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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A rare blend of rye malts gives a spicy complexity to a brew with the unforgettable depth of an American barleywine ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (58) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours a reddish color and has no lacing. Tastes sweet and of rye. I am not usually a barley wine person, but this is quite good. I will get this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
bottle. Deep amber with minimal head. A bit syrupy with light carbonation. Strong rye with the booziness you’d expect from the style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Sampled on draft at Rivertowne this beer poured a bright golden color with a small foamy white head that faded and left a bit of lacing. the aroma was cider vinegar, bread, citrus and a bit of Sprite. The flavor was tangy and bready with some vinegar, butter, perfume and pepper. Medium length bread, vinegar and perfume finish. Medium body. Not good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle:   Bit of a slightly rough and thin Barley Wine.   Not rich or overly malty, nor overly hoppy.   Has a bready aspect, rye, some pithy bitterness.   Does hide the 10% ABV well.   A little rough, witih a very faint cough syrup like sweetness.   Could be a little smoother, but its not green or young.   Moderate example that could use a little work.   Thanks Bob!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Dark mahogany pour with a coppery luster. Aroma is sweet and malty, with vinous traits. Very sweet, sticky palate, lots of caramel and dark fruits, spicy and vinous nuances, but really just very sweet. Glad I had Parksy and Grippits for this one, as there’s no way I could finish this bottle by myself.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1989) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, spice and pine. Taste is spicy , malts and some nice hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (574) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Everything about this delicious barleywine seems just right. Lots of complexity and darkness along with an extra alcohol boost. You’d be well served to have one of these.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1239) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a mildly transparent when held to a light source slightly darkened brown with shades of darkened tan and maroon. Extremely thin white ring around the top of the vessel for a head, aroma of caramel, rye, and toffee- with booze all around it. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt is extremely sweet even for the style, some hops and tannin in the middle, finish is just mildly spicy and hot. Not shabby.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12oz bottle, 4pk. Deep mahogany, clear pour. No head. Sticky glass, oily pour. Aromatics of fusel, very alcoholic nose, smells of wort. Very strong, it’s a sipper! Peppery tingle on the tongue in the finish. Sticky mouthfeel, very sweet flavor. Sugary flavor, honey-like, but not mead. Tastes like under-fermented wort. Overall, this beer is more of a Dopplebock or even an Eisbock made of rye, than anything else. . It’s just too sweet. Tastes like hopped peppery honey. (3937)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1637) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours clear auburn with a thin head that quickly melts away. Caramel, rye bread and fruit aroma. Complex taste includes caramel, chocolate, rye, toast, dark fruit and more.


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