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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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10 Types of Hops - 100 IBUís - 10% alc by vol. - Oak Barrel Aged - October, 2003

The Mighty Fish Brewers first produced 10≤ Barley Wine Ale to celebrate Fish Brewing Companyís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
A hazy red beer with a light red head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy with some fruityness in the back ground combined with the alcohol. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel as well as hops, alfa acids, and alcohol. The end is very lovely bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head, leaving laces. Fresh aroma of citrus and fat hop oils. Full-bodied, sweetish caramel, perfumy hop accents and then a very brutal bitterness. I find this out of balance with a very pushy alcohol. 150907

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
Bottled, thanks to Renť for sharing. Orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and hops with fruity notes. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, pine needles, grape fruit and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19955) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2004
Bottled, thanks hopsrus!! Dark reddish brown. Strikingly grpefruity hoppy nose hits me hard. Hops doemintes from start to finish, the 10% alcohol is completely overpowered. Full bodied and thick with layer after layer ofsoapy grapefruit, and a tremendously bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Central City Liquors, Surrey
Dark amber color, almost brown, with medium sized nitro creamy head. Strong aroma of malt, caramel, some fudge; and hops; later, there are tones of cream, sweet nuts, phenol. Itís full bodied, with a very good malt flavor, compounded by a characteristic dark caramel, roasted nuts, and very strong bitterness; the final presents some nice hop resins, and more nuttiness.
Very good, nutty American Barley Wine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
Golden-amber coloured. Spicy, minty aroma with hints of toffee. The flavour has a lot of elements - toasty, bitter, woody, hints of caramel. But having a lot of things going on doesnít matter if they donít work together. Throwing a bunch of stuff in the kettle is not the path to great beer, which is a shame because some of Fishís other beers show that they know this.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2006
(Bottle, October 2003 vintage) Pours a cloudy amber with a medium-sized long-lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma of breadiness, toffee, citrus, and alcohol. Flavor of malt, alcohol, oak, hops, and a hint of cocoa with a dry, chaulky, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Minimal beige head atop floatie-filled opaque copper. Aroma is sweet, pine, grapefruit, toffee/maple, light oak. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/toffee at the start, but quickly turns to big pine, some grapefruit, some caramel, oak. Full body that conceals the alcohol well. Not for the faint of heart, but those of hearty constitutions will be richly rewarded.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11552) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a very minimal head forming. S: The beer smells almost oxidized, maybe itís the old hop smell? In any case, lots of sugar, particularly brown sugar and caramel. Some candied, yet still bitter, orange peel, and a definite alcohol aroma. T: An assortment of citrus flavors from the hops. Thereís a lot of bitter and resinous hop character as well. Bread and toffee seem to be the bulk of the malt flavor, but thereís a bit of a chalkiness. M: Medium in terms of the body with a low to medium level of carbonation. D: I think this was another pretty "meh" beer from this brewery. I havenít had much luck with their beers as of yet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bomber from where? I put the initials BC on the label. ? Pour is very ruddy, approaching ruby. Head is creamy beige. Aroma is mixed hop over sweet malt; evergreen seems predominant. Full bodied. Starts sweet, goes hoppy, goes earthy, goes sweet, ends a bit bitter. Heat not a problem in the mouth, burns a little in the gullet. This is a delite.


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