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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 2013. Transparent ruby pour. Fruit up front, caramel and some hop skunk behind. The flavor is really quite clean -- the dominant boozy fruit note washes right away. Not bad, but I’m not at all sure how this got voted the top bill in the festival...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft at paratii. Pours a murky dark amber with golden edges and a dense and creamy tan head. Big sweet caramel and honey nose. Creamy thick body with a surprisingly lively carb presence for so long in the tank. Toast, caramel, nuts, honey, tobacco, and leather on the mid palate. Long tangy sweet fresh cut oak finish. Great barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a ruddy orangish color with a white cap and some good lacing leftover after a few minutes S: Yeasty with some bread and candy sweetness on the nose T: A nice blast of candy sugar, some bread with a unique flavor I can describe as almonds, some light residual sugar M: Medium to bog body with a nice sticky and light booziness O: Very good. I am usually not a Big Al fan but they nailed this. Tasty and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
From tap at Brouwers. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is phenolic, dry and spiced. Sweet malty, caramelish, light overripe fruity, bitter and mild herbal. Ends dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6453) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap for Hard Liver ’12, pours an opaque orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma of tropical dried fruits, hops, toasted bread - slight stale quality. Flavour of dark dried fruits with a bit of tropical fruits, liqueur, booze and hops. Well-balanced with only a few off-notes. Very good.


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