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Coronado Collection Brandy Barrel Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The "Coronado Collection" is a limited release of our barrel aged beers. 2011 Release #1: A Barley Wine Ale brewed with brown sugar and orange blossom honey. Aged six months in oak brandy barrels


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Original batch 2011 enjoyed in March, 2016. Slightly cloudy caramel brown. Nose is spot on barley wine, with rich toffee and caramel, turbinado sugar, and some light cardboard oxidation at this point. Probably past it’s peak but still very enjoyable. Flavor is sweet but not cloying and flavor follows nose. Don’t get any of the orange blossom honey per se, but barrel character lends light vanilla and oak.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours a rather opaque brown with a slight, transient tan head. Aroma of treacle and brown sugar (oxymoron?) with some medium dark fruits. Near full bodied. Flavor is ripe for oxidation - might take a few years. It’s treacle, date/raisin, oak. There’s a brandy suggestion. There’s no real heat impact. It’s nowhere near bitter; it’s pretty far from dry. To some extent it resembles aged Fuller’s Vintage Ale. This is a good beer to wrap around oneself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2015
22 oz bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a hazy copper brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, brandy, booze, dark fruits, some wood, big honey character, almost mead like, caramel, toffee, a hint of spice, I wonder what this was like fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour hazy brown copper with thin off white head. Nose boozy honey. Almost like a barrel aged mead. Honey, sweet malt, hint of brandy. Taste starts with bready then honey. Mid palate light bitterness, then more caramel, toffee, and hint of brandy. If I really think about it, maybe a hint of tannin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ RBWG on the Brewbus. Cheers to whoever shared this! Amber pour with a tight off-white head. Brown sugar and sweet candied red fruits. Pretty jammy. Some grape fruit rollups. Toffee and caramel, glazed donut. A touch of boozy heat. Flavor is hot and sweet. Sugary rich cereal graininess. Toasty. A bit of hot wood. Some dark red fruits dipped in caramel. Thick and flabby, oily. Pretty solid, but a bit hot, muscular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan. Murky chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is rich malt, dark fruit shreds, booze fumes, barrel notes, spice, dates. Taste comprises fruit cake, toffee, dates, figgy jam, light spice, toasted brown sugar, hint of oxidisation creeping in. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Decent BA BW but perhaps starting to wain a little now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from FBW 2014. Shared at BA tasting. Clear dark Amber pour. No head. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is sweet and boozy. Medium body and light carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5503) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, brandy. Tastes of brandy, oak, caramel, butterscotch, booze. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6839) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared on the RBWG brew bus
Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel and woody. Flavors of caramel, woody, vanilla and leather
Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
22oz bottle, tasted during RBWG bus tour. Towards the end of the bottle. Totally hazy red brown color. Thin off-wnite head, leaving decent bits of lace. Bigger body. More full feel. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation, sort of creamy and slick. Moderate sweet taste. Mild oxidization. Light bitter, mild warmth. Caramel, some barrel character, kind of spicy woody touch of apple. An alright barleywine.


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