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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (427) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a deep, dark, unfiltered copper color. It has a minimal head. The aroma is sweet caramel battling with bitter hops. The taste is more of the same: piney and citrus hops paired with sweet caramel malts. Full bodied, this is a very good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10206) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2016
22 oz bottle. Thanks Timo A. for sharing this.
Amber color with a small light tan head. Dark and sweet maltiness in the aroma. Malt, dark hops, sweetness and mild hops in the flavor. Not good for a Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2386) - CROATIA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle, 650 ml from Svijet Piva. Courtesy of JFK10000. Shared with him and Miro. Pours dark orange to brown. Yellow head. Caramel aroma. Heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, some citrus notes. Sweet. Bit unpleasant alcohol in middle. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (2269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark copper with moderate ecru head. Nose caramel, toffee, sweeter malt, bready and light vegetal. Taste syrupy, toffee, caramel then dank bitterness. Some peppery spice. Moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAY 1, 2016
Servida en un tulipán. APARIENCIA: de color cobrizo con destellos rojizos intensos a contraluz, se observa turbia; corona de espuma color marfil, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas al centro de mediana retención AROMA: notas a caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros muy maduros como ciruela, pasas, dátiles que predominan, además del alcohol que se llega a percibir en olfato, inclusive se inhala y se exhala. SABOR: muchos frutos oscuros maduros de entrada, de los cuales predominan las notas a pasas, además de ciruelas y dátiles, atrás de ellos notas a caramelo, toffee y muy ligeramente hace presencia el lúpulo de características cítricas, dejando paso a un amargor intenso en boca; en el retrogusto queda ese amargor intenso pegado al paladar, sensación cálida en la garganta por el alcohol. Sensación: cuerpo medio con sensación oleosa, mediana a baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: un buen barleywine aunque ya tenía 20 meses desde su embotellamiento, fresco ha de ser mucho mejor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matwill (91) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Rating datant du 24 mars 2015. Gros Barley Wine rapporté de la Floride, sans le connaître vraiment. Le côté "American" du Barley Wine ressort à fond, affichant une amertume sans retenue, mais qui s’agence bien avec les sucres résiduels et l’alcool de plus en plus présent au fil de la dégustation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours a deep cloudy amber, with a white head. Complex, matured aroma, apricot, marzipan, caramel, chestnut, toffee, hops, orange peel. Semi-sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Complex, elegant taste, marzipan, caramel, malt, orange peel, hops. Powerful, yet elegant. (2016-04-02) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
(Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam) Bottle 650 ml bought years ago from Bierkompass. Served into a snifter at home, ABV 11% Deep copper orange to red colour on the body, cloudy, with a small but thick, light beige head on top, with very good retention. Aroma of malts, caramel, orange peel, dates, apricot, marmalade. Taste is sweet, with caramel, orange peel, light citrus, apricots, peaches, marmalade, light pine, light alcohol as flavour but strong alcoholic burn afterwards. Medium body, soft carbonation, slightly sticky on the palate. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Copper color. Aroma of caramel, peach and malt. Bitter taste of pine, caramel, malt, raisin and some peach. Just a good barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6630) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a large foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sweet caramel, tobacco, bitter piney hops and a touch of spruce. The flavor was sweet and malty with caramel, tobacco, piney hops, a moderate bitterness and a bit of cherry cough syrup. Long sweet pine and caramel finish with lingering bitterness. Moderately full bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roelsmits (6) - - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
Much going on with this one, very tasty. caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

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