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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Barley Wine Style Ale is a big beer made with six different malts (Pale Ale, Crystal, Caramunich, Wheat, Chocolate and Roasted Barley) and balanced with a very full hop charge of Summit, Challenger and Fuggles hops. It is a deep reddish brown color with a complex fruity nose, a very full body, and an interesting balance between grains and hops which ends with a pleasing dry taste. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.5% alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Pugsly Barleywine
Date: February 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, touch of buttery sweetness melds well with the rich caramel, light fruityness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, touch of rich chocolate, nice fruityness, well balanced earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2009
Dark brown with red glimts and a medium beige head. Aroma had roasted malt,c aramel and plums. Flavour wass sweet and full bodied, caramel, plums and mild chocolate and breadish notes. Finished sweet and full. Found hints of hops in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 Tasting at Brewtopia. First rating, hopefully my memory and notes will do it justice. Poured a cloudy amber color. Aroma hits with a great dose of floral hops and then the caramel, toffee and fruit hits home. The flavor is a great combination of some floral and spicy hops with some sweetness of caramel, sugar, and fruit. The bottles they were serving were very fresh and I had to agree with the Shipyard people that I spoke with that this will be amazing in a year or two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Draft… Pours very dark with ruby highlights when held up to the sun. Creamy, fat-bubbled, off-white head. Incredible retention (wish I had that kind of staying power ;?)). Vinous, dark-roast aroma. Not really what I would consider a barleywine-like nose, but nice nonetheless. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. Sweet caramel and chocolate with a dab of molasses and a puff of smoke. Bitter-sweet finish. Not many characteristics of a barleywine are offered here…probably why I really like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle @ home. Very deep, dark maroon appearance with a tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Quite sweet, fruity, light wheaty, mild hoppy nose with hints of strawberries and some earthiness. Very sweet, full bodied, lightly red fruity, earthy hoppy, slightly wheaty, lightly boozy flavor. Sweet, fruity, earthy hoppy, slightly boozy finish. Mild yet fairly interesting barley wine. I enjoy the touch of wheat malts as it added a very unique flavor to the mix. I do think that it could use a little more aggressive hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a very deep amber color, almost brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, chocolate, roast, and some smoke. Tastes of caramel, lighter dark fruits, nuts, chocolate, and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
A decent beer, brought in to the LCBO for a decent price of $8. Not what I expect from an English barleywine, very bitter finish, dark bodied, chocolate malts. Let’s see how my aged bottle from Maine holds up over the years.Above average carbonation. Good ingredients, but Not as drinkable as it could be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9812) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Sample at the Barley Wine beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 01/14/10. The brew is a mostly clear dark brown color with red around the edges. Thick khaki head that recedes steadily, and sticky patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit, and hops. A bit of leather as well. The finish is roasted malt with a lingering fruit left behind. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Deep brown beer with a thin white head. Aroma is a strange mix of sweet caramel, brown malt and wet dog. Salty and quite bland without any real hoppy flavour. Boozy with a touch of toast. A touch of dry cocoa but nothing really comes together. Really shitty barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2009
65 cl bottle thanks to deft!
BB 10.04.30
On June 22, 2009
First time I’ve seen a barley wine with a twist off cap...
Clear dark red to black color, brown head. Sweet, lactic, butterscotch, alcohol, licorice scent. Lactic, salty, alcohol, grainy, malty taste. Coffee and roasted aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.Peppry alcohol.
More of a stout or porter than a barley wine, though still enjoyable.

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