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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
An Imperial Blonde Ale or Blonde Barley Wine; Helldorado has the lightest color of any of the beers in our barrel program but carries a great deal of interesting barrel character: vanilla, light char and amazing lavender-honey notes. Rich boozy honey liqueur character and loads of smooth sweet toasted malt to finish. The El Dorado hops dance in the background without playing a dominant role in the flavor profile. This beer gets better and better the longer it is in barrel.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 So, I have not rated a beer in a long time,but I have found my new favorite beer. Clear golden, dark fruits, vanilla, citrus hops, little toffee, little white grape.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ahuth (336) - - OCT 20, 2016
This beer is very interesting. Aroma is big bourbon taste. The appearance is cloudy orange. The taste is sweet blonde ale. Malty hay taste slight fruit hops. The after taste is bourbon. Very interesting and worth the try if u find it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5807) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle from Bryan. Copper color. Sweet sugary malt and hot alcohol. Sharp bite to rhe palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bomber. Golden pour with a white head. Boozy, vanilla, some wood, dark fruit. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bomber shared by Bvery, thanks buddy. Cloudy copper pour. Aroma is mostly booze. Some brown sugar and booze. Pretty good, a little hot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2016
3/IX/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG V (Klaas’ place) - 2015 vintage (2016-992) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, malty, quite some vanilla, sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, sugary, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: sweet, malty, more bourbon, vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, floral/fruit, some honey, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, caramel, honey, vinous fruit, some hops, and bourbon notes; Warm/hot finish; Fairly well balanced; This one grew on me - pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Tap at Cicero’s in St Louis Pours hazy orange hue with barely any head. Glass served was not clean. Nose is huge vanilla massive woody notes. Flavors of woody vanilla toasted oak and massive alcohol heat. Body is somewhat lite considering the abv. Damn this is a struggle to drink at times. More barrel age and maybe more age overall may do this beer well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle at Smithfield; hazy golden amber pour with a thin off white head, aroma has floral action with some sweet honey, taste has hints of vanilla, lavender honey, big alcohol, sweet caramel, almond nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (845) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing well filtered golden yellow with sparse white foam. The nose shows strong bourbon notes - smoke and oak. The palate is full bodied with no carbonation. Lightly sweet with flavors of corn forward bourbon and oak in the background. Malts seem to clash with these flavors. But there is practically no alcoholic spice despite the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (449) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Half Pint from super deli Mart Vintage 2015. Nice light Amber color and really complex taste. Little sugar and the alcohol is a bit more apparent. Really great but maybe not as super complex as other other barleywines that are around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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