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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
Our Barley Wine is dark red in color and has an original gravity of 1.120 (24 Plato). The malt complexity of this classic ale style is incredible. The Broad Street Market is located just blocks from the Appalachian Brewing Company. This indoor farmers market was built in 1863 and is one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the United States. The beautiful brick façade and natural wood doors are typical of the structures in Downtown Harrisburg; including our own building.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Growler courtesy of Brian. Pours a clear, bright ruby. Weak bubbles. Nose is vegetal with thick, sweet cherry twizzlers. Taste is sweet sugary cherry drops. Medicinal, syrupy cough medicine taste. Some gas station candy bar is in there too- artificial cherry chocolate with heavy corn syrup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2908) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On tap in Gettysburg ... Dark reddish brown pour, thin ring of off white head, very light to no carbonation .... aroma is of chewy caramel malts, dark fruits, light roasted malt .... taste is of chewy caramel malts, roasted malts, dark fruits and a light bitter resiny hop ... finish is lightly bitter and dry hopped with a roasted/caramel malt .... mouthfeel is smooth and the abv is hidden very well considering its almost 13% .... as it warms it gets a little sweeter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
They did a decent job on this one. It’s a bit watery, but a nice caramel malt, toffee and fruit presence can be detected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (5899) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
On tap at brewery, pour is deep purple color, no head or lacing at all. Very rich with roasted malts, plums, figs, tons of malt. Finished a little mettalic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Dark mahogony brown pour with an aroma of fig, caramel, and plum. Flavor of plum, caramel, and brown sugar. Very tasty as the beer warms. Very good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
On tap at Appalachian. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin beige head. Soft roast, and sweet dark malt.Chocolate and sweet roast, plum. Sweet and toasty, long caramel. Long chocolate and sweet plum fruit. Plum and prune on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) clear rich ruby with a nice dark tan head. Nose of caramel, dark honey and light spices. Taste of caramel, light alcohol, brown sugar and toasty. Quite easy to drink for the ABV especially.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bottled Nov. 2008: Wow, pours deep red with an intense roasty, pruny nose, a lasting head and lacing to the end, the heaviest BW that I have ever had with a chewy palate, flavors of raisin & roast malts dominate, some sweetness balanced by an adequate hop bite at the finish. Noticeable alcohol burn and flavor, perhaps too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4239) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Dark ruby red color. Pours from tap with a very thin head and leaves no lacing. Smooth on the tongue with a strong taste of raisin on the finish. Gets more interesting as it warms up. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy blutt59. 2009 batch. Pours a clear reddish color with light amounts of carbonation. Even swirling is difficult to arouse a head. Aroma is dark fruit, aged and woody. Sweet nose. Flavor is sugary sweet and brown sugar. Syrupy finish.

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