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Portsmouth Barleywine
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle thanks to JohnGalt1 for sharing this. Pours out mahogany/brown topped with a nice head. Aroma is of caramel, rich roast malts, pit fruit, and a little pine hop. Taste is as the aroma but with some pit fruit sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a cloudy brown with murky red highlights when held to light. Smallish off white head dissipates quickly. Smells of dark dried fruit, caramel, toffee slight alcohol. Taste is sweet, a bit hot, syrupy dried fruit and caramel. Aftertaste of alcohol and a slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is syrupy Body is thick, carbonation is ample. Great sipper Still my favorite brewpub!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, malt and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is another from this house standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
22 oz bottle. Deep brown with some off-white froth. Nose is caramel, dusty attic and earthy hops. Medium light with moderate carb. Taste is butterscotch, apple, orange peel, grass and sweet red wine. A different take on a barleywine. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Appearance: Pours brown with a mere film of white swirls.

Aroma: Spiced pear and burnt sugar..

Taste: Brown sugar, caramelized fruit and booze..

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and very coating..

Overall: Nice, bold and balanced. I was very impressed with my first Portsmouth beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a burgundy body with a small beige head. Aroma of maple, plum, and raisins. Flavor of raisins, plum, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and dates.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Growler thanks to blutt59. The smell is fruits, malts, alcohol, and ok. The look is clear, brownish, and has no head. The taste is alcohol, malts, fruits, and good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Shared by ericandersnavy. Pours a clear dark brown with some ruby along the edges. Just bubbles for head. Some strong roast malt with something like dark fruit for aroma. Near full bodied with mild carbonation. Flavor is quite malty, but it is not really sticky. Lots of hop to help balance the sweetness - but on average itís a sweet sipper. A really pleasant drink, and the heat is just barely noticeable. Didnít notice it til I thought about it! Really good drink. Mouthsmacking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
(Growler thanks to blutt59) Pours deep red/brown with oily bubbles on top. Nose of caramel, toasted grain. Taste of lightly burnt caramel, very low pine hops, dried fruits, pears, and raisins. Very toasty finish, thatís nice and creamy. Good barleywine!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
growler thanks to blutt59. deep copper/amber with a white head. nose is hops, caramel, dried fruits and malts. thick and syrupy on the palate, flavors of hops, caramel and dried fruits.


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