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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intesify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown/reddish with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, fruits, resin, pine and some chocolate. Taste is quite sweet and quite bitter. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (277) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Rich well balanced ale. Citrus hops and plenty of fruits. Grapes or wine. Orange. Malty, caramel with lighter toast as well. No nuts, chocolate, pepper or off flavors. Alcohol on the nose but hidden in the drink. Medium mouthfeel, surprisingly not too sweet or sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chadski4 (69) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Beautiful pour with thick 2"+ head. Initial fruity aroma gave way to caramel and toffee notes. My first barley wine experience. Strong bitter flavors perfect for sipping on a cold night.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Vegetal, grassy, malty, alcohol well hidden only a slight heat, fruity alcohol, sweet breads.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (341) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber bottle orangeish hazy red color with a medium off-white head that fades somewhat quickly aroma caramel malts, booze, resin hops and a bit of orane in the background Taste: Less sweet as expected. Yes there is the sweetness of the caramel, but also quite a hoppyness (citrus+resin) and in addition there is the warming alcohol. Just when yu think the alcohol will burn true it does finish off smooth.fruity. Well done Medium carbonation, thick body (still good drinkable !),syrupy texture,medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (644) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bomber bottle poured a hazy orange hue w/ a medium tan head slowly diminishing to a ring. Moderate orange citrus aroma. Initial taste is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of long lasting duration. Tastes are orange, toffee, brown sugar, pine, and caramel. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and warm finish. Drinks more like an IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
The color is a orangeish red color with a large off-white head that fades somewhat quickly, and the aroma combines the scents of caramel malts, booze, resin hops, and diacetyl. The taste has a complex flavor with a mild sweetness, slight bitterness, slight umami, and a touch of sourness, and the palate medium body, average carbonation, oily texture, and a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy brownish orange with foamy light khaki head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes solid; caramel malt balanced by plenty of hops with some toffee notes too. Pleasant on the palate. A good example of the style.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sawbones79 (19) - - NOV 27, 2013
Fine appearance and aroma. Nice palate, taste is sweet followed by a pleasant bitter aftertaste, but lacking in malty middle notes. Expected more from this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle - Hoppy, earthy and sweet malts. Clear amber with little head. Tastes just like a concentrated west coast IPA.


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