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RATINGS: 1525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


kenko's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenko (85) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours a dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Taste is like a sweet IPA with good balance of sweet malts and hoppy bitterness. A bit syrupy towards the end, but finishes smooth.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawanna (2457) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle as a Gift - thanks Daniel caramel, citrus, herbs, cereal, alcohol, amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nhjmoyer (4) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
I had this beer at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio trying to achieve my plate and it was one of those that I will have to drink again and thwart my efforts on obtaining my plate. Amazing beer with a huge compliment of flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1200) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
More California IPA then barleywine. Pours a nice deep orange wit a white head. Smells of hops and grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy throughout, with just a slight amount of barleywine, but lots of grapefruit, some soapiness and a very bitter finish with lemon rind and thyme. Lingering bitter finish. Had in the bottle. Expected a nicely balanced barleywine, but hops overwhelm everything else.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (162) - Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Poured a dark amber to orange colour with a off white head that left thick lacing. Aroma is hops, caramel, and hints of candied fruits. Flavor is roasted sweet malts, hops, faint citrus, molasses, and sweet fruits. Medium bodied with light carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel ending in a slightly harsh bitter finish. The bitterness seems to increase with each sip, but the overall flavor is well balanced between bitter and sweet elements.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (459) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
It pours a cloudy like brown with a tan head. As the head dissipates, lacing is present. It has the smell of dried fruit, molasses, alcohol, with a sweet fruit smell. It has a surprisingly sweet fruit taste with molasses and caramel. The bitterness is more on the mild side compared to others in the class except for a twinge in the back. The bitterness became more pronounced as I drank more. It produces a pleasant warming on the way down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (437) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ home, from WholeFoods, Addison. Hog heaven and hop heaven! Rich, walnut, rosebud, booze and hops. Well balanced, very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1058) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Dark amber with thin rimming beige head; aroma is blend of hops and malt sweetness; flava is roasty and hoppy upfront nicely blended with a malty sweetness with notes of molasses and sweet cherry; feels medium with decent foamy fizziness; finishes dry slightly bitter and herbal notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (371) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
On tap at Banter Bar, Brooklyn, 2013 vintage. Pours a chestnut brown with a small white head with lacing that clings to the sides. Aroma is caramel, toffee, fig, some mild hops in the back. Flavor is similar. Lots of fig, and toffee, caramel. Lovely hop finish. Really only get the hop bitterness in the finish. So nice.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eriff (1) - Socorro, New Mexico, USA - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Appearance Pours clear dark amber orange color with nice head and great lacing Aroma light citrus and grassy sweet aroma Taste very smooth light citrus notes in the beginning lot of body very creamy and smooth slight bitterness throughout ending with a bit more slight hint of bourbon alcohol taste Overall Very nice and refreshing take on a barley wine dry hop addition definitely made this a great beer bit lacking on Aroma

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1496) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Unclear deep amber with big lasting frothy light khaki head. Great balance throughout. Nice hoppiness. Super.


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