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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Fathead started out as a Strong Scotch Ale but has morphed over time into Barleywine territory. This beer features an addition of dark brown sugar to boost the alcohol and contribute a unique caramel/molasses character. Hopped with just enough Centennial and Cascade to offset the slight sweetness of this big, warming beer.

DRAUGHT ONLY VERSION

2009 US Open Beer Championships Silver Medal - Barley Wine

Ratings for the Reserve Series (Barrel Aged) version should be entered here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nebraska-reserve-series-barrel-aged-fathead/111921/


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 75cl / Botella 75cl. @ Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo, Japon. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Malt, caramel, raisins, alcohol / Malta, caramelo, uvas pasas, alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
75cl bottle. Small officer head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, whisky, caramel, light honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, some whisky, alcohol. Medium-full body, sticky.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (414) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On draught. Pours jet black with a minimal khaki head. Nose is coffee and bourbon. Taste is moderate bourbon up front with the dark roast malt backbone coming through after. Creamy mouth feel but not cloying. Medium length finish. Very well made and not a typical barley wine. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2016
A better than average barleywine and decent offering from a solid brewery. Lots of caramel, honey, with a brandy finish. Tried at the Omaha Extreme Beerfest in 2016 with Jess and the parents.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5174) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2015. Comes reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, and some alcohol. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Dry, boozy and bitter, with a pleasant sweetness. Great companion to food, and very enjoyable all by itself. Plenty of floral elements from the hops, too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5624) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Sampled at festival. Dry and bitter, some alcohol and there are hops as well. One of the more dry barleywines I have had in a long time. Aftertaste is dry with more alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3506) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Cellared 750 ml. bottle shared at the Sheraton Madison club level lounge for a post Great Taste party among friends. Thanks Chuck! Poured to "on the rocks" samplers showing good clarity to the mahogany color, but very modest off white head foam, as well as light lacing, but some leggy coating on the glass. The nose was dark fruit as raisin and prune, caramel, with some brown sugar sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding a low hop bitterness, maybe just a touch of tartness that was effervescence assisted, hidden alcohol at this point in my day, and a very smooth mouthfeel. Medium+ bodied, with appropriate carbonation. Nicely aged, and a very tasty toasting brew for the occasion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2853) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Dark amber coloured body with a small tan head. Aroma of pit fruits, caramel and toffee-very nice! Medium to Full-bodied; Strong sweet flavour with good prunes and caramel in the taste. Aftertaste sweet and not bitter at all

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmykalH04 (35) - - MAY 15, 2013
A- pours a nice brown/caramel color with a solid tan head. S- I get the whiskey barrel on the nose along with caramel notes. T- Caramel greatness with a touch of whiskey and maybe a hint of vanilla. M- Very smooth coasting across the tongue O- a very well balanced malty barleywine with a nice hint of whiskey. Wish i had another one of these to age.


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