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Cigar City Pilot Series Whiskey Oak Barleywine

Cigar City Pilot Series Whiskey Oak Barleywine
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Pilot Series JYD Barley Wine
Date: March 12, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: opaque dark amber, creamy off white head, sticky sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness, light fruity character, lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap Cigar City pouring amber – copper with a moderate level of opacity and gold edges with a nice lasting off white head. The aroma is very spicy with hops as well as tropical fruit hard candy, dried citrus, dried apricots and sweet sugary mango. The taste is thick citrus and toprical mango notes and getting very orange and grapefruit as well as candied mango to midway. Heading into the finish all those flavor hop notes are met by increasing levels of resiny citrus hop bitterness. This is a very pleasing and bold all hop forward American Style Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
on tap at CCB on Hunahpu’s Day - 3/12/11. hazy orange pout with a 1/4" off white head. light hop nose with bits of orange peel. tons of hops through the body with caramel malts, apple and light fruits. some tropical fruit notes up top and through the finish with a sticky bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Another one of the amazing beers from Hunahpu Day 2011. Pours an orange amber with a white head. Nose is insane: caramel, citrus, hops, whiskey, vanilla, and lots of sweetness, but somehow not overly sweet. Flavor is massive caramel, citrus, vanilla, whiskey, with some wood, honey, and no booze whatsoever for a 13% beer. Absolutely top notch barleywine. Please please please make more of this medium-bodied, uber-balanced, and unbelievably drinkable barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours a nice brown color with a perfect creamy head. Aroma is sweet and loaded with caramel, honey, mild hops, oak and light whiskey. Flavor is sweet and has a great balance of caramel, whiskey, oak and finished with a good bitter bite. 13%? Incredible!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Had this on hunahpus day. Was excited to try a barley wine from cigar city. Nose was hoppy and caramel. Citrus. Taste was earthy toffee. Hops and wood. Didn’t taste like 13%. Overall a decent barley wine. But when nemesis is there, u gotta up your game

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
POurs a hazy light brown with ruby hints. Nose is mild whisky notes, big sweet alcohol and sweet hops. Big sweet caramel and toffee. Flavor is thick with wood, earthy and piney resinous hops and sweet caramel and toffee grains. Subtle hints of booze and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Wow, first to rate, on tap at Cigar City for Hunahpu 2011. Pours a deep amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, little hint of 13%. Very bitter but it really covers the alcohol. Very Nice.

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