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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1849) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Weirdly pleasing blend of both rich caramel malt and citrus hops. Clear copper with surprisingly well retained white head. Flavor follows aroma, but there is a sharp bitterness on the back half of the palate that prevents this from being top notch. Meadow and fresh cut grass appear in the flavor as it warms. tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probabeer (174) - - AUG 22, 2016
Buenísima. Tiene mucho cuerpo, poco gas. El alcohol está muy bien integrado. El sabor final es con tonos a regaliz y un punto afrutado.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Bomber. Pours a cloudy amber brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, spice, hops. Flavor is caramel and spice. Finish has some herbal quality to it. Full body, weak carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Dark orange color. Caramel malt, raisins, citrus hop aromas. Taste is sweet caramel, alcohol, fruits and citrus. Bitter finish marked by the hops character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (189) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2016
650ml bottle. Caramel malts and a subtle hop profile. Almost like a sherry due to the sweeter backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6562) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Draught at Beer Trappe. Sweet brown sugar boozy caramel with some berry in the finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (582) - Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Sweet candy like aroma. No heat, no hops. Nice reddish brown color with off white head. Tastes like green apple and toffee with just a slight hint of hops in the aftertaste. The bitterness at the end cuts through the sweet just right. Still no booze heat and insanely drinkable for the ABV. Smooth palate, medium carbonation, strangely refreshing for a barleywine. Strongly recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a nice deep dark golden brown. Aromas of hay, hop flowers, carmel malts, candy sugar, honey. Flavor: oak, caramel malts, grapefruit, light hops, brown sugar, and alcohol

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wcejrowski (13) - Wasrsaw, POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingaugusta (235) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Had a bottle cellared for two years. Pours deep copper with a quick white head. Nose is a delicious hit of barley, caramel, floral hops, and a little booze. flavor is extremely well balanced and among the best beers I’ve ever had. Finish is long and almost tastes like yellow cake. Great beer.


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