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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ridge Runnerís big brother. Watch out. 100 IBU. 10%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very dark ruby almost brown with a thin tan head. Aroma was sweet and fruity (cherry?), with a soft underlying hoppiness. The taste is sweet, malty, hoppy, and surprisingly strong maybe with some cherry. A thick beer with a bit of a bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2008
The aroma is of malt and raisins and is carried by the alcohol. The taste is resinous and bittersweet. This seems like the kind of beer that would be better after a year or so of aging. Even now it is good if you donít mind the coarseness of the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle. Medium brown with small tan head. Aroma of malt, milk, caramel, and, piney hops. Flavor the same with piney lemony fish. Decent stuff,but nothin to race out to get....probably the best stuff they make.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle at BeerDig 2011 on 03/06/2011. Hazy dark amber body with a small tan head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel and fruit flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/3/16 3.7 On 03/14/2008. Hazy brown body with a medium tan head. Sweet brown sugar and molassas aroma. Heavy molassas flavor with light sugary notes. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Pours a darker amber brown body with a small tan head. Aroma is lots of sweet, sugary hops with some pine tones. Flavor is quite sweet and syrupy with lots of carmel malts, a big shot of one dimensional piney hops that donít really stick around long with a sweet vanilla and bubblegum finish. A little alcohol coming through in the finish. Deín the best Iíd had from Rock Art.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a thin off-white head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of fruit, toasted caramel, citrus, and piney hops. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and some light bitterness. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. Very nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2008
22 ounce botttle from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (March 2008), sampled at cellar temperature froma Maudite glass. Sooth light tan head starts at about 2 fingers and dies fairly quickly, leaving spidery lacing atop the near-opaque dark maple body....massive piney hoppy aroma at first dominates all else, but thick caramel notes show up before long along with lemon Pine-Sol; itís a bit heavy and noxious at times....I have less problems with the mouthfeel and flavor; the sweetness is restrained, the powerful hops helping cut the very thick and slightly syrupy palate....thereís an odd touch of mint at the front, otherwise itís citric, lightly woody and becoming just dry enough at the finish...carbonation low and fairly natural....not a great barley wine by any means, but the alcohol is barely apparent and itís quite drinkable and pleasant in a simple, rough sort of way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Bottle: Pours a transparent mahogany amber with clingy-lacing light tan head. Aroma of big earthy citrusy hops and lightly sweet toasty caramel. Starts fairly full and lightly caramely sweet with a big bittersweet grapefruity character. Finishes slightly drier and warming with intense bittering hop notes. A decent barleywine that should age pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Poured a lightly hazed dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with mild pine hops mixed in. Citrus and pine hop flavor with sweet full malt. Medium to full bodied with a bitter finish and some pepper from the alcohol. Nice warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle@Dr.Bills Poured orange with a thin head. Sweet aroma. A smooth and sweet taste that lasts.

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