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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Generous amounts of NW pale, caramel and chocolate malts were blended with English Goldings kettle hops and Willamette Valley Cascade and Chinook Hopjack hops. It was brewed in small batches, fermented, and then aged on American white oak. The oak aging imparted caramel and vanilla flavors to complement the bold and smooth malt flavors and unique hop character of this true NW ale.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1100) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
No. 013 Bottling from a 22 oz bottle. Thin head on a hazy, copper colored body. The aroma is rich and deep: grain, bread and woody, like oak. The taste is complex. It starts out woody, deep malt sweetness, bitterness in the middle, finishes candy sweet. Smooth texture, low carbonation and heavy body. A complex and deeply flavorful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Deep amber colored. Sweetness, vanilla, creaminess, alcohol, warm brown sugar malts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3666) - - FEB 11, 2013
22oz bottle. No 13. clear orange with a small white head. malty toffee with vanilla and oak. sweet aroma. flavor has vanilla up front with oak. nice and sweet with loads of malts and only enough hops for backing. not the huge west coast BW i was expecting. really enjoying the vanilla oak character in this one. medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bomber from Green’s - Buford, Bottling #13. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, vanilla, spicy hops, mild candied fruits. The taste is citrus hops, toffee, vanilla, oak, nougat, a bit of chocolate. Medium bodied, prickly booze, moderate carbonation, good balance. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1428) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2012-2013 season. No. 013. Aged in Oak. Vanilla, toffee, and cherry. 9.2% alc.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (2995) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Robust aroma is crisp and malty with an overtone of fresh oak and a fairly firm alcohol bite. Pours a dark honey-amber with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent wheat head. Richly malty flavor has an oaken note, an edgy alcohol bite, and hints of hops, caramel and vanilla. Texture is smooth and firm, though lacking in fizz - but experience says that barleywines as a rule ain’t fizzy. Enough of this, and you will be an old knucklehead. ;0)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Deep translucent amber, with lots of small bubbles and an inch of tan head. Aroma is rich with toffee and plum, and woody vanillin notes are prominent in taste. Alcohol is there, but not overbearing, and it’s surprisingly dry into the finish, perhaps because of the oaky astringency. $6/22oz (mom & grandma leave PDX)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
No. 13 pours a clear amber with a small tan head, and very good lacing. smell is of barley, some wood, malt, and a little sweetness. taste is creamy, warm, barely, toffee, and some oak. ends smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2065) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Red brown pour from bottle. Filmy head. Smell of oak and cherries and vanilla. Lighter woody mouthfeel. Boozy vanilla and dark fruits

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle: Poured a orange red copper with a thin off white head that turned to jello. Aroma is strong bold hops and caramel malts. Taste is sweet malts, vanilla, and edgy hops.The tongue is somewhat dry and leafy.


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