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RATINGS: 977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Mahogany pour with a smallish head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel with PNW hops. Very piney and citrus notes here. Kinda interesting. The mouthfeel is fairly soft/creamy and the finish has a light sweetness with a tinge of alcohol and vanilla. Surprisingly easy to drink for a medium to heavy bodied beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
2007 Vintage...

Date: 4/28/2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Evening tasting in jquire’s room at the Hampton Inn. Thank you for hosting Jeff!
Serving: 22 oz bottle (10% ABV) shared by TheBeerCellar2. Thanks!

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Sugary malt.
Appearance: Clear amber color with a foamy ivory head.
Flavor: Some maltiness, but much more bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Tiny carbonation bubbles.
Overall: Every Green Flash beer that I have had so far has been very good or excellent and I’m sure this one would be too with a year or two of aging. It is far to young and bitter at the moment...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy brown color with full foamy brown head. Aroma sweet, malty and hoppy. Taste roasted malt, nutty and with bitter hoppy after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Tasted at Green Flash. Hazy brown with white head. Caramel and malty aroma. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, and a crisp, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2006 vintage, courtesy of tpkenned. Lovely, opulent and cherry gold in color with a fuzzy, serrated sponge head. Deep nose drums up buttery amaretto caramels, papaya rolling in nectar and sweet cherry spruce. English toffee, bing cherries and sweetened pipe tobacco come in a distant second. Flavor lays in as light at first, but then lays a buttered amaretto graham crust flavor onto the tongue with a caramel cap. Pistachios give a nice, subconscious nutty sweetness and crystallized ginger cherries ignite a sweet substance at a tobacco toffee junction near the cusp of the throat. Honey coated ruby red grapefruit suckles in slowly. The bitterness sings with subtle sweetness as a gummy caramel amaretto track makes its mark. Balanced and bright and beginning to take on more body as it grows older. Dry, nearly numbing tongue remarks with cherry cotton and papaya bitterness in the final sequences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle from OldGrowth shared at frumpty’s in Greenville after Ryan passed out with southampton abbot 12 in his hand. Some host. Haha. Pours a dark, but clear, amber with a thin white head. Nose is strong caramel malts with a strong and bitter hop presence. Flavor is very bitter as well to go along with the heavy caramel malts. I used to really like my bw’s hoppy and bitter, but this one might be a little overkill. Still, a very drinkable and tasty treat. Thanks Tom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAY 17, 2007
it has a cloudy amber color with quickly disappearing head. the aroma is of sweet and earthy malt accented with grapefruit like hoppiness. the flavor is sweet and quite bitter, with lingering note of resins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2007
22oz. Bottle: Aroma is a little sweet. Smells malty and like chestnuts, but also has some hoppiness and pine to it. Poured an orange/ruby/mahogany color with a medium tan head that lasted throughout. Very good lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes a little caramel malty to start but then becomes hoppy with notes of resin. Medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish is also a bit salty. A nice Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2007
22oz bomber. Murky brown with ruby highlights. Thick ring of beige head. Sugary toffee aromas. Full bodied with a great complexity. Sweet and citrus with a long bitter following. Big sweet sugary malts. Good amount of alcohol, noticeable but not too daunting. Grapefruit citrus flavors. Finish is sticky and cloying. The bitterness ebbs but lingers. Subtle notes of raisins and sweet cinnamon breads. Fantastic barley!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle via Naven. Dark reddish head. Smell of fruit, hops, malt, cotton candy, hints of caramel and citrus, pine and soem flowers. Taste the same. More malt than hops and I can also taste hints of orange peal and citrus. Still a great Barleywine. Thanks Naven!

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