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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Barleywine is a rich and heavy ale brewed to a high gravity. Massive body, mouthfeel and hoppiness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Intense alcohol comes on strong, but fades into a nice warming in the stomach. Smooth caramel and some cherry flavors, with a bitter hop finish make this a winner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 9, 2004
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date, but from dealing with the stores that I do, I know it's fresh. Fall 2003, let's call it. Poured out a muddy, hazy brown color. Major chill haze here gang. Not much head here, either. What head there was disappeared quickly, barely leaving a lacing down the sides of my snifter. Aromas are of yeast, mostly. Some caramel malts make a brief appearance in the nose, but the yeast is simply overpowering. Maybe they should consider filtering it. I'll digress. Not much in the hops department either, aroma-wise or flavor-wise. Decent enough mouthfeel, but nothing special here whatsoever. A mediocre barleywine at best. Get back to the drawing board, Moylans. Quick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5988) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Poured a reddish orange with a small tanned head. Nose is alcohol, and light hops. The taste was very citrusy but almost exclusively orange. The alcohol added some sweetness during the taste and finish. Not a bad beer but not a top of the line barley wine either.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2004
(No vintage information seen – Guessing Fall ’03) A vigorous pour only musters a tiny tan head on this murky orange beer. The aroma is sweet with lots of apple juice (wtf?) and some caramel. No hop aroma detected. The flavor is alcohol with some sweet malt but it really falls hard and fast. The body is full and on first tasting, the body raised my hopes, but the flavors never really developed. The finishing flavors are sweet with a bit of hop bitterness. Moylan’s, again, disappoints. Why is that all of their beers just don’t quite cut it? Especially considering it’s the same company that makes the Marin beers while are typically quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Pours a dark red color with a nice sized head. Aroma and flavor is dominated by caramel. Lacks the complexity of good barley wines. Decent thick body. Not terrible but not too impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2004
A solid malty nose with a dash of hops. Clean amber body with light tan gentle lace. Smooth mouthfeel with generous warming qualities.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jan 9th, 2004: This beer is a deep ruddy amber color with a medium thick light tan head. Sticky thin lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel, along with a bit of hops. Rich and smooth with a lot of malt up front, as well as some citrus and hops for good balance. The finish is lightly bitter and a little earthy. Overall another solid offering from Moylan's.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Pours a very thick redish mahogany with a thick head that leaves a nice lace. Scent is sweet with a touch of hops. Toffee is strong as are some fruits. The flavors really come alive as this warms. This is complex. Definate fruits; cherry and citrus. Caramel and toffee. When it was cold it almost had cocoa taste to it without any alcohol, but now that's gone and the alcohol is definately strong. Mouthfeel is nice and thick, very good for the style. Overall this is quite nice. This brewery puts out some stellar beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2004
hazy brown, off white head. mild celery leaf, earth and citrus hop aroma with some fruity malt. some figgy notes along side some roasted carrots. nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Nice dark amber color,small tan head that faded quickly leaving a nice lace behind.The aroma was malty and hoppy with maybe a hint of alcohol.The taste was much better,malty sweet,kind of heavy feeling with a decent hop presence and fruit as well.Mild caramel and maybe toffee with a good finish was malty and some what bitter.Very nice brew with alot of malt flavor and the hops are decently done,in a way to give flavor and not be over powering.The alcohol manages to stay some what hidden with only mild hints as you drink it.Very nice and well worth trying again.


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