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Cambridge Blunderbuss Barleywine
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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Once again the brewers at CBC have thrown caution to the wind in our latest annual effort to create the biggest, baddest, strongest, bestest beer around. Double-mashed with nearly a ton of malt, five different hops, and cold-aged several months with French Limousine oak, this extraordinary, complex ale boasts flavors and aromas of caramel, dried fruit, vanilla, oak, toffee, spicy hops, and a warming alcohol finish. Very rich and full-bodied, it is unfiltered and unfined. This unique beer will be available all winter, served for your admiration and enjoyment in a 9oz. snifter.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 On tap at the brewpub: Red/orange color, brown sugar aroma, full slick mouthfeel, and sweet and heavy. No score change. Extreme Beer Fest 2004: Clear orange color with a large off-white head. Caramel and molasses in the aroma, full bodied. Starts and ends sweet with a slight sour note at the end that is quickly enveloped by bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
rich copper & brown color w/ a small tan head laces well. Aroma is alcohol & light carmels some light odd fuggle maybe hop aromas. Creamy well coated palate. Warm swallow very sweet english stype bw w/ a hot hop bite of grass that fades quickly and leaves a bit of a bitter tongue. Solid BW but seemed to be lacking something to me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Another beer consumed during the EBF weekend without proper notes, but I really don’t need them for this beer because it rocked my palate. This was outstanding! Great flavor and aroma of dried fruit and caramel. Would love to consume an entire glass on just an empty stomach because this might fill me up fast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2464) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2004/05 vintage - at brewpub: Nice mahagony red color. Nice head, leaving brussels laces on the glass. Medium alcohol nose - brandy like with a touch of cookie dough. Nice and smooth - lingers down easily. Woody and raison with a medium alcohol taste, which stays nicely behind. I was pretty impressed by this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
GABF 2004. Clear copper body. Sweet nose of toffee, maple syrup, vanilla, and a touch of smoke. Woody and considerably sweet. Mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy. A good, solid barley wine all-around.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Tap @ CBC - Deep hazed orange, creamy off white head. Deep rich nose of dried fuzzy fruit, vanilla, oak, and bourbon sit upon toffee brittle notes and hints of coconut cotton candy. Brown sugared bourbon and spiced peach flavors round into soft vanilla wood-like notes. A light hop bitterness in the end truly provides balance to the full richness. Medium to full-bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Fantastic execution of the barrel here. Should have grabbed a growler, but two snifters (plus other beers) rendered me silly…

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
9oz on tap at Cambridge
Appearance : Hazy peach
Aroma : Some apricots, a bit spicy
Taste : Hoppy and sweet. Malty with hints of port wine. Nice sweet port wine finish. Some spices and candy sugar.
Overall : Interesting beer !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Extreme Beer Fest '04, Copper in color with a small white head.Sweet and bitter,hoppy,dry malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Draft at brewery. Pours a pinkish, red color with a small egg shell head. Nose is piney hops with a very nice, datey kind of malt note. Palate is full and sticky. Flavors of piney hops with lots of sweet and datey malts. Finishes sticky with a bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - APR 17, 2005
Draft at brewery: poured a cloudy brown with red notes. Thick tan head. Big yeasty, brown sugar aroma. Moderately hopped. Sweet finish with a blast of alcohol.


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