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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Moerlein Barbarossa is slow-aged with a deep reddish brown color and a malt aroma derived from Munich dark malt. The balanced finish invites a toast to the return of a legend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2008
Draft at Arnold’s tapping party. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium nutty, toasted malt aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear brown with only a tiny bit of beige foam. Nice malty caramelly aroma with nuts and notes of toast and chocolate. Sweet caramelly malt flavor with some toastiness and a slightly drier finish with a bit of roastiness and light herbal hints. Medium-bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with alexsdad06 (thanks!). Poured a deeper amberish color witha smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light smoke, grains, and light nuts. Tastes of roast, chocoalte, and some graininess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2016
This brew is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and dark fruit. Light-bodied with a sweet caramel malt character, with a bit of fruit and floral hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010
Name: Barbarossa
Date: May 24, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Nutty chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut brown with moderate tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt flavor with a lightly bitter herbal hops finish. Nice body. An excellent dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle. Somewhat hazy red/maroon color, minimal off-white head. A couple nice thick horizontal ropes of lace. Moderate to light carbonation. Unusual fruity taste, like prunes or other dark fruits, maybe cranberry juice. Pretty much no alcohol taste [I was expecting a higher ABV due to this being called "double-dark" ] but there’s a thick fermentiness. Taste is sweet, some sour, lighter bitter. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draft, once at Hyde Park Blast and once during Prohibition Resistance Tour in Cincinnati. Pours brown with short foamy off-white head. Nutty, malty, slightly syrupy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep copper color with a small diminishing beige head. The aroma is moderately sweet toasted malts. The flavor is more toasted malt, light nut character, light chocolate, and some watered down cola sweetness. Medium bodied. This is decent, but not up to some of the earlier beers they have released in the past year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8114) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent orangish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes semi-sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Good on the palate. A solid example of the style.

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