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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Rye Barleywine Style Ale. The unicorn may have finally found its match in Death Incarnate. But hold your horned horses, because the unicorn lives to rye another day! What a sickle joke! But, we arenít tricking you, this barley wine is a real treat, with a rich malt skeleton and a more than paranormal amount of hops. If youíre going to harvest soul-y one beer this season, donít fear the reaper...


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11729) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 291213

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (269) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Caramel and toffee in the aroma, pours a brilliant candy apple red with a orange head that dissipates almost instantly. Super clean front palette caramel, bread with a nice balancing bitterness touches of citrus and pine and a bit of alcohol really late in the finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle - Pours hazy brown with a ruby red tint. Nose is plasticy, oddly fruity, some rye spice, with herbal, piney hops. Taste is dry, spicy malt with grassy herbal pine hops, with some citrus peel on the finish. Real malty and a little too sharp. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not my favorite Pipeworks beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
I am not sure who shared this at Kyleís tasting but thanks to whomever it was. Lots of hops giving a citrus aroma and flavor, with malt taking a back sweat. Alcohol in the flavor and on the palate, similar to a double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2058) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, toffee, fruit, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, rye, spicy hops, and fruit; Warm finish; Fairly well balanced; Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
2013-11-15. Crisp red brown body with a nice tan head. 3+ Aroma is a pleasant hoppy malt melange. Light hop greenery. Mild fruit notes. 7+ Flavour is fairly bitter, lightly fruity over a malty core, lingering bitterness. 7++ Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Rather nice. Dangerously drinkable, it finds a delightful balance that is hard to achieve in this kind of big beer. Bottle shared by Ferris

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Shared with family at Thanksgiving. Deep brown color with a moderate loose tan head on top. Scattered spots of lacing stick to the glass. The aroma shows pine, brown sugar, caramel, and some orange rind. Big chewy malt flavors: sweet caramel, citrus rind, plenty of aggressive resinous hop bitterness, and light toast. This is pretty solid but it was definitely a beer Iím glad I shared. The heavy body is a chore after a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Poured from 22oz bomber, pours a dark amber, almost reddish brown like, light off white head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, aroma isnít as hop forward as I was expecting it to be with some of their other stuff and the description, but still comes across nicely with some of the rye spice coming through as well, the flavor has a good amount sweetness with mostly being caramel and malt, a little bit of chocolate as well in the finish, interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle shared by ferris - thanks! Deep amber pour with a thin tan head. The nose is awesome - lots of bright pine and some earthy character. A touch of heavy malt character. A little bit of chewy rye spice aroma with some orange peel and a fairly assertive bitterness. A touch of mintiness and some nice earthy hoppiness. Has some pine and a bit of chewiness. Pretty solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4968) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle - Malty caramel and earthy hops. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Caramel candy sweetness with a nice balancing bitterness and bit of booze in the finish.


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