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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Annual Release of our BarleyWine Style Ale is Dated and Built to Last. Flavors Evolve as Hop Bitterness Yields to Crazy Caramel and Rich Toffee Flavors.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdjuice (453) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 27, 2015
Pours rich with really pretty creamy head. Aroma is piney hops, but not in-your-face IPA style, more subdued. Taste is syrupy dark fruits, little bit of sourness, followed by solid hop bitterness on the finish. Still young and a little too sweet, lots of potential for aging.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
nice smooth fruity smell, light, great reddish appearance...little hoppier than expected gets a touch more with time...too overwhelming, some fruityness in there but hops overwhelm...very bold flavor!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (986) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Aromat słodki, słodowy, lekko winny. Piwo ciemno miedziane, niewielka piana, spoko lacing. W smaku bardzo słodowe, słodkie, tez nieco winne delikatnie alkoholowe w posmaku. Bardzo gładkie i aksamitne. Doskonała faktura. Pomimo nieco za wysokiego nasycenia, bąbelki sprawiają wrażenie drobnych, malutkich, delikatnych. Fantastyczne piwo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (676) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Tap at the brewery with commonshawn, rosskyle, and wildcard. Strangely served in a mason jar. Beautiful copper but closer to amber color. Minimal head but it’s an off white color in nature. Aroma of tropical fruit and a grainy characteristic. Taste emphasizes sweetness with a healthy dose of sugar coming through. Feels Belgian and alcohol-y and dangerous. There’s a good bite towards the end but overwhelmingly rich and sweet. I’d probably go for other Lagunitas options first but it’s very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (419) - - MAY 21, 2015
A blast of resin with a hint of citrus on the nose. Pours an amber honey gold with a quickly fading bubbly white head. Wow! Not nearly as hoppy as the aroma would lead one to expect. Caramel. Vanilla. Fruit. Malty medium bodied. A healthy shot of pine and grapefruit on the finish. Pleasantly boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2015
22oz bottle 5/20/15 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-38° in Snifter-Pours a ruby red with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, toffee, and malt. Taste of the same with some raisin notes and slight alcohol. This full bodied brew is well balanced and fill the bill on a cool evening. Great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear, dark ruby with off-white head. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, floral notes, light spice, faint alcohol notes, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is rich, sweet malt profile with medium floral hop bitterness, and dark berry notes. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Not horrible, but a little much. Clear red orange colored. Raisin, sweet malts, and biscuit in the aroma. The taste is big caramel and raisin, with a heavy hop bitterness. Just a tad too sweet and even too bitter. Well carbonated. Slightly sticky. Okay stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (8567) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
22oz bottle, purchased from my local Kroger for like $6. 2015 release. Shared with friends. Big caramel malt up front, kind of biscuity. Bigger malty sweet taste overall. Clear red orange color. Thin whtie head. Sort of bubbly. Few bits of lace. Bigger body. Kind of crisp, light carbonation. Sticky texture. Earthy, caramel, raisin flavors. Not a fan. Friends liked it a bit better than I, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Binnys SL. Poured dark brown red with off white head. Aroma sweet barley and malts toffee. Light carb med bod. Tastes light bittersweet old hop.


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