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Lift Bridge Commander Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
A 12.5% English-style barleywine brewed with “heavy fists of malts and subtle, sweet cardamom,” then aged in Heaven Hill Distillery bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2606) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. A murky amber color with a tan head. A very sweet, caramel, dark fruit aroma that carries through into the body. It seemed heavy and too sweet without enough of a bitter edge, or dark fruit edge, to keep it in balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Big booze and malt with a heaping spoonful of cardamom. Medium bodied, sweet with a bit more spice. Smooth vanilla and sweet caramel. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Murky brown with an off white head. Aroma of oak, honey, vanilla, cardamom, some soft dark fruits, fig. Taste is similar, with less emphasis on the barrel, but still present. A tasty treat, will be great for the holidays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2348) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
This is so good. Pours a dark honey color. Aromas are honey and figs. Vanilla and caramel. Damn. There’s something in this that makes my cheeks pucker... And I like it. Honey, vanilla, bourbon. Everything good in life in a bottle. Thanks Adam aka maltser85 for another masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3334) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
30 may 2014, bottle. Amber, clear occasional bubbles. Honey, alcohol, toffee, raisins, cinnamon, apple pie. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sugary, apple pie, malty. Awesome! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6973) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Malty sweet and fruity, light toasted malts, light earthy and toffee notes, and a quick balanced finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle at the 11K/7K/5K. Aroma is praline, molasses, bourbon, and oak. Pours barleywine sepia with no real head. Taste is bourbon, cardamom, brown sugar, and oak. A little overwhelming for the senses and not in a friendly way. Just a bit too much spice fighting with booze. This was worth drinking 3oz. and then moving on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle at 7K/5K. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of strong cardamom, bourbon, oak, vanilla and caramel toffee. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Copper-brown body, thin light tan head, minimal lacing. Cardamon, ginger, oak, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, spices starts to get a bit abrasive with time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at clocks. Pours a deep murky amber with thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet maple, toffee and caramel candy. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel, light booze, toffee and light maple.

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