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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewed by Fremont Brewing for Brouwer’s Café 7th Anniversary.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ What the Funk Denver 2014. Pours an orange / copper appearance with a thin light brown head. Rich caramel and toffee nose. Pretty sweet. Some white fruits (apples / pears) in the aroma as well. Fairly boozy and kind of sweet. Body is a touch thin. Lots of caramel and light chocolate. Pretty good but not nearly as good as Bourbon Abominable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Clear copper pour with a tiny, white head. The aroma is a well-integrated assortment of caramel, toffee and brown sugar accompanied by a splash of orange liqueur. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The flavor is a lovely intermingling of gooey caramel and dark, sweet port. Smooth as silk with no rough edges. Lengthy, malty-sweet finish. Thanks to 50belair for sharing this fantastic, world class, English-style barley wine!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22oz black waxed bomber courtesy of riversideAK, thanks again Alex! This pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up malts and smooth sweet estery prunes and dates and then a pleasing mix of molasses and soft smooth sweet bourbon. Wow! The taste is smooth rich goodness with molasses, malts and then brown sugar stewed prunes and dates and ripe dark red cherries. It then gets into a smooth sweet bourbon goodness as the finish approaches creating a terrific depth and balance to this stellar sipper of a beer. Love it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Clear brown pour. Wispy beige head. Nice sweet barleywine. Toffee, apples, pears, sugar cookies, brown sugar. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
hey there tasty cakes, give me a pour of them shakes .. . pours a deep brown .. mild head, good spots of lacing .. . rounded booziness .. mild fruit and sherry and cooked molasses .. . quite a tasty barleywine .. . . call know! this product works!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Interesting barley wine. Texture is thick, smooth, slippery, and mildly carbonated. Murky brown appearance with a thin head. Alcohol is hidden well up front, but it slowly builds in the back of the throat. Overall, it’s definitely on the sweet side, with syrupy elements of caramel, apple sauce, toffee and maple syrup. Lesser notes of wood, bourbon and vanilla. Herbal hop bitterness is mild. Very flavorful and pleasant -- albeit a bit too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2013
Draft at Brouwer’s. Caramel-mahogany pour, lacing gray head. Juicy sweet aroma, red fruit and figs. alcohol is well hidden behind sticky sugar. Big dried fig fruitiness . Great BW, leathery, dark red fruit skin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at Bigwood - from notes. Dark pour, no head. Aroma: hops there - evergreen, prunes, anise, dark fruits and booze. Taste: boozy; medicinal; pine needles meet orange in the finish. Lots of spruce. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, thick slick texture. Overall: okayish. I’m not sure what to make of this, really - not stoked about it as it is, but based on discussions with friends this may be a palate / age / bottle vs draft thing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours murky, dark brown. Small off white head. Smell big prune and red fruit, bit of light, sweet bourbon Taste sweet, almost spicy like cinnamon, sweet red fruit Medium body Pretty solid. May have faded a bit since the release.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2013, pours a murky dark mahogany with a one-finger beige head. Aroma of whiskey barrels, some oxidation, caramel and bready malts. Flavour brings out loads of caramel, shitloads of residual sugar, and a little barrel character. Super cloyingly sweet, despite a very complex flavour profile. For my taste, this is way too cloying, but I appreciate the complexity. Leaves a finishing note of aniseed. Way too sweet.


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