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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Thanks for purchasing another offering in our Big Mo’ Series. Widdershins, our counterclockwise biennial barleywine aged in oak casks reveals fruity notes of orange and apricot upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hoppiness. Our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day. Cheers!
Bottle Conditioned
25% Aged in Oak Cask
2013 vintage - 10.7% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle, 75cl. Hazy amber colour with a tan head. Floral, hoppy aroma, a bit fruity. Bitter, hoppy taste, some more fruity notes. Didn’t detect any notes from the oak casks. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
75 cl bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Amber color, creamy offwhite head. Smoky malt aroma, toffee, ash and wood notes, some alcohol. Malty, smoky flavor, plums, smoke, ash and tar. Smoky finish with tar notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Translucent, glowing and copper bronze in color with jagged bubble cloisters at the top. Plums, golden figs and golden raisins line the nose with rhubarb, honeyed cherry blossoms and burgundy cherry glazing pistachios. Bright flavor takes on intonations of apricots and balsawood. Golden honey on golden wheat bran flakes. Sweet, toasty complexity with an expansive flavor profile. Brandy apple butter drums in the distance with an ample supply of carbonation yet highly balanced all around. Candied plums in a maple like nectarine sauce linger with a singing, toasty sweetness on the medium to fuller body, fading out with blanched raisins, golden figs and apple butter on applewood for a mild oaken characteristic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2008
cloudy orange body with a medium light tan head. aroma has only faint hints of oak. Caramel sweetness is balanced by bitter, but only mildly fruity hops. Alcohol is present but not too up front. Less wood than is typical, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Hazed orange, thin white fizzy head. Oaked pineapple dried dark fruit aromas warm to further citrus cream-like notes. Dry bitter tropical fruit and vanilla wood flavors balance on a touch of sugary smoke and citrus in the end. Full bodied with lively carbonation. A nice winter sipper. Thanks for sharing, argo0!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, raisin, floral/grapefruit, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, raisin, some wood, nectarine. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Murky and cloudy amber orange colored body with some suspended yeast particles in my pour. Strange fruity funkified nose of cheese, wood, wax, and twangy orange flavored malts. Sharp, dry and oaky, for sure, but lacking any sort of depth to the actually barley wine – there’s just not much here. Some light resinous sweet malts, some dry but transparent hops, and a little bit of a funky armpit smell when it’s warmer. Strange beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is wood, caramel malts, some mild yeastyness as well as dark dry fruits with mild alcohol. Flavour is quite much the same in a nice balance, but also has some very grassy and earthy notes. Mild notes of dark chocolate and grass in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a hazy, reddish-orange color with some particulates; light tan head with patchy lacing. Lightly toasted oak, dried fruits, and some orange hops in the aroma; lots of candy sugar. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of candy sugar, slightest present of oak, orange and earthy hop bitterness; tasty, sugary barleywine, with a light oak presence; a bit sticky. Medium finish, showing toasty oak and sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Draught: Sweet aroma. Aroma of hops, fruit, strawberry, alcohol, caramel, wood, and a little smoked. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor of chocolate, alcohol, oak, coffee, dark malts, and smoke. Medium body. Thick, chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Dry chocolate and alcohol finish.

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