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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Rogue and North Coast Brewing Co. have joined forces with us to recreate a craft beer classic.

A hoppy citrus aroma radiates from this pale amber Barley Wine Ale. Its sturdy malt backbone is balanced with clean bitterness. Finishes pleasantly without overpowering.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
On tap, pours a clear dark golden color with a medium off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of citrus, caramel, toffee and spicy yeast Iím assuming a Belgian strain. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is light and smooth with good carbonation. Overall this is the best in my opinion of the 3 class of 88 barleywines. This was the most balanced. I tried all 3 on 1 night


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at home on june 6th. Pours hazy orange with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, plums, figs, raisins, resin, light alcohol. Taste is mid/high sweetness with caramel and dried fruits, light bitter, finish is light alcohol warmth with slight notes of higher alcohols.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle pours a hazy amber with an off white thin top. Nose is sweet fruits. Taste is sweet apricots, dates and figs. Finish is dry and bready.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Slightly hazy copper under a thin lasting off-white head. Lovely nose of hoppy citrus and plums and dates with a rich pseudo-amber malt backbone. Huge body and flavor profile featuring dates and piney hops and citrus rind, with an earthy-sweet biscuit undertone. A hint of raisin booziness throughout, but that biscuit lager-malt tone is super prevalent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
I was fortunate enough to try this alongside Mirror, Mirror BW 2014 on itís release date. While this is a fairly tasty fluid of itís own accord, it literally pales in comparison to Mirror, Mirror. A much lighter shade than I expected, looks like that first piss in the morning after a long night of partying. Sour apples, brown sugar, wood, dank must, earth, citrus and dark bread in the flave and smell. A bit barnyard too. Quite enjoyable but tough to top Mirror, Mirror side by side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1328) - Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
From bottle. Deep dark golden color. Aroma is caramelized citrus, toffee, plum, and apple. Taste is pitted fruit, caramel malt, grapefruit, tangerine, and resin. Alternates between boozy, sweet syrupy, and bitter hoppy. Finishes with a good balance of the three.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (617) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle - pours cloudy amber with medium sustaining head. Nose of brandy, grain, and booze. Taste is of brown sugar, syrup, booze, and brandy. Warming finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2218) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Masterpiece. Not only faultless, but excellent in all other ways too. Long lasting head, clear medium amber , perfect body, enticing aroma, exemplary finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (710) - Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle.A: Amber with a fluffy off-white head. Lacing.N: Biscuit, dough, grain, toffee, cola, caramel. Moderate hop citrus - orange, mango, and pineapple. Cherry/sherry/almond overtones. Bubble gum.T: Bitter like a DIPA with a grainy dough sweetness.M: Sticky, heavy, and no alcohol.O: Somewhat maligned given the pedigree, but it feels like a mix of Mirror Mirror and North Coast?s ubiqitous Old Stock. Worth a shot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle: Soft orange color with a thin beige head. Light and airy nose, citrus and florals. Lightly malty. A flavor somewhere in between a fresh, young barleywine and a DIPA thatís on the malty side. Good citrus hop flavors. Drinks way too easily for 10.2%... nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (304) - , California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Looks like honey with a small head. Aroma is sour with peach or stone fruit. Taste is a little sour but mostly sweet with a weird stove fruit skin after taste. Great barley wine.


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