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Auburn Alehouse Old Prospector Barleywine

Auburn Alehouse Old Prospector Barleywine
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A perennial favorite! This is a very complex ale with alcohol approaching wine-like strength. Rich and intense malt and hop flavors that partner perfectly with cold winter evenings and cigars!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Deep murky maroon with no head. Smells of bourbon, figs, dates and leather. Hoppy raisin taste very dry. Leaves a hoppy dry taste behind.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Caramel malt aromas. Somewhat bitter with caramel malt highlights. Below average mouthfeel with a decent body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Burnt copper appearance. Nose is caramel and dark fruits. Taste is somewhat a blend between American and English style Barley Wines, with burnt caramel, raisins, malt and almonds. Very nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asmithbeer (70) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Draft - Dark brown pour with descent ivory head. Aroma of toasted cereal and grain, bit of sweetness and hops too. Flavor is like aroma, toasted and hoppy, very good. Mouthfeel is a bit thick but decent carbonation helps.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (9050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Medium brown pour, very little head. Powerfully sweet and soapy aroma, some odd woidy notes. Flavor is sweet, some soapy notes, something is off.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours slightly unclear dark brown with a thin, disappearing, light brown head. Awesome caramel, oak, bourbon, and candi sugar aroma. Taste is a little thin at first, but then the oak, bourbon and caramel hit and this beer gets huge. Great roasty sweetness to this beer, a lot like Old Stock Ale (one of my all time favorites). A little hop page comes through on the finish to dry it out just enough. This is a very well done beer. I can’t wait to get a few years on a bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and sweet malt and alcohol aroma. There is a slightly sweet dry malt flavor with a warm alcohol trail.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Glad to see this one was on tap during my recent visit. Body is a rich dark brown color with a 1" beige head. Huge malty sweet aroma, thick with carmael malts, slightly mollasses-like....brown sugar, no noticeable alcohol. Flavor has some dried fruits/raisins, caramel, very sweet, light alcohol burn. Really nice b/w.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown with a clingy beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Sweek dark malt wtih a slight amount of bitter. Extremely smooth. A dark, heavy beer. Drinks really well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Draft. Mahogony beer with a light cream colored head. Sherry aroma with some brown sugar. Sherry, caramel flavor with light stone fruit and brown sugar. Medium bodied. Lingering malt, just enough hops, and light sherry.


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