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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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10 Types of Hops - 100 IBU’s - 10% alc by vol. - Oak Barrel Aged - October, 2003

The Mighty Fish Brewers first produced 10˛ Barley Wine Ale to celebrate Fish Brewing Company’s tenth anniversary. The ale was so good and the response to it so overwhelmingly positive that it has become the crown jewel of our new RELEASES line. Ten different hops - Horizon, Chinook, Columbus, Willamette, Tradition, Northern Brewer, Santiam, Tettmanger, Cascade and Golding, in the order of their use - give Ten Squared a unique hop character which has to be tasted to be believed. Even with 100 IBUs, this brew sports a strong malt backbone. Two-row Pale, Caramel 40, Caramel 75, Special B and Aromatic malts impart remarkable balance for such a hop monster. This is smooth ale with surprising similarities to ten year old malt whiskey. Produced for the Holidays 10˛ Highly-Hopped Barley Wine Ale is usually available into late spring.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with some white head. Aroma is sweet, nice caramel and hops. Good boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1523) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Slightly hazy bet pour with an off white head. Hoppy and malty nose. Soft and mellow but still sweet and hoppy. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6128) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Slightly hazy orange pour with a small white head. Caramel and whiskey aroma. Taste is semi-sweet. Slightly dry. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9055) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Brown pour with a light brownish/yellowed head. Lots if hops mixed with brown sugar, dates, figs and honey. Warm alcohol notes on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3568) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is hoppy and a little funky and very characteristic of the style. Taste is a little sour and definitely bitter from the hops, though it tastes like the hops are a little old. Not a great barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours a hazy dark brown with thin head and minor lacing. Aroma is strong caramel malts, bourbon, and spice. Taste is massive malts, vinous and thick with bourbon, with the dry earthy hops coming in quite bitter in the end. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (448) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours cloudy and brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is grainy with baked brown sugar reminiscent of banana nut bread. Taste is interesting for an American style barley wine. I would have thought that the hops would have ruled this one, but they seem almost equally matched with the malts - really complimentary. That is followed by some reluctant alcohol and a steady long bitter finish. This one would be interesting in a vertical tasting. Have to get some more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine. Brewed February 2013. The aroma is musty and vinous. Malts dominate. The beer smells sweet. Moderately hazy amber body with a medium creamy head. Herbal hop flavors to begin with, before caramel and toffee malts follow. Finishes quite bitter with an earthy and herbal hop flavoring. A big, bold beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Hazy dark brown pour, thin and sticky head with an aroma of tons of spicey caramel. Flavor is also incredibly malty, caramelly, with very dry woody hops throughout, copper and slightly warming. Very nice for 10%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Beautiful burnt tangerine pour with crimson highlights and a dense khaki head that left a spot or two of lacing. Although the nose is fainter and more subtle than the flavor, both show rich caramel, toffee, molasses and candied citrus accompanied by ripe dark fruit, spice, and even a hint of evergreen. Bright and hoppy, particularly for the style. Would pick this up again.


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