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RATINGS: 1579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


stumpyiliz's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Overly hopped, good malt bill to back it up, but u might as well call this Yeti or sasquatch. since bigfoot has been around for years and this beer is just they’re own version of it


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Clear Amber with very little head. Aroma is rich caramel, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel and herbal hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1423) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Rose-pink red color. Icy lacing. It’s shiny. The barley is very prominent in the nose: grainy but a little sugary. Candi sugars, like ribbon candy, with a touch of cherry. The flavor is bitter cherry, barley grains, cough drops. Very bitter aftertaste (which I like). Feels chewy and prickly. It’s not the most distinctive b-wine I’ve had. In fact it’s rather representative. But what it does it does well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2320) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from...not sure. Medium amber with some haze and lasting swirl head. Mildly boozy toasted caramel aroma with some spicy hop. Toasted caramel and fruit sweetness with some grass and roasted nuts. Citrus and pine bitterness made almost astringent by the assertive fine carbo. Medium-full body. Some booze in the finish. Extra points for being balls out even if there are some rough edges. Very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lliams (199) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2016
Beautiful rich malty beer with exceptional hop/malt balance. Spruce and citrus aromatics with caramel red malt richness. So tasty, even on a forty degree (celsius) day

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (213) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2016
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Mahogny/orange med gräddigt krämvitt skum. Humlebetonad i doften med en del torkad persika och apelsinskal. Kroppen något tyngre. Tydlig beska med granskott, kåda och apelsin. Mer åt dubbel IPA-hållet än Barley Wine i min mening, men kanske förändras av lagring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle from Grocery Outlet in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is sweet bouillon, vegetal, candied orange rinds, some caramel. Taste is sweet caramel up front with a bitter, citrus and vegetal finish. Sweet, savory and slightly bitter...like a marmalade stew. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SvanteL (117) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
Vacker bärnstensfärgad. lite grumlig, fint medelstort skum. Doftar citrus, tropiska frukter (papaya, mango, passionsfrukt) och söt fruktkola. Smaken är en läcker blandning av syrliga frukter av olika slag och söt kolasmak plus en skaplig avrundande beska. Munkänslan är tjock, nästan lite oljig. Toppen!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (509) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle to pint glass. Cloudy burnt orange with a thick beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is apricot, pineapple, orange, pepper, and caramel malts. Flavoe is sweet malts, oranges, apricot, some caramel and tropical flavors. Thick and sticky. Awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (311) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
650ml bottle. Bronze coloured with roughly one finger beige head. Generous aroma of tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit, citrus, orange, marmelade, cookie malts, caramel and slightly burnt brown sugar. Taste has a nice grapefruit and cotrus bitterness met by tropical fruit and mango as well as cookie and caramel sweetness and just a touch of the burnt sugar from the aroma to round it all off. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and great fruity sweet aftertaste ebbing out in increasingly more bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (157) - Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours amber copper with a fine tan head. Nose is strong syrupy barley sweetnes and west coast hops both fighting for domination and a bit of booze behind them. Flavor is bold and runs the bitter hops out front fast and harsh but not in a bad way. Malt is also big and very sweet. Finish is sticky and bitter and unrelenting. Good stuff if you’re into mean American barley wine.


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