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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 10² 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 10² Highly-Hopped Barley Wine Ale is usually available into late spring.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1888) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2012
This one doesn’t mention anything about being oak or barrel aged. Tasted from a capped 220z bomber bottle. Pours darker than the average barley wine with an average white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is quite hoppy with a lot of caramel and maple malt as well. The flavor is the same, this is a very hopped up American style Barley Wine with tons of caramel and maple malt, but the alcohol held nicely in check. The body is full with average carbonation and a very long bitter hoppy and caramel malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in October 2011(1 year). Pours very hazy brick red color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing on the glass, with some alcohol legs. Aromas of big grapefruit, pine, caramel, earth, molasses, toast, herbal, raisin, biscuit, light chocolate, wood, and herbal spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of big caramel, pine, toast, grapefruit, biscuit, grass, earth, molasses, light chocolate, wood, herbal, raisin, and piney spiciness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, pine, herbal, grass, molasses, dark fruit, biscuit, light chocolate, toast, wood, earth, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; nearly zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent barleywine. Very nice complexity, depth, and balance of flavors; quite smooth to sip on. Very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours opaque amber with a three finger head. Smell is hoppy and fruity. Taste is light bread, caramel, lemon. Pretty light for a barleywine. Sort of odd.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle pours dark brown nice head. Tastes smells of hops caramel malt. Mir my kind of barleywine Too much hop taste didn’t care for it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
650ml bottle pours a dirty amber orange color with a 2 finger off-white head that settles down to some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is grainy malts with some citrusy and earthy notes and woodiness and alcohol. Taste is quite hoppy with citrus and earthy tones balanced nicely with a bold malty sweet backbone. This is a bit hoppier than a typical barley wine, but satisfied my palate just fine. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Sampler @ brewpub.
Pours hazy copper color with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, hops, caramel, toffee and some alcohol notes. Flavour of ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, hints of alcohol and some vanilla. Quite good bw with a fruity hoppy palate.
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Draught at Fish Tale brewpub
Quite mild aroma with some caramel. Flavour is sweetish with caramel, vanilla and slightly harsh malt. Also some resin and hints of woody notes in the finish. The hops keep on lingering in my mouth. Good, not too sweet.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2012
150712. Tap at fishbowl, Olympia WA. Pours hazy amber with a small head. Aroma raisins, dry hops. Sweet dry happy taste and a hint if malts. More like a dipa now. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7971) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Sample at Jackie O’s during Ohio Brew Week. The beer is a mostly clear dark copper color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and piney hops. Medium to full body with flavors of toasted malt, caramel and resiny hops. Touches of citrus too. The finish is malty with a woody and hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. (This is the Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel aged version.). Pours dark cloudy reddish brown with thin head. Aroma is sweet malts with some hops and bourbon. Taste is big rich sweet malts with pine hops and thin aged whiskey on the finish. As the name suggests, there’s a bunch going on here. Leather, oak, molasses are in the mix. Nice and complex. Alcohol is evident but not overwhelming - I wouldn’t be surprised if this was in the 12% range after barrel aging. I typically don’t like barleywines, but the regular version of this is good and this is outstanding.


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