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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
From tap at Brouwers. Pours clear and golden dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Sweet, caramelish, dark malty and light spiced hoppy. Dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19478) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours an almost perfect copper color with a frothy off-white head. A pleasant toasted malt aroma and a strong pine and resin hop character. There is also some grapefruit peel and lots of toffee and caramel. The flavor has an almost woody flavor initially from the intense pine hop character. Lots of toasted malt as well as caramel, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. There is a pleasant fruitiness that comes through as the beer warms up. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10320) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. The beer pours a dark murky mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, roast malt and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and earthy hops. The finish is malty up front with a slightly fruity hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (9568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap for Hard Liver ’12, pours a clear dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma of stale malts, wood and sawdust. Flavour is the same with a bit of caramel underneath, but dominated by the stale malts and sawdust. Tastes quite off - not good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9364) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, 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.


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