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RATINGS: 953   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1221) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl. Vintage 2.012. @ Maquila Bar A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Raisin, alcohol, caramel, sweet / Uvas pasas, alcohol, caramelo, dulce.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (420) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2015
botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 23/05/2015 Color ambar, espuma blanca, aroma caramelo, malata, sabor dulce, cuerpo alto

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (541) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Amber colour, nice fluffy head on top and lots lacing on the glass. Aroma has caramel, nuts, eucalyptus! Pine and grapefruit Bitterness. Taste has lots of sweet malts, caramel, eucalyptus also! Bitter Pines and grassy hops. Full and round body and medium-to-high carbonation. Excellent barley wine. Vintage 2012

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (235) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
2 year old bottle. Didn’t expect much but me and my buddies like it a lot. Big toffee aroma, lots of pine and flowers. Sweet taste and a nice long bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1683) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Mørk amber farve med lyst skum. Lukt av honning, karamell, rosin og sitrus. Smak av honning, karamell, rosin og sitrus. Fruktig og fint karbonert. Lokal øl-smaking på Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2318) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Dirty Brown body, khaki head. Aroma has caramelly cpokie dough, fudge and bit fruity citrus hops. Flavour has some dull fruitiness. more floury malt like. Very harsh and bad aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reconqvista (326) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Dark orange colored beer with a light brown lasting head. Aroma includes malt, caramel, fruits and liquorice with alcoholic notes. Flavor is a combination of sweetness and bitterness with some alcohol traces. Thick body with a balanced carbonation and a long semi-sour end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Brewdog, Leeds. 2013. Clear, burnished copper colour. Has a film of slow moving, thin, beige head. Leggy, and viscous. Dense, dank, boozy, surprisingly hoppy aroma. Toffee malts. Ointment. Petrol. Flora. Oily herb. Spice. Heady, and full. Drinks all of that. It’s oozy, chewy, oily, and very tasty. Finishes long, spicy dry, and spicy bitter. Big beer, yet easy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (2014) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2015
Peachy amber colour, creamy head and some haze in this beer. The nose suggests barley wine with mellow hoppiness in excess of an English equivalent. Peachy orchard-fruit and fresh alcohols lay over the top of deep complex maltiness. The body is thick and oily and offers lush fruits, dates, caramel and peaches. It has wonderful depth and maturity that suggests flavours of sherry or brandy. It gives a full mouthfeel and a sense of lingering wonder. Some tumeric spice on the finish. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3053) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Vintage 2011. It poured a clear dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was malty with some caramel, raisins, licorice and citrus hops. The taste was of caramel and roasted bitterness. It had a medium to full body with a light sticky texture. Good stuff.


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