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Beachwood Annihilator Barleywine
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, 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 (17658) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fusel alcohol, dates, figs, and plums with pine hops, caramel and cookie malt. Flavor is heavy alcohol, barely detectable fruity esters, hops, or malt, with a sweet and boozy finish. Full body and light carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
A fruity start (citrus, apricot, perhaps grape) morphs into a sweet warm feel with hearty malt and finishes with a moderate, woody hop character. Surprising and unique!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Clear copper color with tan sheen. Ganja bud, toasted caramel, pit fruit aromas. medium bodied. Sharp pit fruit, toasted caramel, alcohol flavors--not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, birch syrup, chewy malts, oatmeal with raisins. Flavor is just sweet enough and just hoppy enough. Nice yeasty, sweet cake notes and brown sugar on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Ibsen this on tap at Beachwood Long Beach. It’s a dark ambr pour with notes of carmel raisins and hops

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
On tap in Long Beach. It pours dark amber with a khaki head. The aroma is toasty with hints of cocoa, caramel, raisins and cherry candy. The flavor is thick and chewy with lots of alcohol, raisins, cherries, toast and a bit of spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Nice warmer with huge flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Draft. Ruby beer with a dark cream head. Dark fruit and malt aroma. Alcohol and caramel flavor with dark fruits. Medium bodied. Alcohol and dark fruits linger with caramel and backing PNW hops.


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