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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Blend of barleywine, imperial stout, imperial brown, and double IPA aged in Old Fitzgerald Barrels.“10”—a limited-edition oak-aged strong ale that commemorates the brewery’s 10th anniversary since its founding in 1996 on California’s Central Coast.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
A dark and rich brown/black color with a thin devolpment of head on top. The smell is very barleywine like with a huge presence of the barrel wood added. Flavor is sweet and a little tart with things like figs, chocolate and cigar tobacco. Alcohol is very strong and makes its presence but is overall smooth with the rich creamy texture given. Big 10th anniversary ale that made an impression for sure.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bought this 22oz bottle at Bevmo. It poured cola colored with very little carbonation. The flavor started out like dried fruit: plums, figs and I’m not sure what else and finished very dry and sour on the tongue. The aroma was earthy. All in all, I was unfortunately disappointed.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Pour is warm dark ruby brown with almost no head....smell is all over the place, but in a good way...smoke, wood, bread, chocolate, sherry, prunes, funk...wonderful aroma....taste was way out of whack...too much...tasted just like th earoma and nothing blended together at all...all over the place....

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 (BOTTLED ON OCT. 25TH 2006)after much searching i finally found a few bottles of this.poured my snifter 3/4 full and witnessed a dark brown body with red highlights.a small light brown head surfaced and left nice lacing with the tip of the glass.the first whiff gave me a wonderful mix of chocolate,coffee,molasses,brandy,bourbon,dark fruits,sherry,and pine hops.the first sip put me in total shock!so many different flavors greeted my tounge it was hard to keep up.cherries,chocolate,molasses,bourbon,brandy,dark fruit,cocoa,alcohol,pine hops.....it just keeps going.its pretty hot but i bet 6 months and this thing was be perfect.im glad i have two more bottles to hold onto cuz this is a truley classic beer.(RE-RATE ON 4-09-2008)same color body with no head.the alcohol heat in the nose has mellowed substantially.i grab everything i got in the nose from the first few bottles i had,although everything is more melted together.the flavors have done much of the same honestly.in fact right now its drinking a lot like a port wine.id say htis is in its prime right now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a small tan head. Chocolate, oak, sherry aroma with some alcohol. Chocolate, slight roast, some fig flavor with noticable alcohol and slight backing grapefruit. Complex and big alcohol. Big lingering chocolate roast that lasts until finally fading to some grapefruit. One sip you get grapefruit, the other chocolate. A lot going on and right now there’s a little too much competition for your attention with all the flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle @ Back Alley Strong Ale Fest #1. Wow. Awesome. Reminds me of the Angel’s Share, just not as "blended" in the end result. You can definitely taste the bourbon barrels. Absolutely the best I’ve had from them and I don’t see how they’ll top it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
22 oz bottle. Super nice barleywine here. Im actually quite shocked at the ratings. This is nearly identical to Lost Abbey’s The Angels Share. It’s a little hot, moreso than the angels share, but still, I cant help but make the comparisons. Really nice barleywine with lots of oak, bourbon, vanilla, fruit and spices going on. VERY nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2006
22 oz. bottle – coffee brown hue – nice off white head, small bubbles lingering – nose molasses , mocha , malt , vanilla , bourbon , oak , and assorted dried candied fruit (like in fruit cake) – taste coffee , coco , vanilla bean , bourbon , creamy milk , chocolate , malt , and molasses – smooth creamy palate - aftertaste cappuccino , and coffee dark roast

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2006
#925

On Tap at the Goose Island Wriglyville Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers November 4th, 2006.

Black, big long lasting head. Foamy thick tan head. Nose is fairly thin but thick and strong with alcohol and taste sharp and sour and sweet. This was very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Draft @ The Bistro’s Barrel Aged Beer Fest. Pours a murky dark brown with an light tan head. Aromas of caramel, oak, bourbon and lots of alcohol. Very busy flavor. Almost too much to take in at a busy festival. I’d love to try this again at home with some time to spend with it. Malt forward beer with more bourbon notes. Fruits, alcohol, caramel, wood, sugar, red wine; there’s a lot going on.


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