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RATINGS: 1605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5648) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2016
[9/7/2016] On tap at Churchkey : Dark amber body. Hoppy and barley nose. Taste of barley, cheesy notes, malts. Clean, alcy finish. Enjoyable. Quite strong.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Hazy dark orange with a pale head. Aroma is baked pineapple, tropical fruit, candied orange peel. Medium bodied, starts sweet on the palate with a bitter finish. Taste is burnt orange, baked pineapple, tropical fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (290) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Pours a bright rich Amber. Room temp now. Nose is piney, dripping ripe peach, dark cherry, burnt caramel, high floral notes. Flavor starts floral and delicately fruity, mealy apples and bright flowers, sweet malt, balanced bitterness with ripe peach stonefruit. Linger carries on stickily but with a string lingering bitterness to rise up to it. Nothing out of the ordinary but VERY well-done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Very hoppy lots of body. Basic but the original well done dipa. Malt forward enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (433) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Deep mahogany pour, fluffy white head that lasts throughout the entirety of the drinking experience. Leaves great lacing. Beautiful looking beer. Aroma is super piney, super astringent, really dank. Slight ETOH burn. Nice. Rich malty sweetness is e foundation, but the dank, bitter hops shine here. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours murky dark amber with a small ring of off white head. Big resiny dry hop aroma tos of caramel. The hops are spicy and provide a sharp prickly zing which cuts the immense malt level. Chewy like caramel candy laced with peppery hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (417) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2016
BOTTLE. Ruby pour with good foamy off white head.. Subtle pink musk nose, Worcestershire sauce as well??.. Thick sappy caramel malt body that lingers, sweet &hoppy finish, yet solid bitterness that lasts.. Sourced RW

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2053) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bomber. Pours hazy orange-brown with a good-sized beige head. Rose tea, plums, cherry, and flowers in the nose. Taste is cocoa, plums and cherries, raisins, chocolate, light rose finish. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (674) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle @ home, a year old. Pours out an amber colored liquid with a beige head, great retention and nice lacing. Nose is very hoppy with pine apple, mango and, ripe orange and orange zest. Lots of warming caramel, dried fruits, alcohol, toffee, biscuits vanilla and hints of milk chocolate. Full bodied, smooth palate initially, with a drier and bitter taste towards mid-taste. Taste is fruity and hoppy with loads of caramel & toffee that balances. Flavors alos of red apples, apricots, overripe mango, oranges, subtle milk chocolate, vanilla and oak. Aftertaste is bitter with orange zest, grapebruits, bicuits and nuttyness. Long duration.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bomber, poured a cloudy darker amber colour with a somewhat creamy white head. nose of caramel malts, sweet toffee, slight dried peach, butterscotch, citrus, hop bitterness, taste of sweet dried fruits, hops, citrus, and slight sweet raisins. a quite bitter barley wine


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