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Millstream Dan’s Barleywine

Millstream Dan’s Barleywine
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
A thick tan head stands atop a clear brown beer. Aromas of plum dominate the glass, with subtle bitterness supporting the large body. This beer is a blend of two and three year old batches. Beware the alcohol, as it hides within the myriad of flavors to warm the throat at the end of the taste.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
Blended from two-year and three-year batches, the barleywine poured a deep dark sienna, lightly hazy, with persistent creamy head. It also leaves a little reminder on the inside of the glass. The rich, round aroma is a treat: chocolate caramels (so good), coffee, and hazelnuts. Despite the intensity of the aroma and alcohol, the flavor is light and balanced. Major coffee flavor dominates, with a roast and caramel malt character that reminds me of burnt cookies. Both malty and pleasantly bitter, “Awesomeness” is thick and coats your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Draft at Millstream Beer & Chocolate tasting event. Poured an opaque dark brown color with a light brown head. Pleasant aromas of black cherry, raisin, and subdued molasses. Full bodied and delicately sweet with alcohol warmth and flavor. I tasted toffee, raisin, light molasses, and fig.

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