Happy Valley (PA) Headknocker
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
The Barleywine we’ve all been waiting for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a relatively clear amber brown with a thin white head. Huge sticky plums and fruit, oxidation, syrupy malt. On the thicker side of medium bodied, heavy malt, oxidized, sticky. Touches of chocolate abs warning alcohol. Lingering bitterness and more oxidized malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6643) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a large creamy off white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, molasses, dark fruits, wood and cherry. The flavor was tangy and bitter with notes of caramel, molasses, wood, cherry and tobacco. Very long finish. Full bodied. Alcohol well contained. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Mild sugary aroma with eatery notes. Cherry wood, alcohol, caramel. Rough. Deep dark mahogany clear with creamy lacing head. Medium-heavy chewy body with medium carbonation and alcohol warming. Starts sweet with caramel, brown sugar but quickly dries out to nutty astringency and hoppy bitter finish. Still hot with fusel and solvent. Dry bitter after. Has an alcoholic eau de vie or Calvados after.

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