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RATINGS: 928   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a deep amber with nice khaki head. Nice aroma! Thick caramel notes with a deep spicy hop presence. Nice body, and very hoppy for a barley wine, but it’s awesome and balanced. Perfect mesh between resiny/spicy citrus hops and sweet caramel like maltyness. Creamy body and mouthfeel. Peppery notes, earthy with a smooth dry hopped finish. Well hidden alcohol. A hoppy barley well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Dark murky ruby body topped by an extremely dense tan head. Lace is huge weeping sheets. The aroma is sweet toffee with citrus and earthy notes. The flavor is loaded with toffee and some caramel. Alcohol is part of the mix, as expected. A good bit of hoppiness, as one might expect from this brewer Reminds me in some ways of Bigfoot. The palate is lighter than I would have expected, making it dangerously drinkable. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2006
From a looks perspective this is one mighty brew. The head and lace are thick like a beige merengue. The nose is earthy, citrusy, and spicy. The palate is full of iron, earth, and bitter hops. I am glad it is 28 degrees out right now, because this is a serious cold weather brew that is very warming. I really dig this beer its very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2006
From the bottle pours a dark mahogany with an off-white head. Very hoppy aroma, a blend of citrus and spicey hops. Malts were fruity and toasty with a nice chocolate flavor leading into the finish. Finish is hoppy, leaving this beer probably great to age. Cherry shows in the aftertaste and a bit of woodiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle #201 shared by Blake. Clear red body under a thick foamy tan head — great lacing too. Bitter, effervescent aroma. Nice velvety mouthfeel. In the flavor you’ll find brown sugar, sweet brown malt, tootsie roll chocolate, and bitter grapefruit hoppiness. A damn fine hoppy barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2006 GABF 2006. Listed as Barely Wine. 10%. Pours to a nice dark chestnut body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is extremely malty with lots of barleywine smells. Nice balanced hoppiness. The flavor is maple syrup, wood, nuts, barley, bright hops. Something doesn’t meld quite right, but still very good. Creamy dry palate.

Bottle #201/6000. Nicer flavor, mellow. Mmmmm.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of wet cardboard, brown sugar and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of molasses, dark fruit and a hint of wet cardboard with a lingering dry bittersweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2065) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 27, 2006
tap at the falling rock. 9-06 muddy, and bloody pour with a lasting, and i mean to the last sip lasting, brownish head. aroma is booze, cherries, toast, and syrup. a bit greasy and dusty, but good. taste is burnt bread(in a good way) strong fruit, cherries, pineapple, raisin, and dates. you can still tell a bit of hop flavoor, but the bitterness is not anywhere near a strong level.this is a nice married flavor that works. nice dry finish leaves lemon meringue, and chocolate. a damn fine beer. so good i had to go downstairs and write my thoughts down just to make sure i remembered this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2007 Deep, dark amber. Nice mouthfeel -- smooth and weighty. Inviting, fruity nose. Sharp, rich and edgy toffee and toasty caramel. Big hops from start to finish, with stark pine and sweet grass. Rather tasty stuff. Malts and hops seemed to work well together. Warming -- but not biting -- alcohol. Very drinkable and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle from Naven. Pours mahagony with a medium tan frothy diminishing head. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, biscuit), yeast (grassy), wood and caramel, candied fruit (apple), perfume notes. Medium bitterness and acidity, malt and perfumey alcohol, dry malt finish. Medium and warm body, fizzy-dry palate.


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