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Appalachian Oak Aged Broad Street Barley Wine

Appalachian Oak Aged Broad Street Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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Broad Street Barley Wine aged in American Oak barrels. 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Draft at brewpub on Cameron. I take back the common about "poor beer across the boards" because the barleywine is a fairly legitimate offering. This was the first beer I tried at ABC and I was fairly impressed although my samplings went downhill from there. A very nice Barlywine with a strong alcohol presence....very sweet, very hoppy, very delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Draft at Harrisburg location. Poured deep brown in color with a sparse beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, nuts, and toffee. Tastes of dark fruits, nuts, toffee, caramel, light vanilla and light oak. Some mild alcohol warming in the finish but in general this is a very drinkable barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Barleywine Oak Aged–on tap-pours a rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-licorice/nutty with some sharpness, dry. Taste is woody, dry, sweet dark malt-licorice/nutty with some sharpness-English hops. Occasional. Sipping.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Tap...pours a deep brown with amber notes and an average creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, some light woodiness, molasses, caramel and coffee ice cream. Flavor of coffee ice cream, toffee, vanilla, dried fruits, light oak, toasted grains and a touch of bourbon. I love Ben and Jerrys coffee Heath bar crunch ice cream and this beer reminded me of that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2007
12oz handbottle, courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Clear dark brown body with a small tan head. The nose is sweet with toffee, vanilla, rich bakers chocolate and double chocolate chunk brownies (seriously). Moderately sweet flavor with toffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and more of those brownies. Full body is soft and chewy with light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
12oz handbottle, courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Thanks, Paul! Pours an oily, reddish-brown color; slight off-white head that quickly fades. Pleasant oak and caramel and dried fruit in the aroma; light perimeter of bitter citrus. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dried dark fruits and tart citrus and caramel; oak character tastes more like vanilla / cardboard oak chips than any sort of barrel presence (or at least it does at first); a nice toasty note, and plenty of milk chocolate coming through; lengthy, chewy toasty oak and caramel in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
(12oz handbottle, thanks Dickinson beer) Tan head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, wood, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, caramel, light chocolate. Light alcohol burn. Medium body, alcohol well contained.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Snifter at Appalachian in Harrisburg. Dark garnet brown colored body with a thick, foamy dark tan mocha colored head that sticks to the sides of the glass like glue. Big legs and overall just a really inviting appearance. Big oak-filled nose, sticky plum and caramel and maple and some dry, toasty hay. Really nice. It’s sticky and rich on the tongue, and thankfully the oak isn’t incredibly dry, it has some light char, some nuttiness, some plum/black cherry/date qualities. Very good, not boozy for being close to 13%, just huge and overpowering, going straight to your head. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Poured from a 12 oz handbottle. Somewhat transparent dark brown color. Bourbon and oak aroma with suggestions of plum, bonfire smoke, reduced maple syrup. Plenty of firm and rich chocolate presence. Flavor is a massive departure into acrid coffee grounds, bad cocoa, and dirty toffee cake, though retaining a charred oak presence that tempers things slightly. Port-like toward the end, but mainly in sweetness and alcoholic strength; simplistic. Palate is thin whiskey. Uninspiring, but not bad. Thanks, Paul!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Broad Street Barley Wine Oak Aged
Date: July 15, 2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006
Appearance: muddy brown, thin tan head, touch of lace
Aroma: oaky malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lot of oak, touch of roasted, light bitterness, only a touch of the sweet bourbon

Name: Broad Street Barley Wine Oak Aged
Date: July 25, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.3 to 3.9
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and bourbon flavor, nice earth oak bitterness, vanilla sweetness brings out the chocolate and caramel
Overall: a cross between a barleywine and imperial stout

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4


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