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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - 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 (1475) - 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 (8015) - , 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 (4826) - 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 (1005) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (480) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Growler from brewery. Pours muddy red/brown with light white lacing. Smell is clove, banana, dough. Taste is caramel, some roasted malt, astringent finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Tap. Pours a dark amber with off white head. Aroma was very muted coffee. Taste of caramel with added sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1944) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at Burley Oak. Pours medium/dark brown with a thin white head. Tastes like slightly sweet iced tea and mild coffee. Low/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like mild syrup and very mild coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad!) poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, toffee and light earthiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel, toffee, earthiness and cocoa with a smooth dry lingering malty finish. Biggest malt bomb I’ve had in a long time!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (910) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Bottle pours muddy amber, aroma is rich malt and earthy fruits, taste is fairly sweet and rich. The finish is pretty nice, not sure why its so expensive though


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