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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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Barleywine aged in Brandy Barrels


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap at Drakes Barrel House poured a clkear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, brandy and light oxidation. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of brandy, toffee and light carmel with a smooth lingering brandy finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
A - Hazy copper-red with a finger of frothy white head. Fades medium with some nice lacing. S - Aroma is full of brandy notes with sweet caramel malts, residual sugar, and some oak and booze. T - Sweet caramel malts with some residual sugar and some brandy and oak. Through the middle, some booze and some stronger sweetness. The finish is a mix of brandy booze and some sweet caramel that lingers. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels a bit boozy and warming with some nice rich sweetness on the tongue. D - Very drinkable. The Brandy addition here is really nice with the big barleywine base beer.


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