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RATINGS: 971   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2005
<font size=2>Bottle #3 of 6000</font>

Thanks to Saarlander for scoring this limited edition bomber for me in a trade. great looking dark brown with a tan head which fades to a ring of lace. aroma of caramel & toffee, prunes & raisins. flavors are of the same caramel, toffee, prunes, raisins along with some very mild chocolate notes. kind of sweet but not so much that my lips are sticky. piney hop presence comes thru on the end. almost medium bodied. I get a slight warming from the alcohol towards the end but all in all, a very well balanced and enjoyable BW. Big Beer drinkers should be seeking this out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Deep mahogany brown with a medium, loose head. Caramel and roasted malt notes in the aroma with some hops spice and a bit of fruity sweetness. Only a touch of sweetness in the flavor as well with a lot of roasted flavors and moderate hops bitterness. A nice, interesting, drier take on barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Green Flash 2nd Anniversary Ale:
Dark rosy-brown body with a nice, uniform, persistent, light tan head. Big nose of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, salt-water taffy, and figs. Sweet flavor with substantial balancing bitterness and nice characters of raisin and tons of fig. Has a subtle hint of roast that gives me the impression of a barley wine with a shot of imperial stout. Awesome beer. If I had access to this, I would hoard large quantities. But major thanks to DarkElf for giving me access to one bottle.
8,5,9,4,17 = 4.3

Green Flash Barleywine (2006):
Red-amber body with a small, fading off-white head. Good chunky hop aroma with a nice crystal malt backing. Bouquet has deep earth and pithy grapefruit notes. Brown sugar and maple qualities emerge in the flavor along with a range of crusty and citrusy C-hops. Modest, somewhat crude malt character for a barleywine. Firm bitterness in the finish. Hints at Double Bastard. Solid, but doesn’t excel into the stratosphere like the 2nd Anniversary did for me.
7,4,7,4,15 = 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Pours a brown-ruby with decent tan lacy head, aroma of sweet roasty caramel, hops and alcohol. Lots going on here, dark citrus (if there is such a thing), syrupy roasted sweet bready cocoa and who knows what else. Finish is nicely balanced bitter with a burn of alcohol in the tummy. A very nice BW, will try to pick up another bottle to cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6276) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Aroma is loaded with chocolate, caramel, and toffee with light citrus hops. Pours a cloudy brown with some reddish-orange along the outside of the glass when held to the light. Small off-white head. Real malty up front. Just like the aroma, lots of caramel, chocolate, toffee, and banana bread. Nice piney hop finish that is strong enough to balance this very malty barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Pours a deep russet brown with a deep brown lasting head and good lacing. Aroma is pungent piney hops, resinous, with loads of caramel malt. Notes of toffee and lite chocolate. Flavors are med. sweet and boozy. Lots of caramel, toffee and maple malt notes. Very minor fruit esters of plums and raisins. The hop flavors are resinous pine, somewhat one-dimensional but effective with all of that malt. Clean ferment. Body is similar to the double bastard’s, not syrupy nor cloying but certainly full. Finish is heavily bitter and drying, a high alpha course bitterness (chinook or columbus?) that works in the American Strong Ale style well. I really like this quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2005
Bottle # 2/6000. Poured fairly dark with a mid-sized muddy head. Has a hop blast on the first sip, then a sweeter, malty aftertaste. Nice balance, alcohol is well hidden. I really enjoyed this one, I’d like to try their other brews!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Interesting brew. Has the content of a barleywine, but is surprisingly light tasting for the same. Scent is hoppy and acidic. Strong bitterness in the taste, with some piney accents. Sweeter finish. As barleywines go, not my favorite, but it is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 Second Anniversary Bottle #786/6000: Pours a clear deep copper brown with a thin, lightly-lacing off-white head. Aroma is an interesting fresh, hoppy and grassy mix with a touch of citrus and some sweet caramel toffee underneath. Body starts rich, sweet and gritty with nice fresh, bitter hoppiness and a touch of chocolate chip cookie dough. Nice complexity with a very good balance. Still could use some aging to mellow and blend together but should be real good in another year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Deep red / mahogany body with light tan lacing head. Leathery, malted cherry aroma. Vinuous taste with warming alcohol finish.

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