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Boxing Cat Bare Knuckle Barleywine

Boxing Cat Bare Knuckle Barleywine
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Brewed by Boxing Cat Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Shanghai, China
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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An American Style Barleywine with very complex flavors of raisin, toffee, chocolate and subtle smokiness. The aroma of this beer is also fruity with notes of citrus and passionfruit from the use of Galaxy Hops from Australia. This wort was boiled for an extended time frame to promote smoothness and drinkability in a strong ale. The use of Malaysian Gula Malacca sugar was used to increase the sugar concentration and provide some unique Asian flavors. Bare Knuckle Barleywine is a very limited release beer that should be savored when sipping from a wine glass in the darkness of Winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (782) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at West Fuxing Lu on 25 June. In a dark bar appeared to pour red black with an off white head. Aroma of raisins, fruit, malt and toffee. Sweet finish with alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 2, 01/05/2015. Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige covering and edgeing. Nose is toffee, vanilla, light spice, caramel, sweet vibes. Taste comprises dark fruit notes, light wood, smoke, spice, toffee fudge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok BW - doesnt get too sweet although lacks a little depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Blue Session - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[5/1/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 2nd session. Dark brown wit ha beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and a bit of fruitiness. Sweet flavor, malty, with caramel and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5715) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 12, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Poured a clear dark brown with a round frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich bitter sweet alcoholic malt. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a smooth rich alcoholic bitter palate and a not so pleasant floral finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - MAY 12, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Blue session. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, some chocolate and coffee, light honey. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1539) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
Tap @CBC15. Clear dark copper, small frothy offwhite head. Clear hoppy aroma. Some wood perhaps. Sweet and bitter flavor, resinous and dry bitterness,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing.. Chessy toffee malts nose.. Sweet toffee.. Chessy roast

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (279) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Pours clear deep amber with off white head. Faint toffee, malt aroma. Quite sharp taste and a bit harsh bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukcha (8) - CHINA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
this is perhaps one of my fave BWs, had it draft at beertopia mid march. medium in color light friendly hop aroma, linging sweetness, great with a cogar!

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