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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (128) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Aroma: caramel, herbs, Appearance: dark amber, clear, small tan head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ed. Pretty fresh. Very hopped up barleywine. Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Aromas of caddied orange and piney hops. Taste is sweet at first but finishes bitter. Notes of caramel. Interested to try after all the hops are gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (413) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a two finger off-white head that left some good lacing around the glass and had great retention. The aroma pine, brown sugar, caramel, candy sugar, earthy hops. The taste is piney hops up front and finishes with brown sugar and caramel. The mouthfeel is full-bodied. There is quite a bit of hop bitterness with this beer and I canít say anything bad about it but I just wasnít a huge fan of it. Still worth a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Wow color is gorgous.Dark copper clear. Heady lacey. Sexy. Uh yeah, you cant deny that, because you pour it and you already have a bonner? Beware, this review gets gnarly. Then starts the foreplay with sweet candy and light hoppy dank pussy licking notes. Toffee marshmello, everything you want a pusssy to taste like when licking it. Then you taste it and its as good as it smells, lustfull rich sweet candy pussy, goin in on it hard like you know your going to fuck this beer hard! Ha ha. This is like a good double ipa but in a different way its a hot whore of a beer you want to fuck the shit out of hard! Yeah thatís right you do, and donít say you donít you fuck! It looks smells and tastes sexy,if you donít agree you ARE GAY! YOU TOTALLY ARE! aND YOUR MISSING OUT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bomber poured into a tulip glass..amber/ruby color with a thin white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,brown sugar,hops..hop forward with lingering notes of caramel,dark fruits...good,but thought itíd be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8751) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Orange toffee malt and herbal alcohol aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet orange-lemon-raisin toffee and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Mild alcohol finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tribblemaker (5) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Tried both the 2011 and 2015 on draft. 2011 maltier and richer, 2015 very hop-forward, almost like a barleywine IPA. Both delicious, though 2011 was more like a traditional barleywine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, piney, nutty, and boozy, with hints of biscuit, toffee, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet and thick; finishes bitter and slightly astringent and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
Poured from a 22. Aroma is sweet, caramel like. Flavor has a sharp, not yet ripe apple taste to it. Really makes my mouth pucker. Finishes very bitter and astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2015
As soon as I crack the bottle I notice a fresh, delicious hop aroma! Ruby (bright) with a cm of tan, medium coarseness head. Aroma is moderate-strong floral and berry hops (blue raspberry dum-dums!) moderate-light dark caramel and pine sap. Touch of artificial vanilla. Body is medium-heavy, starchy-syrupy, with medium-light carbonation, fine, medium-light burn, soft but fat. Not overbearing. Flavor is moderate berry hops and dark, chewy caramel, some candy and a bit of toasted flour and artificial vanilla. Moderate-to-big bitterness (tree, evergreen) in the finish, but is mostly balanced by the rest of the beer. Manages to be big without cloying or fatiguing (later, once warmed a bit, it did become a bit sweeter/heavier than I would have liked). Also, very hoppy (especially hop flavor) without leaving the bounds of barley wine: the light touch of dark chewy caramel is a highlight.

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