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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Tap @brewpub vintage 2012
Pitch black, small white head. Served too cold. Sweet vanilla, dark fruity aroma with chocolate and dark malts. Medium to full bodied. Bourbon, sweetness, alcohol, raisins, some bitterness. Lots of bourbon. Sipping beer. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a clear copper colored with faint lacing white head. Aroma is heavy with sweet dark fruits, esters, and a slight hint of warming booze. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a medium body. Overall great barleywine and very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Sampled at the Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a dark amber color. Aroma of fruits, malt, caramel and alcohol. Flavor of fruits, caramel, malt and alcohol, bitter finish. Light body, liquorous texture. It’s a nice change of pace from the usually very hoppy american barley wines (not that I don’t like those !).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
GABF 2006. Amber bodied. Nose is caramel, sweet malts, light hops and alcohol. Taste consists of more caramel, light toffee, hint of honey, alcohol, overripe fruits and light hops. Body is slick and medium-full. Light carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, fruits, sweet malts, and light hops. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2006
GABF 2006: Clear amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is light but sweet. Sweet sugary flavor. Some fruit but overall one dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Dark cherry colored body with fizzy, off-white head. Fair lacing. Active body. Aroma is of sweet malts, but not enough to mask the strong scent of alcohol. Initial taste is heavily sweet, tempering to a moderately sweet finish with an average duration. Medium on the mouth, it has a creamy texture with moderate carbonation. The alcohol jumps out of the glass and smacks you. Reviewed on January 20th, 2007.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Draft at EBF. Pours a copper amber with a white head. Light chewy fruits, pear and plum. Oak, toffee and hints of cherry. Lightly woody with a moderate alcohol warming. A spiced note to round it out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2009
2005 Vintage on tap at CBC at the 2009 Barleywine Festival. Body is a dark cloudy caramel color with almost no head. Smells like old dish water, dried plums and orange soda. Pallate was watery and flat with very little carbonation left, and just traces of alcohol on my lips. Flavors of maple syrup, red wine reductions and dried apricots and plums are most prevalent. Nice balance and really a welcome and desirable aftertaste with some roasted malty notes that linger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Tap. Big sweet toasted toffee. Brown sugar. Touch of boozy rum cake. Nuts. Figs. Okay. Too big and rich 2 me.


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