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Beachwood Annihilator Barleywine

Beachwood Annihilator Barleywine
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Big, bold, and out of control, Annihilator is an American barleywine that will unleash a barrage of flavors on your palate. It begins with a base of British Maris Otter barley for a solid foundation. Smatterings of dark British crystal malts are added for toffee and caramel accents. A three-hour boil helps enrich the deep and complex malt backbone. A heavy dose of Chinook, Columbus, and Cascade hops gives this mighty barleywine a bright and citrusy bitterness. Annihilator is waiting to be challenged by discriminating drinkers.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Deep amber/mahogany pour with creamy white head. Aroma is dried fruit and light abv. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, dried fruit, rock candy, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. very nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Beachwood Long Beach ][ $1.50 ][ Mini Stange ][ 7.5.14 ]
>> Clear red amber pour, thin foam. Nose is sticky, stanky, strawberry. Taste is salty, toffee, spicy, sticky strawberry, big malt, spicy alcohol, high boost. Pretty good but big spice and alcohol. Not a barleywine fan usually so, haters gonna hate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
From the 38 Degrees barleywine festival. Big amount of bourbon here. Same amount of sweetness too. Caramel notes. Hops have faded from this 2012 vintage but a lovely malt forward big beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Enjoyed on tap as a sampler pour at Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach, CA. Really nice barley wine, appearance a marky caramel amber with almost no head. Aroma rich in syrupy caramel malt and abundant and diverse hops. Taste goes down relatively smooth and straight up potent. Gets better as it warms. Wish I could've had a proper glass, but I would've been annihilated :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at City Beer in February 2014. Dark amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, malt, toffee, hops, pineapple and some light spices. Warming alcohol in the finish. A beer to sip.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3568) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: Poured a dark murky brown with thin tan head. Aroma was sweet malt. Taste is malty with burning alcohol and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, slight spices, hints of orange, grapefruit notes as well, slight hints of grass, touch of dark fruits with raisin, figs, and plums. Taste is a mix of toffee, caramel, dark fruits going into some orange, grapefruit, slight pine and grass, spice notes, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of bread, caramel, light pine, citrus, and raisins. Flavor of caramel, raisins, dates, plums, cherries, and bread.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1022) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
Tasting flight. Pours an average, clear amber with light tan head. Aroma is mild, at best, but doesn’t attract or detract from the beer. Possibly from the glass. Taste is a hop bomb at first. Loads of clean, new hops with some mild toffee and then some more English malt character midway through. The finish is a more overpowering sweetness and hops. Kind of like a "triple" IPA that is super fresh. From the other reviews I wonder if this batch is extremely fresh. This one was one of the better examples of what I love in a barleywine, aka not to style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.


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