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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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The Barley Wine Style Ale is our most potent ale and is characterized by a rich, malty flavor and is balanced with a heavy hop bitterness. This beer is sweet with a hint of caramel flavor and the high hop bitterness is barely preceivable over the intense malt and alcohol. Barleywines are typically aged for one year before release and will continue to improve for several years. Barley Wine Style Ale is available in bottles.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Vibrant, hazy amber. Smells typical BW. Crystal malt and grapefruit with an undertone of fruity yeast. Loads of citrus. Light earth and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head that laces and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/peat/some smoky, slight fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel/peat/some smoky, secondary dark fruit, earthy hops bite. An off character when chilled that disappears at cellar temperature. So notes are at cellar temperature.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
2010-07-01. Hazy dark orange with creamy small beige head. 3+ Flavour of sweet malt, caramel character that could be on purpose or show signs of oxidation. Light bitterness throughout, very light alcohol. 6+ Modest aroma, light citrus/resin/caramel blend. Overall impression is similar to other West Coast Barleywines and I can never tell if its on purpose or a sign of age, as I am not overly fond of how it comes together. Alcohol grows as it warms. 6+ Smooth average palate. Bottle at Stumbling Monk, Seattle

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
Big thanks to fishingnet for hauling this back from the NW. Pours hazy deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is thick slick malts and pine to grassy to citrus hops to go along with a sense of honey. The taste is pure yum with sticky chewy sweet malts, pine hop bitterness, some citrus hops, more sweet malts and a tasty layer of black tea. The hops and malts run together with some tasty harmonious vibrations.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
courtesy of fishingnet. Thanks for this beer and the awesome Ice Harbor mustard. pours golden, white head. Aroma hoppy with notes of malts and cheese like yeast. Taste, hoppy, sugary, some caramel malts and a nice full body mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle at Stumbling Monk: Amberish in color, slightly fiery, visible sediment floats about, large foamy off-white head, good retention, decent lacing.   Looks great!   Resiny nose, pine, hops, some powdery sugar like notes.   This could be a Double IPA.   After one taste I would think this is a Double IPA.   Not enough malts for a Barley Wine.   Still fairly tasty though.   Finishes fairly clean, lingering powdery sugar like flavors.   Pine and hops throughout.   Better than I expected, if a little more of a IIPA.   Surprised to find this in Seattle.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5934) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
12-oz at The Stumbling Monk. Thanks, Nugget! Pours a bright murky golden (if that makes any sense) under a thick, creamy, moussy tan head. Enormous brown bread and sweet yeast nose, really tons of cereal sugars knocking around in here. Creamy, thick body. Toffee, butterscotch, and caramel on the mid-palate, with some piney/resiny notes tying off the finish. I would probably go hoppier and set this up to have more tobacco and leather left from the hops when they’re done, ’cause there’s just a zoo of unfermented sugar in here for the yeast to work on. It’s a tidy BW, just so insanely malty, biscuity, and bready.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber amber with a pretty decent fluffy head. Aromas of sweet toasty malts and floral and grapefruit hops. I don’t know how old this one is, but the hops here are rather strong for the style. Lots of grapefruit and floral notes in the flavor with a good dose of bitterness as well as toasty bready sweetness as balance. This drank very well for the ABV too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ ivory head. Honeydew melon, pit fruit, marshmallow aromas. Smooth medium body. Nicely sweet n’ sharp caramel, marshmallow, pit fruit flavors with some spicy alcohol twang to finish--good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
[3058-20100701] Tap. Rich cherry cheesecake and thick cream aroma with a hint of vanilla wafers. Murky, orange red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. More cherry cheesecake and thick cream in the flavour with creamy toasted fruit malt and a very sweet alcohol long aftertaste. Full body. Interesting, quite heavy. More citrus as it warms.
(@ Stumbling Monk, Seattle, WA)


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