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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 (19649) - , 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 (17644) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14041) - San Leandro, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12947) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10350) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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!

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