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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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.

Gravelle's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 28, 2012
Another solid release like every year from Phillipsís barley wines. Delivers on all accounts, without overwhelming you with a boozy bomb. Mild hoppiness and malty balance. Every year, never lets me down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Hazy amber-brown. No head worth worrying about. Aroma is an assortment of stewed fruits. Some light malty-fruity stuff, but faint and without any distinctive character. Overall bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (1030) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
Visual: Pours beer bottle brown with barely any head, a very thin layer of micro retention, lots of large CO2 fast streams. Nose: brown sugar, caramel malts. (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: thick viscosity, micro fizzy, boozy-tangy Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-sweetness mixed with alcohol detection, sustained creamy, (MAIN) brown sugar, toasty-roasty barley malts Finish: dark fruit, alcohol bitterness, alcohol throat warmth, dry hoppy bitterness, malty sweet finish. Summary: Plenty of very sweet and alcoholic malts in this one. Some complexity in texture and alcoholic jolt, decently rounded. I probably wonít specifically remember this one but it was solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (318) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle into snifter. Pours a clearish reddish amber colour with no head. Aroma is a little fruity. Taste is jammy with a little alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3249) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Cooper body. Not much head or lacing. A slight sweet malt dried fruit aroma but subtle. Taste is slight sweet malt, some bitterness, cola, and a boozy finish. Okay but not entirety successful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (2647) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a copper colour. Aromas are dried fruit...thatís about it. Flavours are dried fruit..maybe some vanilla. But mostly itís just boozy. Not that successful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1807) - 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 (571) - 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 (257) - 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

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