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Phillips Trainwreck Barley Wine

Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Hereís a little something to stoke your boiler. This barley wine is full of rich malt flavours and deep caramel aromas. Mildly carbonated, Trainwreck should be served at cellar temperature (8C). Be careful not to derail your caboose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle to chalice Caramel, pepper, spruce Dark red with a thin creamy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (472) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Pours Amber, very littke head. Aroma of sweet cinnamon bun. Taste is sweet, slightly hoppy, wine. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (198) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours deep amber with good head. Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Sweetish malty flavour and not too much bitterness. A bit boozy on the pallet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red color with a thick foamy white head and tons of lace. Aroma is faint, but thereís caramel, vanilla, bourbon, bread and dried fruits. Taste is caramel, bread, dates and plums with a nice malt backbone. Carbonation gives the impression of burnt malt but itís still smooth with the alcohol warming. Overall itís a nice barleywine but a bit thin but smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Smells of toffee, barley, warm bread. Pours dark brown. Taste is toffee, alcohol, spice. Warming sensation. Not my style, little too toffee sweet, more of a sipping beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Bomber from local bottle shop. Dark reddish amber with modest tan head. Caramel on the nose. Donít quite know what to make of this so-called "Barley Wine". Flavor-wise it just ainít! Heavy caramel and chocolate roasted malt flavors are prominent, but it does not have the fruityness and hoppiness that I associate with the type. An easily drinkable strong ale, but not a Barley Wine in my opinion. I canít recommend it, frankly.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - NOV 27, 2013
2013 small bottle. Pours copper without much head. Nose is toffee, alcohol. Flavour is mineral water with toffee and spicy alcohol. Quite sweet, muted apart from the booze. Aftertaste lingers and lingers. This is simply a malt liquor of ales; the appeal eludes me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle - 2013 Holiday Edition - Caramel and toffee malts with a bit of vinous notes. Cloudy amber brown with a rich beige head. Vinous, dark sugary malts and lots of booze. The heavy booze burn finish is really overwhelming and makes this a pass for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Rerate - 2013 Holiday Edition and Beer 13 in the Snowcase- December 13, 2013 - still very boozy on the nose, but much more interesting on the palate this time around - cool malty overtones with a little bit of noble hop grassiness. 5-3-7-4-14 3.3 Had this in the cold fridge for way too long, so I put one of those crappy thermal stick on thermometres on it to make sure we were in flavour country. Figured a beer called trainwreck was worthy of #baddecisionstuesday. Big dark malty brown looking pour with a decent tan-ish head. Aroma is bourbon casky vanilla caramel, and booze. Medium carbonation, and high alcohol warmth. Little thin on flavour and overcompensated with pure boozy "trainwreck". Lots of malty notes lost in the resulting delirium. 5-3-7-3-12 3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours a mostly clear brown with a large tan head That slowly settles and leaves lace all up the glass. Aroma is kinda weak... It consists of sweet dried fruits, caramel, biscuits and faint alcohol. Flavour is fruity, caramel, sweet maltiness, biscuits, some chocolate, soft alcohol mixed with a mild hop bitterness. Not as bad as a lot have been saying though I herd it was boozy so left it in the cellar for a couple years and it?s a bit thinner than I expected.

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