Portsmouth Barleywine
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Growler kindly shared by Jason! The beer pours to a deep mahogany body with a creamy khaki head. The aroma is sweet barley sugar and light tobacco. Some grassy hops and molasses. The flavor is fantastic. Very, very easy to drink. Deep malt flavors and sweet barley. Tobacco and a light molasses. Rich but finishes clean. 11+%? seems more like 4.5%. :) The beer may be the most session-able high ABV one Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours a dark tawny color. Notes of burnt hard caramel candies, and flowers. Medium sweet mouthfeel and decent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Growler thanks to blutt59. Clear garnet with no head. Aroma is butter, caramel, raisins, Flavor is cherry, dark fruits, caramel and raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
growler via trade with jblauvs, pours a muddy brown with no head, aromas of brown sugar and some fruit. flavors of brown sugar, dark fruits and flan or custard, sweet thick finish, nice sipper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Growler thanks to blutt59. Pours with a minimal tan head over a brown body. Aroma of alcohol, brown sugar and a ton of dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, soggy grain and burnt flan. Syrupy mouthfeel and light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrsUghsmash (24) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Growler. Pours cherry/burgundy. Iím sick so I canít smell much on it. Tastes rich, but extremely smooth. Would never know that it has as much alcohol as listed. A little bit sour at the end. Good molasses taste to it. Extremely tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Growler! Poured a rich shade of dark brown with a moderate cap of beige head. The aroma picked up warm, aged caramel, molasses, and a touch of dark fruit with alcohol undertones and leafy hoppage.. very good stuff! The flavor found well-caramelized biscuit and molasses malts with lesser caramel and fruit.. dry, earthy spices and brown sugar around.. alcohol warmed it up, but nowhere near the supposed 11.5%! Heavier-bodied and very malty overall on the palate.. balance was spot-on, and this is one thatíll sneak up on you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Thanks Josh for sharing this 22oz bottle. Poured a deeper amberish / brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of nuttiness, chocolate, caramel, and dark fruits. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, nuts, and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing. Pours a deeper brown with amber notes and a medium bubbly tan head. Aroma of tobacco, dark fruits, nuts, toffee and lightly toasted malt. Flavor of dark fruits, toffee, tobacco, raisons and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Red brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, dark fruits, nuts, wood, and alcohol. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, dried fruits, toffee, tobacco, pine and light alcohol.

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