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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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This American barleywine has a dominant malty sweetness that is balanced by a huge presence of American hops. The hops give this beer a citrus-like hop flavor. Further dry-hopped for added hop aroma.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 20, 2009
750mL shared by theisti. Pour is dark, hazy, reddish copper, cannot see through it. It has a small bit strong head, lightly sticky. Aroma is super strong, syrupy, alcoholic malts with a bit of an stringent hoppiness. Taste follows suit with a bit less of the astringency. There is the alcohol but it evaporates without leaving an alcoholic aftertaste. Its a strong barleywine like the other many strong barleywine, I don;t know what better way to describe it, this style of BW was once super cool and interesting but has become boring (I can get many similar for a much better price). Has a very thick and syrupy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2324) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2008
750 ml bottle.  Pours a muddy brown caramel with a thick beige head.  Aroma of caramel, toffee, tangy citrus and grassy hops. Taste of tangy citrus with a strong caramel malty presence.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
Sampled at the Hellbilly Phoenix tasting (4/13/08). 2005 vintage bottle from me courtesy of GMCC2181. Thanks Gabe. Pours a clear amber color with a decent beige head. Nose is malt, citrus and pine hops with slight alcohol. Palate is hoppier than I expected with sweet malt, dark fruits like plum and raisins. Slight alcohol bite in the finish. Reminds me a little of Big Foot as others have suggested, though not as good. I winder what this was like when first bottled - the hops must have been really strong.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
On tap at IH Wilmington. Poured a hazy deep copper color with rusty reddish highlights and more than a finger of creamy beige head. Extremely sweet and malty nose with a hefty waft of caramel candy. Some earthy hops emerge in the back, as well as warm alcohol notes. The taste is smooth blended rich flavors, with sweet malts, sugar stewed cherries and raisins, dates and plums to start. Followed by notes of molasses mixing with a mild tingle of booze that thins things out a bit into the finish. Big and sticky, moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
Sampled at the Hellbilly tasting. Thank you Sparky27! Dark red-brown pour and foamy tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Fruity caramel flavor with some hoopy bitterness on the finish. Interesting!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Courtesy mketd. Pours a dark brown, with red hues and small off tan head. Smells of big bold dark caramel malts, bready yeast, and some sweter fruits and vanilla. The flavor was of typical barley wine style. Mild alcohol burn ,wit htraces of sweet fruits, vanilla oak, and dark malts all together. this was very solid, but seemed sort of standard to me. No real big flaws, just nothing to set itself apart in my book. Still very good and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours a ruby red. Nose is Dark fruit, flowers, booze, grapefruit. Flavor is boozey fruits, raisins, slight sherry and cherries. Finishes a lingering sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1499) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 750ML Bottle about two years old from the Wilmington brewery: Color is a dark red with a big head that faded quickly. Aroma is sweet hops. Flavor is really smooth... Nice blend of hops and malt in a barleywine. Also some dark fruits thrown in. Texture is medium, and has a small amount of carbonation. Over all a good barleywine! Thanks to B-Rob for picking this up for me!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1211) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Wilmington. Body is a super-hazy brownish amber with a pillowy tan head. The nose is sweet and hoppy. Upon the first sip my tastebuds are assaulted by massive amounts of hops. Very citrusy and piney. This is good! Not much balance in the malt department except some background sweetness, but it works well. Finish is extremely dry and tangy. Definitely not the same beast as the Old Tom. This barleywine follows in the (enormous) footsteps of SN Bigfoot, and does it well. Very tasty barleywine!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Pour was a cloudy redish/brown okay head nice lacing. Aroma was of caramel, pine vanilla and come floralness. Flavor was nice sweet malty flavor, alcohol wasn’t hidden at all little over the top. But good beer.


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