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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Organic brown sugar and Centennial hops give this english style barleywine itís smooth finish and extra alcohol. At a hefty 10.2% this miraculous beer is a tribute to North Americas largest Salamander, the Hellbender. A donation of $1.00 per bottle will be made to Wild South; a non- profit grassroots organization whose mission is to inspire and empower people to protect and restore the native ecosysyems of the southeast.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
On draught at Barleys, Asheville on 7 July 2006 (at 9.5%). Dark copper colour. Sweet as hell with lots of hops. Thereís a big, rich treacle character. Also orange peel and chocolate orange. Some spices and fruit cake too. Full, rich mouthfeel. Hardly subtle - I guess itís not meant to be - but very interesting and packed with flavour, if maybe a little too rich and sticky to retain drinkability. Nice to sip and savour though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7157) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2008 (I think) 750mL bottle. Poured a lovely shade of clear garnet with a creamy, sticky, well-retained beige head. The aroma was on the sweet side with aged darker fruits, vinous notes, and molasses leading.. almost syrupy, with a hint of aspartame on the back.. the sweetness did mask the warmth well. The flavor found a lot of sugars at the core, with molasses, green grapes, and English toffee at the forefront.. not much bitterness to note, but apparent degradation hinted that there was some a year or two ago.. warmth rode out the finish over a grainy bed of fruit and toffee sugars.. an odd sharper bitterness popped up right at the very end, knocking it down a notch of enjoyment. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation fighting with the sharp stuff at times.. thick and almost chewy over the last fifth or so, making it a little hard to get down.. warmed up the belly.. not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
750ml bottle: Pours a transparent amber ruby with a wispy-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and fresh grapefruity hops with a touch of alcohol. Starts fairly full and sweet with an earthy resiny piny bittering and flavor hop balance toward a drier bittersweet finish. Pretty well-balanced and crisp. This should age pretty well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Courtesy of tpd975. Thanks again, you rock!!!! Pours clear deep copper with tall rocky tan head. The mild aroma has deep sweet maltiness, some dark fruity esters and a muted pine hop note. Overall a mild aroma for the style. The taste is malt and pine hops before sweet sweet caramel malts and very dark fruity esters rise up and take over the flavor. The taste is pretty bold but lacks the full dark fruity esters and caramel depth of an English styled barleywine and lacks the hops to be an American or west coast version. So it is in the middle and tasting pretty darn nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6800) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2008
Pour brown. Aroma, fruity (remidned me of kiwi).hops and caramel malts. Taste, caramel malts, grains, some roastiness, light chocolate malts. Fruity taste is closer to some sweet dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
22 oz. bottle via NC trade- thanks again, John! Pours a clear copper with a small, wispy off-white head that quickly settles into a film. Aroma of caramel, some grassy and herbal hops, grapefruit, raisins, wood, and light florals. Flavor of caramel, grass, mellow spice, dates, resin, nectar, honey, and wood chips. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, resinous mouthfeel. Some bitterness on the finish. Excellent barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at Pisgah during RBWG. Very sweet taste up front... Maybe the sweetest beer Iíve had all day. Clear dark red color. Thin khaki head. Some ropes and dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lightly creamy carbonation. Light bite to the taste. Lightly slick. Some tropical, red fruit, spicy malts. Alright scotch / winter / whatever type of ale this is.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chris!   Nice English style Barley Wine, caramel, toffee, musty, with some Olde Ale notes with dark pitted fruit.   Smooth, low hops, sweet bready maltiness.   Great stuff.   My kind of Barley Wine!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6169) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
22, capped. Thanks, RiversideAK! Pours murky dark brown. Thin gray rim. Mild brown sugar, caramel, and cinnamon nose. Creamy medium body. Caramel, butterscotch, and cinnamon again on the mid-palate. Some resiny bitterness creeps in at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
bottle. April 2008. Pours a slight murky amber brown, sweet rich malty aroma, brown sugar notes. Lacking richness of an English BW & hoppyness of an American BW. Higher carbonation than expected. OK


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