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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: 34   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8175) - 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 (5615) - 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 (784) - 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 (1471) - 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 (16800) - 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 (278) - 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 BW’s, had it draft at beertopia mid march. medium in color light friendly hop aroma, linging sweetness, great with a cogar!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (986) - - MAR 10, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruity, malty, and spicy. Nice lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13711) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Dark amber color, small steady beige head, some lace. Malty, a bit toasted aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Caramel, malts, hops, some alcohol. Chinese lighter version of Mikkeller’s Big Bad Barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13578) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 1. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a fine, tan cream head. Toasted leaves in the nose with notes of bread. Big sweet flavor with toasted bread, rich berries, earthy leaves, some grains. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a creamy texture. Lightly warming on the finish with some resinous, toasted pine, leaves, toasty bread. Fairly drinkable stuff.

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