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RATINGS: 944   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle. Burgundy red and brown colored body. Fresh hop and oak nose with some plum and port scents. Frothy and thick, spicy and peppery, flavors of dark fruit such as plums. Dose of yeast in the finish. Really reminds me of Bigfoot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2007
thin creamy light tan head, hazy dark scarlet-black body and lighter ruby at the edges. aroma is sweet vinuous malt, dried berry? vanilla, and sweet bourbon. flavor is vinuous malt, toffee too. gets a little hot, and carbonation perks up the heat a bit more. fruityness goes to bitter citrus. finish becomes hoppy and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2007
This is a good Barley Wine. Pine Hop, malty, and earthy flavors. Finishes thick and chewy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Thanks to awaisanen for the trade. Pours a deep translucent ruby red amber with a large creamy tan head that sustained and left lots of lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma had loads of crystal malt, some dark fruits, fresh citrus hops with hints of vanilla and toasted bready malts. Flavor was up front caramel/toffee malt quickly followed by a moderate hop bitterness. Hop flavors of pine and grapefruit. Also picking up some dark fruits rather dry and no cloying sweetness like you would tend to get with some Barley Wines. A nice hoppy West Coast version of this monster of a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Clear, deep copper appearance with a large tan head and good lacing. Aroma is a blend of caramel malts and resinous hops. Full bodied mouthfeel with bready flavors interlaced with a sharp citrus hop taste. Dry, bitter, earthy finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Bottle. Aroma of piney hops and some sweet malt. The malt dominates the flavor and leaves a peppery aftertaste along with the hop bitter aftertaste. Lots of throat warming, feels like more than 10%.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Poured a dark ruby-brown; large off white to light brown head. Good aroma, very strong, of pine, citrus, caramel malt and alcohol. This one is definitely a sipper; alcohol not even hidden a bit. Leads to some throat warming. Bitter ending, follows a huge caramel malt beginning. Fruity throughout. I liked it, but would not be able to drink this too often. Just so strong and powerful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
On tap at Mad Mex, Robinson. Mild alcoholic estery aroma. Fruity, mild acetone or ethyl acetate, very aromatic and addictive but odd. Fumes, a lot of fumes. Deep brown-amber clear with a bit of haze. Thin tannish head. Heavy body, watery with a bit of silkiness to it. Mild carbonation. Starts with a lot of acetone and ethyl acetate vapors, alcohol and sharp sweetness. Fruity. Quite a mix of chemically sharp compounds, sweet with some molasses and licorice. Good hit of bitterness in the finish, with nice bitter and sweet balances. After is dry and bitter, with estery lingering burn. Harsh, but a nice barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1845) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Nice dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and citrusy and not unlike an IIPA. Taste is a quite bitter but balanced by equally high residual sweetness, and lingering fruity notes. $5/22oz

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours mohogany with a compact light tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel malt, toffee, and hops. The flavor is caramel, fruit, citrus, and piney hops. Good brew.


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