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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5886) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Clear orange with lacinh white head. Nose has heavy malt, heavy sugar, honey comb, some orange peel, mild soap. Flavor is sticky sweet, honey, malt, vanilla, caramel, hints of booze, marshmellow. Full, sticky, boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2866) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Barrel aging smoothes out his beer, enhancing its drinkability, taste and aroma. Excellent all around, high ABV lurks around in the background without forcing itself upon you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1252) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
2007 bottle Hazy orange amber color. Bottle had a lot of sediment. Half finger of off white head that fell to a collar. Carbonation has held up quite well. Nose is soft oak, brown sugar and dark fruits. Good nose for the age. Taste is a bit thin. Some oak, brown sugar, caramel and fruit. Carbonation is perky for the age but it has thinned out a lot. For a 7 year old 9% beer it was quite tasty though

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (285) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
;pours amber, almost no head. aroma is oak, caramel resin and malt. flavor not as oaky as I thought it might be. resinous up front, with toffee and cherry. medium body with a bitter finish. okay but not overly impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 Bottle - Orange and oak with a caramel base. Clear copper with a thin white head. Orange, apricot, woody oak with light hoppy bitterness. Pretty decent, but a bit of bitterness in the finish. Vintage 2007 - Caramel, butterscotch and raisin. Cardboard, butterscotch and past its prime. Still drinkable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours clear orange, some decent head, and a medium to thick body. Alcohol is hidden by the vanilla and dirt notes of the oak, some musty citrus and dark fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (465) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is the sweet, malty barley wine smell. Some almost cherry as well. Appearance is a deep bronze with little to no head. Taste starts barley wine with a dry oak note. The aftertaste is very cherry. Overall, a very interesting beer. Would like to age one more, or see them do this beer in the oak barrels with actual cherry purée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a golden dark amber with thin head. Aroma pulls in hot alcohol . Taste is caramel and toffee and alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at a friends house. From notes. Loads of caramel, toffee, oak and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate fruit, lighter smoke, caramel, brown sugar, and light oak. It pours a mostly transparent fiery amber with a decent amount of suspended sediment. It has a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a soapy film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with starts with moderate caramel, brown sugar, and fruit. The finish has light-moderate smoke, grapefruit/citrus hops, and light oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s not bad in a small dose, but a full bomber quickly wore on me. Calling it a smoked Barley Wine would probably be more appropriate.

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