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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, this strong ale is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. Itís aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weitz15 (530) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2016
Heavy, heavy body. Cloudy pour. Flavor is a mix of smoked barley, mild vanilla, and a metallic unwelcome addition. Mildly carbonated finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2016
bottle pour hazy copper with moderate ecru head that fades to small quickly. Nose raisin, Belgian candy, fall fruit, and light earthiness. Taste starts with sweeter flavors, maple, candy sugar, and Belgian ester. Then hint of the juniper and some late bitterness and mild heat from the alcohol. Ends with the smoked peat. Whole lot going on in this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (369) - - APR 4, 2016
Smell is sweet syrup, candied oranges, caramel and smoked chips and peppery spices. Taste is pine resin, candied oranges, sweet syrup and caramel malts. Bubble gum Belgian yeast in the middle, then some forest berries and smoked peat in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5288) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Dark brown amber body with thin tan head. Nose is wheat, spicy, caramel and herbs. Taste is barley, caramel, toffee and spices. Spicy and prickly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koskela (496) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Slight vanilla and I get the almost tart from the oak aromas in this orangy brown hazy brew with no head. I get a slight tartness quickly taken away by the sweetness of the vanilla and slight maple. This full body brew has a warming sensation in he aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2120) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Big sweet maply barleywine. Lots of vanilla caramel and oak sweetness. Alcohol burn. Pretty good stuff, Big Bang of a beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3994) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2016
19 Mar 2016, bottle. copper with faint sediment. nose is alcohol, some fruits and nuts. med body and mildly fizzy. maple syrup, some nuts, alcohol but not harsh. interesting almost cheesy notes at the end. Very nice. need to see how this ages. Itís not great right now but it has potential to sweeten up i think.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1354) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Mahogany color. One-finger , off-white head . Caramel malt , smoke and wood in aroma . Sweet malty taste with moderate bitterness for balance. Full body , but very drinkable. Alcohol isn't noticeable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5786) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle: Cloudy medium brown with a wisp of off-white ring. Woody, caramel, maple syrup aroma. Taste is sweet, oaky, vanilla, caramel malt, syrup... I didnít really catch any juniper, as itís described, though. Smooth, though it packs a little alcohol burn towards the finish. Damn easy to sip too much of.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Amber pour with white head. Leather smoke caramel plum. Full sticky body Sweet and moderately bitter.


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