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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barleywine ale aged in Canadian Whiskey Barrels


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at fyne fest... Deep red... Thin tan lacing... Soft dry toffee nose.. Big fruit... Big toffee... Licorice toffee dark roast

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (12485) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a copper color with a khaki colored head. The nose starts off with mild vanilla and whiskey. There’s some caramel and toffee notes, along with hints of oak and fruit. Mild oxidation is present as well. The flavor is sugary, almost a touch grainy. Carmel and sugar, light toffee and vanilla. Very restrained whiskey, some oak, light oxidation, and a touch of fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle from Beverages4Less in Santee, CA. Visit Fred and buy something. This is self-interest - not shilling. As his business increases, there will be more and better beers for me to get. Cap wax is challenging. Pours ruddy copper with a creamy off-white head - very little head. Love the brown shugga aroma. Near full body. Very creamy brown sugar flavor - fair toffee flavor - some wood, but it’s very mild. The whole thing is quite mild and rich, with virtually no heat, and yet there’s a back of the throat impact like taking a shot of clean Crown Royal. Which takes me back oh so many years. Finish is not nearly so sticky sweet as many barleywines. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Thanks to stefanje! Clear brown pour, white head. Sweet malty aroma, honey, whiskey, toffee. Flavor is a bit hot, sweet, caramel, whiskey. Not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9618) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8852) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
355ml bottle, thanks Kier. YEs I haven’t had this. Very harsh and fruity, lots of barrel booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/15/15] Draught at Toronado in San Francisco. As Twisted Manzanita Serenity. Dark brown. Sourish aroma with malt, dark fruits, oak and hops. Sweet-sourish flavor, a bit boozy, with malt, dark fruits, wood, tannins and bitter hops. Medium to full-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (8161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. 12oz bottle with black wax. Canadian whiskey. Mostly clear red color. Thin off-white head. Good lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Light slick. Dark fruit, caramel, some oxidization. Some vegetal. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, light spice. OK stuff. Not crazy. A lot of vegetal

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a mostly clear copper to bronze hued body with a small, but lasting off-white to tan head. Aromas are of whiskey, maple, oak, burnt flan, fusel (hot), sweet vanilla, alcohol and dark fruits. Flavors are of flan and burnt toffee, brown sugar, burnt notes, cola, sticky sweet, cotton candy, oak, toasted wood (caramel notes), vanilla, lots of sugar. Cheap generic candy. Big, thick and sticky on the body, medium to light bubbles. Warming. Huge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared by Keir at the hotel after RBSG’s grand tasting. Thanks, Keir. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Notes of brown sugar, toasted malts, and booze-soaked dried berry fruits. Some cardboard hints at oxidation. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty, dry mouthfeel. Not bad, but seems like it’s on its way out.


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