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Bootleggers Galaxian Barleywine

Bootleggers Galaxian Barleywine
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6025) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle: † Reddish caramel, thin sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing. † Candied citrus peel, caramel, and strong citrusy bits on the nose. † Smells very much like an American style Barley Wine. † Sweet caramel and citrusy notes on the tongue. † Not overly hoppy, nor overly malty. † Seems a decent balance between malts and hops. † Big citrusy and caramel notes on the tongue. † This is a citrus based Barley Wine, pith and peel, but on the sweet side. † Not too heavy, moderate to full body and mouthfeel. † Big candied citrus peel and pith on the finish. † Candied, but also a bit bright/young. † Green like bitterness/maltiness on the finish. † Solid example, sweet and citrusy, as well as candied. † A good American style Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from reddit trade. Pours a beautiful cloudy amber with a nice off white head that fades but leaves very light and broken lacing. Aromas are big resin hops and then some light toffee and caramel that are almost invisible to the nose. Taste is much more balanced than the aroma; citrus and pine start then a big dose of toffee and caramel malts then some booze and finally a bitter, hoppy aftertaste that also carries a line of sweet burnt sugar maltiness. Palate is just a little thin but that could be due to my tongue assuming an 11% beer would be a little heavier from the alcohol. Overall, this is a really good example of an American Barley Wine, in fact itís my favorite American Barley Wine now,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
writerljberg (487) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
22oz bottle courtesy of womencantsail. Thanks! A: Almost a ruby-red color with shades of brown. Thin creme head. Not too sticky against the glass. N: Deep whiffs of toffee, pineapple, mango, and caramel. Some vanilla. Very tropical. Smell sticky and itís very much on the sweet side. T: Wow. Lots more of the pineapple and mango. Caramel sweetness. Has a bitter base to balance. Almost ashen at the base without the disgusting nature of the tray. Very biscuity and some vanilla. M: Sticky with a medium mouthfeel. Right in range, I would say. O: An all around excellent beer, and one Iíd heartily recommend if you favor the tropical sweetness factors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Brown with white head. Big aroma, resinous pine, grapefruit and caramel. Similar flavours, hops are a little less pronounced. Sweet with a clean finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft sweet barley wine nose ... soft toffee frutis ...over sweet malts ... oversweet toffee. .. quite hoppy ... light oily hop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is light cheasy, crisp grapefruity hoppy and citrusy. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Crisp hoppy and citrusy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (884) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle, approximately a month old. Pours a deep orange with khaki head that billows up on an aggressive pour. Aroma is west coast hop, tropical fruit, sweet. Taste is Knuckle Sandwich with a higher malt profile and a bit bigger in every aspect. Sweeter than Knuckle Sandwich but would have liked to try this one on tap fresh as it would seem that the hops would be even more in your face. Overall, I wouldnít call this a barleywine at this point. Possibly as the hops fade it would go that direction. If Knuckle Sandwich is to Pliny the Elder then Galaxian is to Pliny the Younger. "Triple IPA"?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of ripe fruit & hops. Beautiful pour, cloudy rusty orange with wispy white head and slightly lacing. Flavor is full of malt, fruitiness & hops. Long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with no head and just a few swirls appear when looking down.

Aroma: Fruity notes(cherry, apple grape), Turbinado sugar, and a little alcohol.

Taste: Caramel, burnt sugar, dates, dried mango. Bitter hops. Very tropical like Knuckle Sandwich!

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. From growler, so the carbonation was a little on the high side. It mellowed out when I let me glass warm up.

Overall: A really tasty west coast barleywine. I would only consider drinking this fresh personally. Itís very close to the highly acclaimed Knuckle Sandwich, so if you like that, you will love this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
The beer is a dark amber color with a khaki colored head. Intense fruit aroma to this. Lots of citrus notes as well as some dark fruit such as raisin and black cherry. Quite a bit of caramel and toffee notes with a hint of brown sugar. The flavor has a moderate pine and citrus peel bitterness with good grapefruit flavor. A strong malt backbone of toffee and caramel with more of the sweet dark fruits that were present on the nose.

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