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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
FiftyFifty’s Blonde Barleywine hopped with Calypso and El Dorado hops and aged in Rittenhouse Rye Barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1370) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s house on February 21. 22 oz bottle. The pour is a reddish orange with a small film of white head and no lace. The aroma is strongly woody with hints of caramel and vanilla. There is a strong malt sweetness that carries it to the back end. The flavor is sweet and malty, but there is a strong pungent alcohol that I feel could be ignited. There is a nice vanilla and malt, but the alcohol burn will not be denied. The mouth feel is decently thick with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly soapy bitter boozy aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Kenwold for this low boost (by his standards) offering, 14/07/15. Very lightly hazed orange amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is woody, bitter tropicana shreds, spruce, orange, light spice. Taste comprises a rich dark fruit enclave, hoppy bite, barrel tones, toffee, cake mix. Medium + body, oily feel, bitter tropicana and a drizzle of booze in the close. Xolid gear ... really drinkable stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared in London during Jack’s long goodbye. Big thanks to K-bird for this b-wine; where does he get this stuff? What a guy.

The beer pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose is rich marmalade, bread, wood and grain. Big sweet flavor with lots of jammy citrus, pale grains and alcohol. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish, big and sweet, with sugary ripe citrus, bitter pine and grass. A bit punchy for sure, but nice in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (6474) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Aroma is lovely soft, toffee, cakey, malts, little mint, bourbon, mint. Orange coloured pour with a halo of cream coloured head. Flavour is full cara malts, toffee, cakey malts. Palate is sticky. Full bodied. Big and rough round the edges. Bit big and boozy. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Very hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry with decent fine carbonation. Airy dry creamy malts. Light wood and bitterish toffee. Little spice. Well integrated fruity bourbon. Airy semi dry finish. Quite a low abv for BA barleywine but it is still a bad boy and a thoroughly entertaining one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Mr 18K Kenny. It pours cloudy deep amber with a medium beige head. The nose is very rich, dried fruits, banana bread, fruit cake, raisin, candied orange peel, stewed peach, earth and nougat. The taste is rich, woody, earthy, leather, vanilla, toasted coconut, massive hit of bourbon, toasted toffee, fruit cake and spice with a slick, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Too hot right now, but still rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Many thanks to Ken. Orange, a little hazy, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is cakey, twiggy, toffee-ish, ethanol. Body is medium, a little foamy, no real carbonation. Taste is syrupy, honey, toffee, earthy rye spice. The sweetness overpowers any bitterness there may be lurking in the background. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to Kenneth. Medium amber pour with a pretty small white head. Toassted grain and caramel. Grape nut cereal. A touch of herbal hops. Taste is pretty damn hot. Glazed donuts and nougats. Pretty nutty. Boozy hot finish. Pretty hoppy. Drinks much bigger than the ABV suggests. Full body, oily Probably needs a bit of time to cool down. Still, there’s a lot to like here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle from Healthy Spirits SF, bought in February 2015. (24.99 USD) A bit hazy orange/amber with a small head. Nice aroma of toffee, dried fruit, light hops and some oak. Similar taste. Quite sweet and with warming alcohol. The finish was quite bitter. A tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (3020) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
@ Gyllenbock 15-6-6: stor tydlig doft av toffekola, torkat frukt och söta fattoner. Smaken är underbar komplex och värm även om den kanske är lite rå. Underbar barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

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