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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Barleywine that is an American style of a classic english ale. Deep garnet red color and rich complex flavor and body, wonderful aromas of dark stone fruits. "The act of being placed in a psychiatric hospital."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Revolution Brewpub, Chicago - 04/11/12. Clear dark copper with a thin off white head that clears to the edges, forms a small lake but retains fairly well thereafter. Nose of sweet caramel malt, dark sugars, toffee, spice, fudge, prune, dates. Tastes of sweet sugars, dark toffee, booze, dark fruits, prunes, dates. Full bodied with fine carbonation leading to a sweet and boozey finish. An OK barley wine but a little over sweet and the alcohol isn’t that well hidden compared to some others.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a clear reddish-bronze color with a medium white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of fruit and caramel malt. Full-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, resiny hops and fruit. The finish is malty up front with a piney hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear reddish amber with a tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was surprisingly fruit forward with sweet grains and a bit of alcohol. Flavor was surprisingly fruit forward as well with some red fruits joined by a strong sweet grain and biscuit backbone making for an interesting take on a barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6134) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Rich amber pour with a solid khaki head. Rich aroma of sweet and dark fruits with some berries, and plenty of brown sugar, molasses, and malt character. Rich flavor as well with plenty of dark fruits, brown sugar, sweetness, berries, and more. I dig it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Reddish pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor have a ton of caramel and toffee as well as some light dark fruit. The flavor also has quite a bit of alcohol and some light brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice barley wine, but not one that really stands out in any way.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Draft at the brewpub (Chicago, IL) with deyholla. Pours a darker reddish bloody copper, brownish hues dance throughout, quite dark with a bit of haziness, a decent frothy tannish head that dies to a film. Aromas are straight Minute Maid fruit punch, copious apple and red fruits, berries and grapes. Sweeter slanted for sure, with a touch of malty biscuit and toffee. Initial is too sweet, straight off the bat. A boatload of red fruits, apples and cherries, raspberries and grapes mesh into caramel and toffee malts. The beer certainly isn’t too thick and cloying, it just doesn’t come together for me and comes off pretty sweet. A touch medicinal, cough syrup, and biscuity and toffee malts. No hop presence really, as this beer slides to the back of the pack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub - December 27, 2010. Pours a reddish-garnet brown color with a single-finger white head. Pretty good for the style. Low retention time but fades into a nice collar. The nose is really quite nice with a good amount of dark fruits, caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. Really quite sweet in the flavor with some noticeable hops, though not too far over the top. Mouthfeel is nice with a creamy body and nice carbonation. Mild booze throughout. Drinks well. A full snifter of this might be a bit much, but I enjoyed the half glass that I had. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-04-2011

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
This one poured a medium red to brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of caramel and toffee, with resinus and herbal hops there too. Flavor was very sweet and boozey, almost no amount of hops could cover this up. Just too much and not nearly attenuated enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Draft at rev, pours glowing golden amber with off white head. Nose has bubblegum, citrus, melon, and cotton candy. Flavors of over ripe honeydew, cotton candy, bubblegum, fusel alcohol. Sweet syrupy body, big boozy mess down the throat. this is an example of how American barleywines go wrong, lacking bittering hops and poor fermentation. Hopefully, they’ll fix this on their next go round.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Thin caramel appearance. The head dies quickly but leaves spotty lace. There’s lots of molasses sweetness and alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is a little better with some oakyness and hop resin. Overall its a sweet alcohol heavy rich beer.


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