Green Flash Barleywine - Brandy Barrel Aged
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Festus69 (18) - - NOV 28, 2012
If you look up barleywine in the dictionary you should see a Green Flash logo above the definition. This is the best barleywine out there. I still have the head of this brew in a jar on my desk, very thick, great color, but most of all, great taste. This is my first Green Flash experience so I will try more of your beer .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (6164) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Fuck yeah brandy barrel barley wine. Wonderfully rich aroma of dark fruits, vanilla, wood, brandy, smooth and sweet smelling, vinuous, some oak and hops come through. Not the best description but it smells fucking amazing. Dark brown auburn pour, reddish undertones, thin offwhite head. The flavor is an amazing blast of brandy sweetness up front, strong vinous notes, alcohol, dark fruit, big hops show up still, vanilla, residual sugars, alcohol. Wood and hops balance in the finish. Fucking smooth velvetty mouthfeel, god damn amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a dark ruby red. Nose is sweet molasses. Flavor is awesome. It’s got dark fruits and real smooth. The base is a nice bw but aged in brandy barrel really compliments this nicely. sweet but not too sweet. Hints of hops are well balanced with deep malts. A bit warming and a lot delicious.  

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at Stone’s Green Flash takeover. Deep mahogany with a small, creamy light tan head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of dates, brandy, caramel, bread and vanilla oak. Lots of dessert like flavors, caramel, vanilla, dark dried fruit and a warm boozy feeling. Medium body with mild carbonation and a long, smooth, sweet finish. Great Barley Wine, I love these bread pudding type beers. The booziness and the sweetness make this one a slow sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at GABBF. Murky yellow color. Aroma of lemon and vanilla. Taste is smooth brandy and brown bread very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Poured oily brown/orange with a small, creamy off-white head. Spotty lacing. Rich, alchohol-laden aroma. Heavily caramel/brown sugar and brandy, giving it an almost maple-syrup character. While it is a sipper, its suprisingly smooth and drinkable, with a heavy, nearly non-carbonated mouthfeel. Very sweet throughout; liquer/candy-like but without being sickening. Again, more caramel and brandy, but with some faint citrus hop flavor. More pronounced earth, maple syrup, and vanilla flavors as the beer warms. No real "oakiness" but the beer has the mellowed feel of barrel-aging. It was worth the trip to a crowded O’Briens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood. Pours solid black with amber brown tints. Aroma of vanilla, brandy, roasted malts candied sugars and molasses. Flavour the same but includes perfume. Nice complex array of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
On tap. Dark amber color. Some alcohol in the aroma. Smooth and easy to drink. Light sweetness. Easy to drink. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2009
On tap at Obriens. Color was very nice, a very reddish auburn, brown color. Aroma of caramel, fruit, apple and brandy. Some very light floral touches. Flavor of caramel, fruit, alcohol, brandy. Only slightly sweet. Some floral hops in the finish. Nice after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
On tap at Toronado. Murky brown amber without much head. Sweet malty aromas. Medium body and quite smooth. Nice sweet caramel and fruit flavors off the front followed by a good hoppy bite and finish. Alcohol not very apparent. Good solid barley wine.

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