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RATINGS: 1619   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koskela (505) - 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 (2309) - 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 (4097) - 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 (1401) - 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 (5944) - 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 (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Amber pour with white head. Leather smoke caramel plum. Full sticky body Sweet and moderately bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (712) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Pours a deep amber, with a dark tan head. Aroma of malts and alcohol. Taste of oak, slightly sweet, and rich. A fairly smooth barleywine. Not my favorite beer type, but thumbs up nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Pours a thin head on a opaque dark straw body. The aroma is dirt and faintly floral. The taste fairly mild blend of wood, smoke and vanilla. Nice but not overwhelming. The texture is softer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3628) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2016
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a ruddy/burnt brown color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Spider web lacing weaves around the glass nice and thin. The smell takes in some smoke, light peat, sweet vanilla bean, light licorice, sweet juniperberry, and a light spruce. Light caramel and toffee comes in as it warms. The taste was mainly malty sweet with the smokiness delicately backing it up. Peat comes back to punch the flavor into full effect. Malty sweet in the aftertaste leading to a wet smokey/peaty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sessionable to sipping quality to it. Carbonation seems to run fairly light. Overall, ratebeer says barleywine? Leaves me scratching my beard, hmmm...English Strong Ale or English Barleywine? Hmmm...not sure, but its good and Iíd probably still have again despite not really knowing what style this is. Combination, perhaps?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1291) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Not the biggest fan of barleywines but this one is pretty good. A little to sweet for me.


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