the first time in 2007, the balanced flavor collaboration between hops, malt and high alcohol showcases the barley wine style, winning first place at the 2007 Toronado Barley Wine Festival and bronze at the 2008 World Beer Cup.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
On tap at the 2003 Toronado Barleywine Festival. Aged 1.5 years in a mineshaft! Just imagine if you were trapped in that mine for a few days. Light pour hides the malt kick. A bit of hops to balance out the malty sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2009
22 oz. bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Pours a dark raisin color with a cream colored head. Flavor: Sweet, with hints of dried fruit and bittersweet chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a dark amber with red hues. small head dissipates into a ring of froth, not much lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, dark fruit, slight hops, and booze. Flavors are similar, a little to sweet for my liking. There was also something rather funky in the taste that I can’t pinpoint, but it definitely was not a good funky.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Second time I have sampled this (08 bottles). First time was bought recently from a Bevmo and opened the same night, this one I bought when it first came out and has been sitting in my fridge. I must say, man are these totally different beers. Pours a very dark/murky brown with very little carbonation or head. Aroma is candy sugar sweetness, malt, and on the refrigerated one massive northwestern hops. Taste is very sweet and malty, and extroardinarily bitter/hoppy on the refrigerated one. I liked this much better "shelf aged" actually. It was a more complex beer. Even so, this beer is fairly well balanced and the malt still comes through. Definitely a beautiful beer with age on it (rating based upon better impression).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (328) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
Nice barleywine. Slightly boozey, but normal for the style. I enjoyed, and would buy another.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours a dark maroon red with small tan head. Very rich and smooth, but not too much, just right. Dark fruits on the nose. A very tasty Barley Wine!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2007 on tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver ’09. Pours orange amber with minimal head. Fruity hop and caramel nose and taste. Smooth, well-balanced, full mouthfeel. Hoppy finish. Good, but I was surprised this was voted #1 at the fest.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (299) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Nice toasty malt aromas. Pours clear reddish brown with a foamy head. Very sweet for a barleywine, masks the alcohol content and doesn’t assault you with hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajtrupp (288) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Sweet and boozy. What you'd want from a barley wine. I'm wondering why Lucky Pie is selling it for $5. My gain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pour is a deep brown/red with a small off white head lingering. Nose is caramel, toffee, dark fruits (plum, dates, raisin), alcohol, and sweet malted barley. This is a delicious treat of a BW. The taste was malt forward; caramel, vanilla, dark fruits (same as nose), and some alcohol. A truly good BW. Palate is moderately thick, and chewy.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 43 44 45  46  47 48 49 » 51


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50