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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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A big beer, inspired by the "mighty" Paul Jackson (the brewery's resident "anything you need me to do" guy). The "Herc" is Big! Big in body, big in flavor, big in finish, and truly is the "Heavy Support" in the Flying Bison Hangar.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2008
12oz. bottle from brewery. Poured a hazy brown body with an orange tint. Small short head. Fruity aroma with a slight alcohol presence. BItter malty flavor with some nice hoppy background. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty decent beer. Nothing great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2008
2006 bottle, a vintage bottle of 3 that ive had for too long from phhd i believe, location makes the most sense to me. Listed as a barleywine. Pours deep amber with a tan head. Nose is sweet muted and decent. Taste is sweet slightly big, but somewhat limited overall. The beer feels like it dies half way through, like it has no back end. There are great qualities here but a number of mediocore ones as well.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexkeil (20) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle from the brewery on sale...probably because it was bottled in 2007 - pours thin white head with poor retention, amber color slightly hazy, aroma of butter, caramel and maybe prune, has a medium feel and a big alcohol kick, slightly bitter for my taste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
12OZ bottle from cbkschubert. Good fruity and caramel nose along with some bread notes. Orange body with decent head. Cirtus orange along with some caramel malts. Thinner barleywine but smooth and easy to drink beer.. Alcohol and dry on the palate. Good brew thanks Craig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle courtesy of HogtownHarry, thanks my friend! Pours a hazy brindle from the 12 oz bottle. The head is a rocky, frothy tan cap that lasted over 10 minutes before I could drink the beer. Nice lace with little floaties as well. The nose is c-hops and orange peels, dank basement and woody, earthy, caramel malts with a touch of smoke. Butterscotch and caramel malts upfront with spicy, woody notes, a blast of hops with way more bitterness than expected. This is the way I like a barleywine. The caramel and sweetness is here, but the hops balance and I don’t feel like I am drinking a sugar bomb. This is quite a treat! Thanks for the bottle Harry!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2008
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and biscuit. Flavor is butter, caramel sweetness, touch of hops. Semi sweet with a bit of bitter hop balance. Nice carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
2007 bottle from puzzl on 3/28/08. Cloudy amber cololr Some autolysis aroma (somehow I like it), and buttery caramelization. Mellow, probably from age. No unpleasant oxidation. Low bitterness. My guess is that 1. I love barleywines and 2. this bottle has aged very well. I’m a fool, but this is awesome. I love it and everyone is else wrong (j.k.).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Thanks rudolf. Hazy amber pour, medium white head. Aroma is fruity but light fruits, apples, pears, berries. Flavor is sweet lots of berries notes, some caramel and then a big ethanol alcohol kick that’s kinda gross. Lots of hop bitterness, pine and resin with some citrus. This is so damn bitter though, straight alcohol, hop resin and it kills the other flavors. Hard to describe an ethanol bomb maybe it’s a bad bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2008
Bouteille 12oz, courtoisie de Blankboy. De couleur cuivrée rouge et légèrement voilée. Nez de caramel sucré, moyen de houblon herbeux, léger d’alcool avec des notes de noix et de fruits (dates). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture moyennement crémeuse et huileuse. Goût moyennement amer de houblon herbeux (herbe mouillée, présent toute la gorgée) accompagné d’un moyen goût de levures fruitées (notes de dates, traces de cerises et de pommes) ainsi que des traces de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel légèrement rôti (notes de toffee sucré) et moyen de biscuits parallèlement à un goût d’alcool réchauffant plutôt élevé jusqu’en finale, où l’on retrouve également un regain d’amertume de houblon légèrement plud herbeux aux notes terreuses et citriques ainsi que des petites notes asséchantes de noix. Post-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer d’alcool et de houblon herbeux, moyen de rôti et avec des notes fruitées (pelures de pommes) et des traces de noix.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2007
On tap at Kelly’s in Pittsburgh. Hazy orange caramel, off white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, toffee, slight hops. Flavor is caramel, grass, hops, chewy toffee & vanilla.


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