Green Flash Barleywine - Bourbon Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Brown pour with tan head. Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon... Some light chocolate and malty notes. No hops to speak of. Smooth for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap at RnH: Pours a deep murky brown amber with a lacing tan head. Big sweet aroma- tons of over ripe fruit, maltose, vanilla, mild booze/ethanol under all the sugar. Big slick body. Lots of syrupy sweet over ripened fruit flavors. Fig, vanilla/maple, tons of maltose and caramel notes. More of the sugary booze comes through than oak or tannins. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with a faint head. Very boozy with etoh notes. Vanilla and booze, light fruit tones. Oak y and fruit with a mild apricot note. Caramel and chewy fruit tones with a strong warming. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Toffee sweet aroma with bourbon sweetness, fruity hops, and maybe molasses or something like that. Similar flavor, bourbon sweetness with sweet toffee/caramel malts. Good, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a dark ruby red. Nose is sweet, bourbon, and hops. Green Flash’s solid hoppy barley wine is more augmented than complimented by the bourbon aging. Not to say it’s not good. It’s really good, it’s just that to me, these flavors, the bw, and the bourbon,both of which I like, conflict each other a bit. Or, did I just like the brandy barrel that much more? Either way if you see this, it’s more than worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Draught at Blind Tiger. Very dark brown/amber with small white head. Aroma is sweet boozy licorice molasses, hints of bourbon. Taste is very sweet boozy molasses/caramel flavors with bourbon background. Nice malt backbone. Big sticky on lips. Head is completely gone. Good, a little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Outrageous. Pours dark, ruby-brown with a moderate tan head. Some dark fruits and light booze in the nose. Flavor is sweet, somewhat malty, plenty of plum, grape, brown sugar, and a bit of chocolate towards the end. Medium in body, modestly carbonated, a little vinous. A lot delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Tap @ Stone Oakquinox. Pours a deep rusty orange amber with a small off white ring, light lacing. Nose is fairly fruity with grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, toffee, and faint bourbon notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5402) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Draft sample at Stone Oakquinox 2010. Deep orange amber pour, off-white head. Caramel malt, sweet toffee, slight note of fruit, grapefruit, citrus, oak, and bourbon. Nice beer.

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