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RATINGS: 967   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.

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   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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingaugusta (176) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2015
From the 2011 batch. Cloudy amber-brown pour under a long lasting, foamy tan head. The aroma brings out a lovely barley malt sweetness but there is a fruit ester in there too. A juicy fruitiness. The body is medium of better. Any alcohol flavor that was there 4 years ago has mellowed but the toasted caramel malt sweetness mingles with a mild fruity taste and a mild to moderate bitterness that seems a tad smoky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little on the hoppy side but still a good strong barley wine. Easy to drink. Has that hop after taste similar to a home brew hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeratarian (202) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2015
On tap at City Tap. Pours dark reddish brown with tight, thick, off white head. Aroma is dried cherries and toasted bread. Flavor is sweet to start with bread and dried fruit. Then bitter piney hops take over. Finish is long and bitter. A perfect American barley wine with European nuances. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
Big bottle at Mackan, thanks! Vintage 2013. Deep amber with beige head. Aroma hoppy, toffee, marmalade, caramel, nondeScript hops. Taste is hoppy, bitter, caramel, medium to high sweetness and high bitterness. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (4695) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
2007 version on keg at Craft heads. Big caramel, cherries tons of milk chocolate sweet malty nose. Mildly sweet so integrated body. Thick body. Excellent and has aged so so well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (398) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep red almost brown with medium, densed, ligh brown head. The head retention is not co bad, as well lacing. Heavy malty aroma - mainly caramel and toffee. In the second row some medium fruity and piney notes, but partly covered by heavy malty profile. The taste is highly bitter, the real hop bomb. The bitterness is long and intense, little balanced by malty sweetness. Full body, sticky and oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Alcohol warming is quite recognizable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1504) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle@Brewdog. Copper color, off-white head. Strong, sweet aroma with raisins, hops. Smooth, surprisingly dry and bitter flavor with a lingering, hoppy finish. Caramel, orange peel. Full body, medium carbonation. American style barley wine. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
650ml bottle. Unclear orange amber color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, fruity, hoppy piney. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium to full oily Sticky body with soft carbonation.

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