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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
We brewed Crunkle Sam, an American Barleywine Ale dry hopped with Citra hops, to celebrate America. America, we love you: thank you for allowing Clown Shoes to set off a few fireworks in the craft beer world.

alliance100's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Draft at Hopcat GR - pours a transparent amber . Mild citrus and oak on the nose . Taste is mostly thick caramel with a citrus note on the backend . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2368) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle. 11.0%. Best before 20.07.18. Pours a deep, dark amber/brown, with a light tan head. Great lacing. Sweetish dark fruit aroma; raisins, plums. Malt in the background. Flavour is sweet with dark fruit; plums, and a spicy hint; somewhat cardamom-y, without actually being cardamom. Alcohol overtone. Finish is fruity bordering grainy, slightly tart and with a mild alcohol burn. Soft palate. Overall okay, but feels a bit unbalanced, also cloying in the long run. 24.10.16.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5606) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle. Beown clear. Heavy malts, almost toffee, some herbs, pine, pine residue on nose. Full bodied, smooth, good bitters, almond cake, thick malty flavour. Clean, nice american barley wine. Good yeast esters, pine hops. Intensive, long.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alkolas510 (1197) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Kopparfärgad med litet vit skum. Doftar och smakar russin, torkad frukt och karamellmalt. Ganska mycket beska

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RuneStumo (2585) - Haugesund, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2016
14.10.2016. 0,355l Bottle. Systembolaget. Dark brown colour with no head. Dark and unclear. Aroma of sweet dark malts. Burnt brown sugar and caramel. Body is rich with lots of alcohol and lots of malt flavours. The is also some good hopping that gives a very good sharp finish. There is notes of red fruits, liqorice and alcohol. Very strong. Sharp. Sweet. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mad_Ferret (1006) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle from SB. Slight muddy dark mahogany/redish brown with a medium dirt white/yellowed head. Aroma is spun sugar, figs, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is caramel and grapefruit with fudge and alcohol. Big body with soft carbonation and oily texture. American indeed, but not the onslaught of hops as it usually is. But the malts are not giving that much complexity to weihg up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szymonskc (581) - Skórcz, POLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Zapach intensywny, słód, karmel, toffi, suszone owoce, cytrusy, alkohol. Kolor bursztynowy, mętne. Piana średnio obfita, drobna, trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku słodkie, gęste, pełne, słód, karmel, toffi, suszone owoce, cukier, cytrusy, przyprawy. Goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Rich caramel, a bit dark and thick, thin to moderate tannish head, so-so lacing.   Big caramel and toffee aroma, sweet breadiness.   American Barley wine... really?   A bit of dark pitted fruit in this one too.   Mild hop bitterness.   Seems more English than American.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Happy to see this one being much more malty and caramel versus a hop dominated example.   Thanks for this one Kevin!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2829) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
Dark, hazy reddish amber with a small head.
Sweet toffee aroma with lots of raw onions!
Thick and sweet mouth feel.
Sweet, malty taste with notes of toffee, brown sugar and raisins. A little bit of booze shows up in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Slightly hazy amber, got some particles floating around in the glass. Fluffy dense off-white head, rich sticky lacing. Huge pine nose with sweet toffee and caramel. Full bodied, mild carbonated, soft and sweet mouthfeel. Sweet caramel taste with a pine bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6726) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Bottled from Systembolaget Brown with a small, tan head. Sweet and vinous aroma with nuts. Very sweet, syrupy, flavour. Fudge, tidbits, toffee, caramel.

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