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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Measuring between 10 and 11% ABV, depending on the year, this barleywine was Real Ale's first seasonal product. It is uncharacteristically smooth for this style of beer, as it is created with five different kinds of hops. It also displays a rich malt character, and the healthy portion of hops gives it a distinctive dry and balanced finish. Sisyphus Barleywine Style Ale, weighing in around 480 calories per 12 ounce serving, is not for the faint of heart. Makes a great nightcap!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - MAY 2, 2013
2013. Mostly clear orange copper pour. Medium corse eggshell head. Good lacing. Very citrusy hop aroma. A slight alcohol burn in the nose and and good amount of caramel and raisin/plum sweetness in aroma. Heavy mouthfeel. Lots of sweetness. Dark fruits again. Caramel and toffee notes. Mild hop bitterness, but citrus flavors still come through well. Pretty neutral finish. Really good an will likely age very well. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (1022) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 9, 2013
2009 vintage. Hazy dark orange/ copper color with a small white head. Aroma is figs and raisins with some fruit cake notes. Flavor is dried fruits, very ripe orange with some alcoholic notes, bittersweet and smokey aftertaste, nice. Medium to full palate, alcoholic and flavorful but not extremely sticky. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from Pete and Gail from Austin, TX. Thanks! American pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a two finger off-white head. Slight lacing. The nose is mild orange, lemon and a slight vinegar smell. Taste is a combination of citrus (orange and lemon), malt and a surprising bitter hoppiness. It is a dry finish with some alcohol taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
this was my 1st barley wine,2011,, a year ago ,,, i wasnt liking the first few sips ,,, i recaped ,, and tryed in a week ,,,i liked it a bit more ,, i recaped and tryed again in a week ,,,, f-ing great,,,,,,maybe i got use to it ,,,, im looking for moore ,,,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5534) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours orange/gold with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit, caramel, and pine. Taste is malt, citrus fruits, pine, and some alcohol. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Nice nose of aged hops oranges marmelade caramel toffee some floral notes. Pours orange w a nicd thin lasting head bubbly lace and fantastic legs. Flavors of oranges marmelade candy fruit caramel aged hop bitterness floral a little fruit and pepper. Smooth.body hidden alcohol. Delicious barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle - nice faded orange color with an average head and dotted lacing. The nose is very hop obvious. Has a fruity backbone and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Great looking beer, dark cloudy amber with white head.. nice aroma with citrusy hops, orange, honeyed sugary character... pleasant mouthfeel, quite viscous, rich, complex, well-balanced.. distinct hoppy finish.. great effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2012. Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Pours a dark orange with a slight haze to it, with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy with a slight sweet maltiness to it. Taste is of strong hops and sweet maltiness up front with a lingering alcohol. Light carbonation and smooth finish, leave a pleasant mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2012 vintage. Aroma is resinous pine. Sweet toffe and Caramel follow. On the hoppy side but smells almost perfect for style. This is a seriously beautiful beer. Honey orange with steady rising tiny bubbles off whit head that is creamy and leaves thick lacing. Definitely on the hoppy side but when your palate adjusts a nice citrus sweetness with toffee and caramel undertones. Medium body for stly with some nice stickiness. A personal favorite barleywine.

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