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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barleywine ale aged in Canadian Whiskey Barrels


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Aroma of hoppy pine, brown sugar, and candied carrots. Pours hazy orange with slight film. Taste is hoppy with pine, candied yams, and bourbon. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber, brown color with an off white head. Vanilla, some wood, caramel, dark fruits, and whiskey. A little sweet, but not cloying with some alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Body is an Amber sunburst with a thin off white ring around the upper edge of the spot where the beer meets the glass. I like the aroma on this quite a bit, caramel sweetness with some whiskey whispers. Caramel rolled in brown sugar, whiskey and oak are prominent (<3), not as deep and rich as the aroma indicated but just as sweet and alcoholic, the strong alcohol is nice just needs a bit more richness. Mouthfeel is granular medium-dense. I liked this beer, if you like alcoholic barleywines you should go buy some.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured clear, fiery orange with a short-lived, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up very sweet whiskey, bourbon, and caramel sugars with warm alcohol and a touch of citrus around.. big, bold, and very sweet. The flavor found toasted toffee, sweet caramel, and lesser nutty malts at the core, with peppery whiskey, tart oak, and a hit of citrus around.. finished warm with a lot of tart whiskey barrel and residual sugars. Heavier-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. good feel overall, but a bit too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1583) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Deep brown-red murky pour. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin/plum, aged hops, light whiskey and a healthy dose of booze. Flavor is surprisingly smooth compared to the nose. Gentle toasted malt, light caramel and brown sugar, some dark fruit and a mild bourbon/whiskey finish. Nice attenuation, not overly sticky or sweet. Some lingering whiskey. Pretty solid, but a little choppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle, thanks Alex. Pours cloudy orange/brown, with a very slight, off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, whiskey, and some fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruit, alcohol, and smaller amounts of whiskey and wood, Medium to heavy body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Deep brown, cream head. Nose is alcohol, vanilla, whiskey, leather, and more alcohol. Chewy palate, heavy Bourbon, wood, vanilla, alcohol, sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish amber, soapy white bubbles. Nose of rich whiskey, vanilla bean, light alcohol, complex but hard to describe. Taste of wood, whiskey, not super rich, alcoholic, raisin, medium body, alcohol linger.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle from Sprouts Eastlake: Liquid appeared as a tea brown hue and was topped by a fizzy head which eventually flat lined. In the aroma my nose picks up on a wide assortment of scents with the first being a thick base of caramel/toffee like malts while a bold smell of sour grape juice and raisins dominate. The flavor is sweet with a sugary taste of caramel while a background of sweet raisins and dark rich plum thrive. This is heavy hitting sweet barley wine but somehow stills falls short of being a home run.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5063) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Whiskey looking, smelling, and tasting. Fruit is light and malt s very hig hete. Vanilla and light wood notes. Hops are not tasted.


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