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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Chad’s beer is a ramped-up Barley Wine Style Ale. Rich, malty and multi-layered, this baby has some intensity to it. You’ll find it pours amberish with an off-white head of foam and moderate dried fruit and hop notes. You’ll also get a little biscuity, carmely, toffee flavored goodness in there. This thing is, in a word, BIG.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Poured a nice dark golden color I to a snifter. Aroma hits you with a ton of malts followed by biscuits, toffee and even some grapefruit. Tastes is a huge malt bomb up front with some caramel and toffee. It’s then followed by some bitter fruit and finishes with the 12.5% alcohol you would expect. Mouthfeel is incredible with soft carbonation allowing this to be very smooth. Will be nice once the maltiness and alcohol heat has a chance to mellow after a few years!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1367) - Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On draught at 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Plum amber color. Aroma is molasses, bourbon, caramel, and taffy. Taste is molasses, plum, bourbon, caramel, and citrus. Syrupy mouthfeel, with a sweet molasses finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (313) - , California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2013 Bottle #004. Aroma is caramel, sweet, light hope notes, lots of sweet malted grain notes. Full body, long sweet finish, with some carob flavor notes as it warms up. Delicious version of a barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6222) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bomber. Reddish pour. Soapy head. Caramel, bready, boozy, pretty nice. Easy drinker and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pour is a murky brown with a very small tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, toffee, sweet malt and even some wood smoke. Mouthfeel is super thick and heavy but that only helps sipping this powerful beer. Alcohol is there but not in a big way. Finish is brown sugar and plum. This was a very nice barley wine. Full of flavor,very thick and warming.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 22 oz bomber purchased at Mike’s Wine and Spirits in Kansas City, Missouri. Bottled 04/08/2013. The pour is mostly clear reddish copper brown with not too much tan head. The aroma is sticky caramel, some pear fruit and a noticeable alcohol heat. The taste is pretty sharp caramel sugar sweet, rough chewy maltiness and bright alcohol heat, which really jumps out and liners boozily in the finish. The pear of the nose, is more cherry in the flavor - somewhat cough drop cherry at that. Flavors, and the booze come together a bit better as the beer warmed. The palate is medium to light bodied, low carbonation, nearly flat - which gives this a syrupy mouth feel. The aftertaste is sweet boozy alcohol, tastes like cheap booze. I probably love Lakefront more than anyone I know, though this beer didn’t work for me.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Slightly hazy rosey amber with a small rocky cap head. The nose is sweet and boozy nutty with some dates and cherries, with a nice earthy caramel undertone. Wow wee the taste is sublime, with earthy cherries and dates, a lot of raisin, earthy caramel, warm boozy esters, and a light pecan note. Super

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours clear copper. Aroma is heat and brown sugar. Full bodied. Mild heat. Caramel and brown sugar. Finishes clean, mildly sweet, and satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange amber with a tiny beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty bread, fruit and toffee flavor with a warm alcohol trail. A nice straightforward bw.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, sweet malt, dried fruit, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily and smoth, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20131111]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 11/13/13

Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, lots of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, booze, and a little spice
Appearance: Pours a clear mahogany color with a bubbly froth of beige head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet/malty, lots of toffee/caramel, some mild spice/bitterness
Palate: The body is full, it feels thick, rich, and sticky, with some heat, and a dry, spicy finish
Overall Impression: This is a super malt-forward offering. It is quite sweet, thick, and almost syrupy on the mouth. Worth trying, but for me it lacks too much balance to be truly drinkable.


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