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RATINGS: 900   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Giochaurand (21) - - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Very interesting beer. Looks good, smell delicious and palate is strong and balanced. Very hoppy but after taste is fantastic. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewji (2) - - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
On first pour, it glows with a rich, reddish amber colour, and a lacy white head top. I sniffed this beer like some people sniff flowers (I unfortunately am allergic to pollen). I took in a lot of deep malty scents, and hops, and...that’s about it. But not in a bad way, this brew smelled righteous, knowing ahead of time that something big was going to happen. It’s like a referee calling a penalty shot in overtime, going in for the big sip was the shot, and the overall taste determined whether or not the deke attempt worked. Taking the first sip, I expected a train wreck of malty hops. However, I was greeted by a strong, pleasant malty tone, followed by a nice transition into an intense malty flavour, and a crisp, clean after taste. I was so impressed by the after taste, the clean-ish feeling that I got, that it made me want more. This is finally a brew over 10% that will leave you wanting more! Imagine Datsyuk with a highlight reel goal on a breakaway...naturally you’d want more (so long as he’s not scoring on your team). The first, middle, and end tastes are phenomenal. There are no complaints, as everything flows together, while still leaving a memorable taste that would definitely make me want to order this again. If you (or your friends) are new to barleywines, this is a definite first step into the world of 10%+ beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a rust orange. Has a strong sweet malt and caramel aroma. Taste is sweet malt, heavy caramel, toffee, and sweet dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichoranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, Karamell, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig fruchtig, wärmend, Karamell, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2013 Bottle, enjoyed Feb ’14. Bright auburn pour with nice depth. A thick finger of creamy beige head and light lacing. Nose is sweet and sturdy. Caramel, florals, toffee, and faint chocolate. Similar in the taste, but more emphasis on the floral hops. Rich and decadent, but without the overt sweetness sometimes used to add weight. I guess what I’m trying to say is the focus on hops and caramel malts is well executed and fully appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bomber->snifter. Deep orange-amber with small tan head. Dusty hops, lite caramel malt, grains. Bittersweet, more bitter than sweet. Pine hops, earth tones, caramel malt, cardboard. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours dark amber with light tan foamy head. Smells of light hops. Tastes of grass, hops, bitter and pine. Has a lasting bitter and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (974) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2014
Fin duft av druer. Fin rødbrun farge. Hengende skum langs kant. Fin frisk smak av druer med en litt syrlig ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle from Benz. Dark, hazy amber beer, thick orange head. Very strong, alcoholic nose.The flavor has lots of malt, and lots of grassy and hay hops. Bitter finish with a good dose of alcohol warmth. Closer to double IPA than barleywine, some rough edges but a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle bought some place I can’t remember. 2012 vintage. Pours dark copper brown with a frothy beige head that leaves lots of sticky trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny earthy with caramel, sweet dark bread, resinous wood, moist grass, alcohol, toffee, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, orange peal, moist soil and hints of dark honey. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, herbal and earthy with sweet dark bread, caramel, prominent alcohol, toffee, citrus peal and zest, golden syrup, dark honey, pine needles, freshly cut grass, resin, burnt sugar and soil. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, oily bitter, boozy, astringent and near full bodied. Finish is heavy bitter and earthy with sweet dark bread, caramel, alcohol, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, resinous wood and soil. A punch in the face that makes you want to turn the other cheek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Jacksonville, Fl - Grassroots Natural Market - 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep dark copper with a thick frothy off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma has some nutty accents, a hint of sweet bubble gum. Flavor is thick and full-bodied with some hints of citrus, some pomegranate-like fruity sweetness, a touch of dates and raisins, a brief hint of Christmas spices, just a touch of port-like booziness. Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Not bad on a cold winter’s night.

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