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RATINGS: 948   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1434) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Beer pours clear red amber color with a very large, totally retained beige colored head. Aroma is significantely piney, hoppy, also some caramel, faint licorice. The flavor is also rather greenly hoppy, with some nice malt caramel sweetness, but just a bit. A very hop forward barleywine, which is just fine by me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6001) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy brown, nice creamy golden head. Fairly citrussy, some licorice. Dry herbal, citrus, caramel, anis. Medium foamy body. Very interresting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
22oz bottle, no date. How can I age this to see how each vintage evolves if I donít know the frigginí date? Pours a clear ruby brown with a two finger slowly fading beige head. When I first popped the cap all I could smell was tangerine and pineapple--not so much like a barleywine as an IIPA (reminded me of the hopslam I had earlier today). In my glass I also was able to get some raisins, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, and some alcohol. A very hoppy barleywine so far. Flavor has extremely hopped up tangerine, pineapple, and pine with toffee, caramel, and raisins comprising the malt backbone. This is still fairly lopsided with hops and bitterness. However, English Barleywines are usually ungodly sweet, so Iím not taking sides. Dry finish with some alcohol noted. Full body, not necessarily thick though. Carbonation is soft and moderate. This seems a lot like a IIPA (as far as Iím concerned) with a darker malt backbone. Green Flash knows their hops pretty well, and look forward to trying some more of their beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Thanks to illinismitty for sharing this bottle with us at the Nashville Tasting! Poured dark amber with a frothy off-white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is very hoppy for a barley with some floral and some alcohol present. The flavor found a nice mixture of hop and malts that leaves a moderate bitterness throughout. Medium to full body. Definitely an American Barley!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Pours a clear dark brown with chestnut brown hues. Aroma of caramel,prunes and raisins. Flavor is malty with burnt caramel,citrus and pine notes

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Thanks to Illinismitty for sharing this one at the Nashville Tasting. A mahogony pour with a gooy lacing. A light raisiny aroma. A smooth even palate with a touch of hops. Its not bad but it seemed a bit harsh to me for only 10%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2007
At the 2nd Annual Hell With The Lid Off Barley Wine Festival at Kellyís Bar in East Liberty, Pittsburgh. Although this is not the typical barley wine, I quite like it. Hazy ruby, good sized off white head---unusual for a barley wine. Aroma is citrus, floral, nice hops. Flavor is hops, fruit (plum, pear, kiwi), malt, herbal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Tap at Falling Rock, CO. BW Dain Bramage world tour! Pours a hazy ruby-amber color with a decent size dense tan colored head. Initial aroma is a blast of floral hops, followed by some sweet caramel malts, maybe some molasses. Flavor is piney, sweet malt, vanilla, alcohol, grapefruit, orange. Palate is medium to full, slightly sticky, with a dry, warming finish. I thought this was darn good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Slightly hazy deep ruby body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet floral hops aroma with a caramel background. Sweet floral hops flavor, some caramel and a dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours a dark reddish sepia brown with a thin beige head. Huge amounts of caramel and molasses. The bitterness is slightly off balance as it is much too pronounced in a harsh way, and not a balancing way.


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