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RATINGS: 405   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2854) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bomber from Valley Farm. Dark hazy amber in color. Nose is pretty potent. Sweetness, hops and a hint of alcohol dominate aroma. Hops up front and pretty much throughout. A little sweetness and dark fruit behind the ample hop flavor. Surprised the hops play such a dominant role considering this was brewed over a year ago. Good stuff.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pretty nice classic barley wine. Dried fruit and hops, sweet but also quite bitter. As with some other Fish beers, I wish it wasn’t so prickly. Takes away from an otherwise decadent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
22oz bottle 2/27/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)--40° in snifter-Pours a dark orange/amberish. with a small head. Aroma of dried fruits, candy sugar, malt, toffee, caramel, and hops. Taste of malt, hops, brown sugar, and sweetness. This full bodied brew is well balanced and maybe the bottle I have mellowed a bit but I thought it kicked butt.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
AmericanHobo (67) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Rich malty, earthy aroma. Initial taste is all hops. The 10 variety of hops overwhlems all flavor. Very hoppy, unbalanced finish. Other than the ABV there is absolutely nothing to suggest this is a barleywine ... more like a Double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2783) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Grumbler purchase from Breeze-IN, Juneau AK. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice hazy golden dark orange to hazed over amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing stringing itself around the glass. The smell had a strong bitter citrus/piney hops, nice caramel back up, light in the tobacco and a touch of vanilla. The taste was mainly sweet with a sticky strength of bitter hops leading to the aftertaste and then sliding into a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation was good for me and for the style. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Barleywine that I would have again. Happy Anniversary, Fish Brewing Company!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1435) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Good but was expecting more. Malty nose with piney hop aroma. This beer has a lot going on with multiple layers of malt and hop additions. Bronze in color with a thin head. Weighted palate with average carbonation. Sweet malt and oak flavors with a strong bitterness but not too harsh. Lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of cereal, nutty, and caramel, cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with raisin, dates, wood, nutmeg, mild tobacco and alcohol. Head is small, frothy, beige with fair lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is muddy, with lots of big chunks, medium brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a soft to lively carbonation and a heavily alcohlic finish. This Barley Wine is a bit harsh in the finish, but it’s mostly bold and rich throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6762) - Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good for the style; a very hazy dark amberish brown with foamy light caramel head. Smells solid; bitter hops, caramel, and toffee with a full-bodied bittersweet malt backbone. Tastes light it smells with a light and dangerously drinkable mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vlan1 (213) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle pours a dark iced tea with no head. Nose is sweet malt, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is light brown sugar with some mild hop.bitterness. A serviceable west coast barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2125) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
It took quite a bit of effort to get an entire snifter of this beer down. This barleywine was thick, strong and powerful. It poured a dark amber color with a brown huge. There were plenty of bitter and dry hops in the flavors. As mentioned, the body was overpowering and overwhelming. The flavors were a nice combination of sweet and hoppy, with notes of caramel, toasted bread and spicy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Decent sized light beige head of fine and dense bubbles. Rich malty aroma with lots of caramel, toffee, roasted grains and some must. Color is a thick and cloudy dark brown. You can just tell this thing is loaded with malty goodness. Thick and chewey mouthfeel with lots of malts, moderate chalky bitterness, tea leaves, caramel, toast and roasted grains. Lots going on in this flavor and lots of flavor. Noticeable alcohol presence and warming. Lingering earthy bitterness and pasty malts. This is a great english style barleywine. Glad i brought this one home from Tucson.


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