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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16552) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
11th January 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, decent pale tan head. Softish palate, light, very mild carbonation. Smooth mellow dark malts with a little dark chocolate. Rich honey underneath. Very pleasant mellow brandy with a light barrel wood. Finishes semi dry. Hangs together really well, the juxtaposition of honey and brandy works very well. Touch of aniseed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14191) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa. Hazy amber color. Aroma of butterscotch, vanilla. Taste is boozy butterscotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, oak, raisins, and brandy. Flavor of raisins, brandy, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, oak, and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Brownish in color with a finger of khaki colored head. The aroma is certainly of brandy. There is a bit of oak and vanilla in there, but not quite as much of the usual strong caramel/toffee aromas. Just sweet, really. Maybe brown sugar? The flavor is similar in that sense: very sweet. Some caramel and toffee notes, maybe some hop notes in the background. There is quite a bit of brandy flavor, though, which is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2011
on tap-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is sweet medium fruit-cherry, brandy, wood. Taste is sweet medium fruit-cherry, brandy, medium malt, lots of wood, herbal hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to peteinSD. Pours muddy brown with tan head. Nose/taste of honey, raspberries, toffee, caramel, brandy, brown sugar, oak and vanilla. Light alcohol in finish. Medium body. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9841) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle… Murky brown ale with a small, creamy cappuccino head. The bouquet is a marriage of caramel, mocha and brandy with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Sweet caramel, brandy and toasted malt goodness. Not boozy or hot, but yeah, tons of great brandy flavor. Toasty, caramely, warming finish. Many thanks to biggsbowler for sharing his bomber with growler and me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Dark brown pour, light tan head. Sweet aroma of honey, brandy, oak, raisins and dates. Sweet flavor, oak, brandy, honey, dates, figs...bad ass. Thanks to stefanje! Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9340) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a murky amberish/brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, wood, brandy, caramel, and vanilla. Tastes of caramel, brandy, brown sugar, vanilla, and honey. Some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bomber from PUB’R Vice President and Cambodian friend of mine Nunya Fuckenbizness. Pours thick and turbid ruddy muddy Carolina brown, and I see more floaties and particles dripping out of the bottle than I’d like. The head is sparse and short-lived, but laces fairly well. Nose is, <Channels former college football announcer Keith Jackson> Holy Shit, lemme tell ya ’bout the nose, Bob Griese. This one is more complex than the Wing T formation. A complex medley of spirity oak, pruney, plummy, and vinous fruit, molasses, brown sugar, port wine, and cacao. Tastes rich, very oaky, with a huge honey flavor, big citrus, cacao, brandy, brown sugar, and hops. Finishes complex ad delicious. Folks, this is as good as it gets for a barleywine. It does everything it needs to, has no deductions, and ramps up the degree of difficulty with the honey and brown sugar additions and oak brandy aging. I can find no deductions here. What a treat, what a beer, and this beer should be used as the paradigm of what I mean when I refer to the "Beer/Wine/Spirit Triple Point"...and to blow your mind further, throw Mead in there and ponder the unponderable to the point of never being discussed "Quadruple Point of Beer", a concept so revolutionary that it is beyond most people’s comprehesion. I can’t even fathom a Venn Diagram to illustrate this concept yet, but I am working feverishly on it, punks! One of the harder to acquire beers I have yet quaffed, and one of the best yet.

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