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Glacier Big Woody Barleywine

Glacier Big Woody Barleywine
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 322   ABV: 10.75%
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Huge malt and intense fruitiness dominate. No expense is spared with the use of English floor malted barley. Aged in various oak barrels including Jim Beam and Napa Valley wine barrels for a minimum of one year. A true delight. 80 IBUs.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Glacier brew house. This was poured into a wine glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with no head and no lacing. The smell had a big fresh boozy sweet vanilla. A light sweet woody traces my nose nicely. The taste copied the smell and added a big boozy punch on my taste buds in the aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly good sipping quality about it. The carbonation was smooth as a good barleywine should. Overall, this was a pretty good barleywine that I would have again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (214) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Sampler 2012 aged in American oak barrels at 12 days of barley wine. Deep cloudy Amber, ring of foam. Aroma is raisins and plums and cherries. taste is plum and cherries, faint spice and salt. Fairly sweet, with fine carbonation. Finish is sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2312) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Bourbon, vanilla, warming, malty, fruity alcohol. Really enjoyed all of Glaciers big, warming, barrel aged beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Sample at the Brewpub. Poured dark caramel. Malty sweetness in the nose, oak, and some vanilla. Taste is almost like a port - lots of dark fruit, raisin. Oak and caramel present as well. Full bodied. Sweetness was high, but not overbearing. Only had a sample, so not sure how is like that for a full pint. This was the 2011 version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
rare beer on tap. Fuck off, im a beer celebrity. # 1 rater in the whole fucking state i should get free shit and vip tables everywhere. Nose big and sweet strong residual sugar presence dark fruit chocolate and oaky barrel whiskey notes. Toasted bread. Pours dark auburn tan creamy head. Oaky presence throughout toasted brown bread dark fruit more wood and tobacco residual sweetness. Smooth but bitey carb.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3669) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft: Poured a chocolate brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel malts, and bourbon. Taste is similar with lots of chocolate (which worries me about a BW), caramel sugary malt, and vanilla bourbon burn.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2012
This is marketed as a different beer than the regular Big Woody, and the alcohol percentage is different, so I think it warrants a new entry. Light and clear brown color, scant white head. Aroma of vanilla. Taste is smooth vanilla and caramel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest. Pours a clear copper with a small tan head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, a bit of oak, some bourbon, a bit of light alcohol, and a little bit of cherry. The initial taste is sweet vanilla, followed by some oak, caramel, a little bit of nuttiness, and some bourbon. The finish is warm with alcohol. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Enjoyable barley wine. Perhaps a tad too sweet, but very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
draft... my favorite barley wine at fobab... this should be the standard bearer for a barleywine that’s hoppy still but accented perfectly by barrels, try this

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Draft bistro barrel aged fest. Amber color, orangish tan ring for head. Caramilized sugar nose akin to most barleywines and not much of any bourbon character. Flavors however bring out some of the bourbon along with the normal sugary, sticky barleywine flavors. Body consumes the mouth fairly well..nice, smooth, and soothing...but nothing spectacular is jumping out and the caramelized sugar profile overshadows whatever the bourbon is trying to showcase.


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