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RATINGS: 933   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a dark brownish ruby red color with a finger and a half dark tan head that dissipates somewhat slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Smells of lots of carmel and toffee, lots of bready notes from the malt, raisin, some brown sugar, a little dankness from the hops, as well as some grapefruit and pine. Thought there would be more hops on the nose. Taste starts with some resinous hop qualities such as grapefruit, pine, and orange rind. Then in the middle the hop qualities take a back seat to the malts. Lots of carmel, toffee, breadiness, some molasses or brown sugar. Then the finish is more of the heavy malt presence: lots of sweetness and breadiness, as well as raisin, but more of the resinous hops show through as well. More complex hops flavors show through on the end such as floral, grass, and resin. Some booze on the finish that provides a warming sensation on the way down. Tastes very much like Bells This One Goes to 11 when it warms, as the hops show through much more. A pretty full body with a thick, creamy, and oily mouthfeel. Have had better American barleywines, but still decent.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (475) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
Vintage 2012. Pours dark amber with a big white head. Aroma is heavy sweet with notes of hops, caramel and light alchool. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter, hoppy, dry fruits. A bit different from your usual barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Butelka Barwa mocnej herbaty. Piana solidna i trwała. Cudowny aromat: cytrusy, iglaki, kwiaty, maliny, owoce, kremowe nadzienie waniliowe z wafelków, kiwi. W smaku silne nuty ziołowe, lekkie igły sosnowe i cytrusy, przypalony karmel, owocowy miks. Silna goryczka, dobrze równoważy się z likierową słodyczą. Piwo bardzo gęste, likierowe, mocno rozgrzewające.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1297) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Californian barley wine with a big hop dosis, making it related to the famed East Coast IPAs. Yellowish white, regular, stable head, colour an orangey bronze, hazy. Complexely and attractively perfumed aroma of honey, madera, chocolate, sweet tobacco, tonic water, grapefruit peel, pineapple, white pepper, papaja... One of those delightful aromas I could sniff for hours. Exotic fruits in the mouth, citrus peel, soft and very agreeable nutty malts, spicy, peppery and resinous hoppiness in the finish, drying, cloying in a pleasant way, with a warming, brandy-like alcohol effect as any good barley wine should have. Very American in style and very enjoyable; I have no doubts that this has a great ageing potential too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1285) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 12, 2014
Hot, malty aroma with caramels dominating everything. Hot finish, some hops but a malt bomb. Nice take on the style though

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Location: Bomber brought back from TapNY and shared by my buddy Dan, 6/27/14

Aroma: The nose is full of caramel, heavy malty, with some hoppy and boozy notes as well
Appearance: It pours a darker amber color with a creamy beige colored head
Flavor: It tastes much the same, heavy malty, strong caramel, boozy, and a little hop bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly full, with a good bit of heat, and a long and strong finish
Overall Impression: I was actually shocked I hadn’t rated this one before, so I wrote down a review. I have a comfortable respect for this beer, as I think it is well-made, but it doesn’t quite work for me. Still, solid stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klippx (51) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
Great beer with a burger. A little cloudy and persistent foam. Solid barley flavor and dark bread after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1162) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours dark amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are hops, caramel, sugar, and dried fruit - with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (643) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
Dimmig, röd-orange med ett tätt, orange skum. Doft: Humle, fikon, malt, övermogen citrus, lite läder och vanilj. Smak: Humle, kola, kanderat socker, citrus, malt, vanilj, trä.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (218) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska delad med @msbrindbergs, tack! mörkröd vätska med stort smutsvitt skum. Doftar dovt men sött av nypon. Stor fyllig smak, Välbalanserad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MSBrindbergs (294) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Flaska från SB. Delad med broder MrHult. Fantastisk fin dimmig rödbrun vätska med ett bra beige skum. Vet inte hur den skulle kunna se bättre ut. Mycket bra doft av bränd kola. Kraftig smak, en skön bränd sötma som översköljs av en grym beska. Långt bak i munnen ligger den sen kvar och skvalpar en bra stund. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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