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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Brewed in small 10-barrel batches with Certified Organic barley malt, this crimson hued ale has a sweet caramel nose with a zesty spicy, citrus taste. It has a slight hop finish and leaves a warm, tingling sensation on the tongue.A great winter warmer! Malts Used: Organic Barley Boiling Hops: Columbus, Brewer’s Gold Finishing Hops: Columbus, Brewer’s Gold, Perle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (561) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, sweet aroma and caramel taste. Malty; thick head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
Deep reddish in color... Aroma of caramel and brown sugar... Flavor of caramel malts, toffee, strongly bitter palate, more so than your typical barleywine... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft. Deep muddy brown. Smells sweet. Taste is tart with more booze as it warms up. Ok. Not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, 2011 bottle, listed at 11.1%. Clear orange, dark ruby almost brown pour with thin but lasting white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of red fruit, dark fruits, touch of spice, hints of slight orange in there as well. Taste is fairly decent, no sign of alcohol, with a mix of caramel, toffee, hints of caramelized fruits, hints of red berry, orange, slight spice notes, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2007, on draft. Cloudy amber with 1 finger white head, good retention. Oak, caramel, some citrus, honey. Subdued hop bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. I’ve never had this beer before, but this was really quite a treat. If the age really was 2007, it aged very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours cloudy copper, with an unfiltered appearance. No head retention. Aroma is good as it warms up, malty and sweet. Alcohol aroma is present. Taste like a fudgecicle. Slightly hot, chocolate, molasses. Hops only present in bitterness. A good beer for sure, but there are better barley wines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (1662) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours a light copper with no head. Aroma of malt and caramel/honey. Taste is bitter, malt and honey. Not so good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle courtesy of beerbastard. Pours a dark amber with moderate carbonation. Classic flavors of sweet malts, almost cotton candy-like, caramel, leather. Balanced by the bitter, piney hops. Easy to drink & a good, solid brew. Thanks Joel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odysseyalien (39) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Single bottle found at Cable Beverage, Nanuet, NY. I may also have had this on tap back during the Spring of 2012 at the Blind Tiger in Manhattan. When I found this at Cable Beverage though I wasn’t sure if it was a British or American barleywine. I almost never drink American barleywines as I don’t care to mix my beloved DIPAs with my beloved British barleywines. (American barleywines are usually hopped up compared to the British.) So it was a very pleasant surprise to open this bottle and find that it was only moderately hoppy. The head was only about an inch deep and dissipated fairly quickly. Lacing on the glass was slight to say the least but I have no problem with that. The smell -- molasses, raisins, dark fruit. The taste -- molasses, slightly sweet...just the right amount of sweetness to make it welcome as a dessert or after dinner beer or a nice mid-afternoon refresher. Was there some real age on this bottle to make it less hoppy and thus more pleasant? I don’t know. I do know that I want to get some more and open my mind to more American barleywines. This was a real pleasant surprise and I’m glad I found it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
12oz bottle that I picked up for $2.50, should have bought a whole four pack. I was a little hesitant given the high ABV but I love barleywine so why not tick a new one? Ruby red color, decent head at first but then it was only a memory. Initial aroma of fruit, malts, barleywine. First taste was cherry cough syrup but once I let it warm up it really came alive. Good flavors of fruit, brown sugar, barleywine, not really even a hint of hops which is fine. This is pretty good stuff, I might have to buy a four pack to age a year just to see how it does. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-22-2012 18:18:18

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