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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Hard Time joins the Solitary Confinement Series. Hard Time is the brewery’s first barleywine style ale, clocking in at 10.5% abv making it one of the brewery’s biggest yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a clear copper with small off white head. The aroma is roast and caramel. Thin mouth with nice candy sugar, dark fruit, hides alcohol well, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured into a tulip glass. Not a big nose, but some aromas of caramel, nuts, toffee. Toffee color with a thin white head. HUGE English toffee flavor, with some peanut and spicy hop flavors. Coats the mouth and lets that toffee flavor linger. Really solid barleywine that masks the 10.5% ABV. If you’re a fan of toffee, this is your barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at The Porter with Linh, Scarlett and mom. Pours a murky brown body with no head, light off white lacing. Aroma is molasses, caramel malt and lots of booze. Mouthfeel is medium with spice, molasses, caramel malts and booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Found on sale at Sherlock’s. Pours a light medium brown with white head. Scent is bready with grape and booze. Sweet and bitter blend prevails throughout. A nice little brew. Bottle - Sherlock’s Wine Merchant - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bomber courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, sherry, earthiness, prune and raisin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light sherry and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bomber from Ale Yeah, Roswell. Pours a hazy dark red color with a thin foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big toffee notes and spicy, resin hops. The taste is toffee, caramel, a mild bit of anise and chocolate, and mildly assertive piney hops. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness, prickly booze. Fairy straightforward barleywine, but solidly made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Orange almost ruby redness with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is large dried fruit and some resiny hops. Sweet maltiness with dried fruit with a decent hop bitter. A brown sugar like after taste. A smoothly carbonated beer. Pretty nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
22ox bottle . .. pours a dark tan .. . mild foam, good lacing .. . deep prune, fruit pits, and mild sherry soaked plums .. . light mouth .. . nice but not overly crazy .. . . loud noises!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (3996) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours a hazy copper from the bottle with thin khaki head and light lacing. Aroma of molasses, caramel, toffee, sweet malts, and booze. Taste follows, way too sweet and too boozy for me. Not so great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Atom (2156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle shared by Mattyb83 pours a hazy amber brown with a thin khaki head. Aroma of sweet caramel candy and toffee malts, and raisins. Taste of toffee and caramel malts, pepper, with some bitter earthy tobacco on the finish.

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