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Samuel Adams LongShot Mile High Barleywine

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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Ben brewed this ale to mark his 100th batch of homebrew. The beer is rich and malty, with a hint of caramel and plum. Brewed with citrusy American hops and a blend of six varieties of malt, the sweet and dark fruit notes in this beer linger on the palate.”

cking's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
"Cereal and citrus hop aroma that is subdued overall yet pleasant. Clear mahogany body, 3/4" tan head and great lacing. Sweet and hoppy feel, yet lacking enough depth to stand out. Caramel, molasses, bread, fruity hops and a hint of pine. Overall a nice but tame B-wine."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (4022) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle share thanks to Toby. Pretty average barley wine, nice aroma and taste. Not much else other than the celebrity endorsement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2014
300th rating of this beer! Bottle from the rotter. Pours a murky reddish brown with a medium, light khaki head. lots of tiny compact bubbles. Nose is toffee, caramel, a bit of bread. Taste is moderately sweet with a firm hop bitterness. As it warms, more chewy and caramel flavors come out. by now, all of the hops are bitter with a faint grassiness. a very smooth alcohol warming. This shit is pretty damn good for being so old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From notes verbatim on 10/7/10 A: Creamy layer over an amber ale with excellent clarity. Good retention of head. Little to no lacing. S: Good barley scent. Not much hop there, more English in nose to me. Nice, enjoyable. T: Very sweet. Despite my appreciation for the nose, this may have benefited from a slight addition of flavor hops. Otherwise, standard barley, malt, grain, sweetness. ABV well hidden. M: A bit flat. Slicks the mouth, but again, wish there were a hint more carbonation. D: Good barley for drinking now. Might entertain cellaring a few. Serving type: bottle 03-09-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice straightforward barley wine with some good malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle @ Aaron’s basement. Hazed copper pour with an off-white head. Sweet caramel and fruit. Plum, dates, and hints of citrus peel. Some grape/wine, notes. Sweet flavor of brown sugar and caramel. Dates, plums, and grape. Citrus zest, some sherry, and apple. Oxidation is evident.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Homer321. Pours a murky orangish brown appearance with a light brown head. Oxidized, papery, caramel, fig, dark fruity aroma. Toffee, caramel, papery, plum, light apple flavor. This one is done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A - Pours a dark ruby with an off-white head that melts into a wispy island of tiny bubbles. S - Rich malt, dark dried fruit, roasted brown sugar, alcohol vapors, over ripened grapes T - Toasty and complex, sugary sweet malt, chocolate, candied plum, deep dark cherry flavor, alcohol is very prominent, also has a nice toasted caramel flavor along with an old musky oak flavor. The delicate pine hops supports the giant malt compound. Mouthfeel is full bodied with average carbonation for the style. Aftertaste is of citrus hops. A very malty/complex forward Barleywine that finishes with a dry citrus flavor. This has lots of stories to unfold with age. Don’t pass it up. Serving type: bottle 08-13-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
14th March 2012
Clear amber beer with a big off white head. Light palate, a little dry and crispy. Very light malt with a lot of floral things going on. Very mild citrus underneath. Semi dry finish with mild bitter linger. The most floral barleywine I’ve ever had!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (691) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought when this beer was commercially available, tasted on July 27, 2012--yes, it sat in the back of my fridge all that time. Nice dark amber hue, large tan head that slowly receded with good lacing, vinous aroma with date and other fruity elements, creamy, smooth, but firm bittersweet flavor. My other bottle of this broke shortly after I bought the Long Shot six pack it was in, so I don’t know if this improved or declined with age. Regardless, not bad at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish brown with a huge beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sweet fruity malt flavor with lots of caramel and a dry slightly bitter finish.

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