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RATINGS: 984   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (265) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
2009 bottle, I usually age them longer-couldn’t wait. Massive candy-toffee-raison-mint? aroma. Clear and bright, copper colored. Thick and rich with more toffee, substantial bitterness and a warming finish. Very chewy. These flavors will meld and smooth with a little age. A perfect lawnmower beer for a hot summer afternoon.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (181) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Poured a dark copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, and herbal hops. Flavor is citrus, caramel, dark fruits, and. Medium full bodied with a slightly chewy moutfeel with a soft herbal bitterness accompanied by sweet malts. Hope are well balanced with the sweetness of the malt. A nice American Barley wine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1471) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
On tap at beer revolution... Pours a clear amber with a minimal ring and rich syrupy legs up the glass. Aroma of rich caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, pine, resin and alcohol. Taste is rich caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits like raisins and dates, alcohol and a nice gentle bitterness that mixes nicely with the alcohol warmth on the finish. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (716) - CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with a short light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is pine resin, dark boozy fruit, caramel and toffee. (8/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, warming and lingering bitter finish. (3/5) An interesting barleywine. At this age, it’s still pretty strongly hoppy, but surprisingly not excessively hot, especially for a double digit plus ABV. Right now, the bitterness of the hops is just as pronounced as the toffee malt and the alcohol heat. I’m not sure if I’d call it “balanced”, as such - more like an armed détente, given the magnitude of each of these players. I’d be interested in seeing what this turns into as it ages - I might pick up one or two more to cellar. (15/20)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Gnarly wine style ale. アルコール感&

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap. Hazy brownish tan body. Sweet fruity aroma. Huge tastes of dark fruits like dates and raisin. Nice sweet toffee flavor as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Mahogany pour with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, malt, a little sweetness to it. Taste is sweet, light flavoring of dark fruits, malt, a little hops. Excellent beer. So tasty I would pay more for it. Great lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdjuice (417) - 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 (913) - 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 (894) - 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 (614) - 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.


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