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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 faÁade and natural wood doors are typical of the structures in Downtown Harrisburg; including our own building.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
12oz bottle, 2009 vintage thanks to blutt59 Dark red, nearly black color. Lots of malt, more than most barleywines - toffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, nuts, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, light chocolate, roasted malt, light smoke, and plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle from blutt59. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, lots of caramel, and vanilla. Taste is vanilla up front, a little caramel, coffee, and a little cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
bottle, thanks to dkachur in trade, rich ruby color with a buttery toffee aroma, flavors are cocoa and some soft malty fruit, a bit watery on the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Gettysburg. Pours a dark ruby red with a small white head. Aroma of sweet sugar and malt. Flavor of butterscotch, raisins, sweet malt, and alcohol. Ugh, hard to drink and not very tasty. 6/4/5/3/11 [2.9/5]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7351) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
12oz bottle pours a deep, opaque almost black, thin off white head. Nose is malty, crackers, biscuit. Flavor is sweet, malty, cookie dough, caramel, light burnt toast. Full bodied, sweet finish which is a touch hot. A barleywine thatís completely malt forward. This was a 2009 bottle that could definitely go another year or so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle, 2009. Pours a dark mahogany red with a very small khaki head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and dark sweet fruit. The flavor is similar. The alcohol is really well hidden. The fruits are really pronounced on the flavor. There isnít really any hop quality to speak of. So, its like an american BW without the hop overdose--itís not a euro BW because it isnít overly sweet. Its just roasty, balanced, simple, and dangerously drinkable. Medium to full bodied with carbonation on the lower end of the scale. Overall: simple, but certainly well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle thanks to Dkachur! Pours near black with a mahogany hue with a grayish light brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of booze with sweet and dark grains as well as a hint of caramel and toffee. Flavor is booze as well with dark grains some toffee and a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3550) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Poured a dark, reddish brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, malts, vanilla, citrus fruits, and light alcohol. Taste of more citrus fruits, light roasted malts, dried fruits, caramel malts, and faint alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Pours a very dark brown with minimal bubbly tan head. Turns dark ruby when held up to the light. Served way too cold (on draught at brewery). Aroma is of a bit of leather, fig, and caramel. Flavor is mild pleasant notes of roast and white raisin, a little rummy. mild bitterness on the back sides of the tongue. Light bodied, dark colored, and less caramel than a typical barlye wine. Very good and interesting. I would have guessed this had 8% abv given the light body and well-masked alcohol! Prone to having low carbonation and/or being served too cold. At itís best this beer seem surprisingly similar to Dogfisheadís Palo Santo Marron.

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