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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Sessionable Barleywine
This seven malt red ale is filled with complexity; expect hints of nuts, burnt sugar, raisin and a slight touch of smoke.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (895) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Poured from growler. Dark brown/amber with tan head. Roasted malt with fruitiness and raisins. Flavor starts out roasted malt with caramel and brown sugar. I pick up cherries in the middle and finishes our with some hoppiness. Thanks Maxbier for sharing!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft sample at the brewery, clear deep brown’ish ruby color with light beige head. Aroma of heavy malt sweetness, toffee, dried fruits (raisins, figs) and light nuttiness. Taste adds notes of light cocoa, caramel, faint smoke and berry-leaning fruitiness. Heavy-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, slick with sweet malty finish. Lighter than the average American barleywine but nicely complex and tasty. The brewery usually has a few variations of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Appearance: brilliantly clear ruby red with amber highlights, short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: raisins, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla, light campfire. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the addition of a bit of pine and green twig. Finish: lasting sweetness, light booze, hint of citrus and pine try to balance. Notes: Big, sweet, malty, lightly fruity, and complex. More of a British style Barleywine than American, as the hops were a little subdued. Palate was surprisingly drinkable (though not light, per se). On draft at Quench! in Silver Spring, MD.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3650) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cola brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toasted nuts and raisins. Slightly sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Nice copper-red color with big tan head (big for a barleywine). Fruity malty aroma (raisin, date, toffee, caramel). Hint of woody flavors with a nice grain malt finish. Alcohol is present and pleasant but not as dominating or heavy as other barleywines. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle shared during RBWG late night tasting. Pours a cloudy caramel color with a large beige head and some floaties. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, toffee, nuts, dark fruits, raisins, warming alcohol, thinner than most barleywines.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle generously shared during the post-grand tasting muff party at RBWG. What the hell is a barleywine clocking at 8.1% doing being called sessionable? Lots of butterscotch with slight toffee and pine in the finish. Thin, watery body. Just being relatively weaker and thinner should NOT be equated with sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8959) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at last night room share - RBWG Asheville. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of toffee, candied resin, dark fruit and vanilla. Lighter medium body -for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Sampled at rbwg in someones room. Quite haxy brownish. Beige foam. This is dry fruit with malts and yead. Caramel. Big warming despite the abv. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour hazy brown. Taste slightly nutty and and sweet malt. Taste sweet malt hip front and continues with some nuttiness. Mild bitter on finish.


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