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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Small Batch Series: From the aroma and notes of sweet honeysuckle, pineapple, and grapefruit, to richer hints of burnt sugar, and toffee, this intriguing brew is full of complex flavors. The distinct character of toasted oak adds depth and contrasts the light fruit sweetness. This unique take on a barleywine ale surprises with its smoothness and balance of fruit, hop citrus, and warming strength.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

ABV. 11.5%. Clear medium to dark orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, barley wine aroma, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dired fruit - riped fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft floral vanilla nose ... sweet juicy fruits ... vanilla ... toffee ... dull ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
(Bottle, batch no. 1) Pours a clear orange body with a tall dense off-white head. Aroma of oak, toasted grain, passion fruit, vanilla, lychee, pineapple, and toffee. Flavor of oak, vanilla, toffee, orange, pineapple, and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light pineapple, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pineapple, herbal. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2012
22oz bottle-pours gold with a rich offwhite head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, rock candy. Taste is vanilla, oak, rock candy, light malt, some resin hops at finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Griffin’s Bow
Date: December 22, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet vanilla and honey aroma, light oak, sweet fruityness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, lots of sticky vanilla, touch of oak, candy, light spicyness with a hint of peppery alcohol, trace of bitterness adds balance to the sweetness and keeps in in check
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a creamy, fizzy near-beige head. Lots of fruit in the aroma - pineapple I can discern. Full bodied. Flavor is caramel, astringent oak, and as the caramel washes away there’s grapefruit rind. It really is quite astringent. Interesting balance. Certainly not the standard heavy sweet barleywine. Pretty good stuff, and though the alcohol is clearly present, it’s not disturbing the experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a moderate to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit, earthy and dark caramel malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pineapple, lime, and tropical hops, fruity esters, oak, caramel and honey malt with vanilla notes. Flavor is malt dominant with caramel notes, oak, vanilla, toffee, tropical hops, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9061) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of oak, honeysuckle, vanilla, grapefruit, light pineapple and light toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, honeysuckle, toffee and fruittiness with a smooth lingering oak finish.


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