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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Nice copper color with a soft white head. Aroma is quite sweet and malty, with light pine hop undertone. Moderately sweet, but well balanced...malt is in the forefront with a honey sweetness and light roast, hop-pine, and alcohol touches. An excellent barelywine.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 181014. 5 star beer all the way. Big bold flavours of toffee and burnt caramel. Fills the mouth with awesomeness. A beer that you would from three great breweries.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (164) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from world beers. Pours a golden Amber. Thin white head. Scent is booze and caramel. Taste is sweetness, alcohol. Nice burn on the back end. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Brilliant orange color, clearer than most. Is about as barleywine like as stoic is quad like. That said, stoic is my favorite beer called a quad, even if it is nothing like others in the style. This barleywine has lots of big, hoppy IPA qualities, but thatís too easy. So fruity that I was thinking Belgian yeast esters, though thereís not really any of the spice. Iíve never had a beer with this combo of qualities. Unique for sure, and very enjoyable. I canít think of it as an elite barleywine, cause its not what Iíd go for when Iím in the mood for one, but it is a great beer - labels be damned. Canít wait to try the other two versions :)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1466) - 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 (3140) - 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 (4329) - 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 (378) - 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 (1390) - 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 (629) - 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 (2267) - 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


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