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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The floor malts give this beer a juicy malt character of considerable depth, 55% malted wheat gives it a surprising lightness on the palate, while our house ale yeast lends a gentle fruitiness. The Oxford Companion will impart knowledge, while The Companion imparts conviviality. Maybe you really can have it all?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a crystal clear golden hue with a lasting white head that attributes good lace to the beer. Aromas are grainy, alcohol, caramel, bready, mild fruit and esters. Flavors show case a very nice malt complexity, bready, toasty, biscuity, mild caramel perhaps? Decently up front with the alcohol, minimal hops, light fruit esters. Pretty dry for a big barleywine. Creamy carbonation, medium to full bodied and warming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dyetube (1312) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Draft at the gingerman Plano. Pours a light amber with a think white head. The aromas are white grapes, old closet. The mouthfeel is sweet and slightly dry with a heavy body. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5272) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
This poured a ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma was lots of yeasty notes, light spices, and alcohol. Flavor was very sweet, light fruit,, yeast, seemed more belgian style to me, and alcohol. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Orlando, Fl - on tap at the Whole Foods Market. Dark copper pour, sticky off-white head, nice lacing. Pleasant aroma - some nuttiness and some pomegranate like fruitiness. Flavor has some fruitiness to it - not any particular type jumps out - similar to canned fruit cocktail. Some caramel notes, a bit of nuttiness and some booziness in the back end. Mouthfeel has a nice texture to it. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: October 29, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, creamy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet wheat flavor, candy sweetness, touch of fruityness, just a hint of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1786) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Color of Apple juice, calm head. Light sweet Arima of cereal, honey. And green grapes. Flavor stats a sweet tree sap, Amber malt and Darryl sugar. Aftertaste I’d alcohol, hops, and burn. Big smooth on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
From the tap poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
On tap at Issacs. Orange pour with aromas of grape, yeast and rasins. An earthy taste with hints of fruit and wine. Good..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3290) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Big old beer with a ton of aged character. Nice looking with a huge head and quite sweet. Lots of vanilla and cotton candy. Overbearing but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Fairly bright deep orange pour with a few sedimental areas for a nice, balanced appearance. Thin carbonation and an oily look at times. Nose is very sweet and honeyed, with a good dose of floral tropical notes injected. Mild herbal and spicey qualities accompany the yeastiness to taste, giving it an almost "Belgian barleywine" vibe crossed with wheatwine. A bit heavy and chewy in a sense, and overly sweet for the most part (even with the dry finish).

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