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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Barley Wine
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Cloudy medium red-amber, very thin head. Fruity, orange zest, and deep caramel nose...has a lot of Bigfoot influence. Overly chewy and rich on the palate...trop de crystal... I cannot deal. Oky like a sixer of Bigfoot that was aged too warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7697) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours cloudy red with good lacing and head. Either palate wrecker wrecked my palate or this comes off pretty light. Consistency a little syrupy. Finishes bitter and hoppy. Itís a good, well balanced packed but lacks an extra dose of creativity. Tap at Alibi Room.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
On tap at Alibi Room in Gastown. A dark amber orange with a bit of beige head. Malty and fruity as expected. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a beautiful deep dark amber with a medium beige / tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar and a medium hop quality. Flavour brings out notes of toffee and brown sugar upfront, balanced by a good dose of resinous hops. In contrast to their Thorís Hammer barley wine, this is way more balanced with a higher hop content, i.e. much better balanced. Fairly thin bodied for a barley wine but full flavoured with low residual sugars. The hop content leaves quite a high astringency on the finish. This is sort of on the fence between a hoppy barley wine and a malty IIPA. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Draught at the Brewpub
Dark mahogany color with red hue, small and persistent creamy head. Mild aroma of caramel. Lean body, with malt mouthfeel; strong flavor of caramel, but less malty than usual barley wines. It has a earthy character, soil, dirt, with very light vegetables and the idea of phenol; it has though a nice lemony accent behind the malts. Quite strong bitterness, and the final is balanced between caramel, sweetness and bitterness.
Not as good as expected.

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