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RATINGS: 925   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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours dark amber with light tan foamy head. Smells of light hops. Tastes of grass, hops, bitter and pine. Has a lasting bitter and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1192) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2014
Fin duft av druer. Fin rødbrun farge. Hengende skum langs kant. Fin frisk smak av druer med en litt syrlig ettersmak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle from Benz. Dark, hazy amber beer, thick orange head. Very strong, alcoholic nose.The flavor has lots of malt, and lots of grassy and hay hops. Bitter finish with a good dose of alcohol warmth. Closer to double IPA than barleywine, some rough edges but a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle bought some place I can’t remember. 2012 vintage. Pours dark copper brown with a frothy beige head that leaves lots of sticky trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny earthy with caramel, sweet dark bread, resinous wood, moist grass, alcohol, toffee, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, orange peal, moist soil and hints of dark honey. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, herbal and earthy with sweet dark bread, caramel, prominent alcohol, toffee, citrus peal and zest, golden syrup, dark honey, pine needles, freshly cut grass, resin, burnt sugar and soil. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, oily bitter, boozy, astringent and near full bodied. Finish is heavy bitter and earthy with sweet dark bread, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, resinous wood and soil. A punch in the face that makes you want to turn the other cheek.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep dark copper with a thick frothy off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma has some nutty accents, a hint of sweet bubble gum. Flavor is thick and full-bodied with some hints of citrus, some pomegranate-like fruity sweetness, a touch of dates and raisins, a brief hint of Christmas spices, just a touch of port-like booziness. Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Not bad on a cold winter’s night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1126) - 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 (296) - 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 (96) - 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 (2228) - 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 (514) - 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.


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