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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
A rich, full bodied Barley Wine with a wonderfully warming character from the malts & dark brown sugars. Held to the light, its burgundy color is fitting for a bigger beer that has aromatics that hint of the oak, the whiskey, the somewhat sweet nature, and molasses that makes this beer truly unique. Using Stranahan’s Whiskey barrels, we aged this beer for 6 months to impart a small amount of oak tannins and the whiskey character that combine to elevate this beer beyond its original entry into this world.


2013 United States Open Beer Championship Gold Medal - Barley Wine
2010 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal – Barley Wine

2013 US Open Beer Championships – Bronze Medal – Barley Wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From a 750ml bottle at the DC tasting on March 25, 2016. Poured a hazy brown color with a smal tan head. Aroma was light sweet malts, some mild oak notes. Caramel malt notes. Woody character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Thanks Travlr! Slightly hazy brownish orange with off-white head. Aromas of honey, caramel, citrus, alcohol. Tastes of whiskey, oak, caramel, light roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Big malt and some oak and caramel. Hazy brown pour with ok head and lacing. Bitter and astringent. Light sweetness. Bottle shared at tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle courtesy of me. Clear golden amber color. Aroma has light spice, toasted vinous caramel Taste is bittersweet boozy vanilla and burnt caramel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6258) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On draft at 38 degrees Ale House in Alhambra. Pours a cloudy copper with an ecru head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 4, 2016
While Nebraska Brewing has proven itself to be versatile across the styles, it’s the rich, boozy, and malty styles that they consistently deliver on. Fathead fits perfectly in that area. The barrel aging adds some woodsy oak character without putting too much whiskey char on the body. There’s alcohol warmth and this is definitely a full-bodied brew, but it’s far from being crushingly heavy. Flavor has butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar, and hints of vanilla. Barleywines aren’t generally known for their subtlety. Fathead makes 12.1% smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft/Fest. A- Oak, butterscotch. A- Amber color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Butterscotch, complex. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Really tasty. The butterscotch and a bit of oak are about all that really stand out, but it’s easy to drink and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2016
thick malty sweet lots of bourbon oak. Heavy lovely. Big boozy and strong. Every thing I want in a winter warmer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2016
Tap at Imazato. Cloudy, muddy, medium brown with lace. Good nose, bourbon, caramel, wood, peaches, vanilla. Great barrel aging balance, wood, toffee, peaches. Great bitterness. Lovely stuff and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Cloudy copper pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, vanilla, and some alcohol. Taste is vanilla, whiskey, toffee, toast, and a little pine. Full body. Light booze warmth.

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