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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Intriguing notes of apple, cherry, and apricot abound from the long boil time, cool fermentation, and extended aging of this dark, malty ale. Celebrate this yearís release & save some for next, as this beer matures wonderfully when cellared.


Prufrockstar's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle to snifter, shared at home with my wife. Pours clear deep mahogany. Minimal head, dissipates quickly, leaving first a ring around the edge and then nothing. Aroma: Toffee, apple, cherry, vanilla. Inviting. Taste: Red-licorice candy sweet. Minimal hop bitterness. Palate: Full bodied, moderate carbonation. The sweet-sticky mouth-coating lingers long after the beer is finished. Overall: Drinking this beer reminds me of what I like about the Silver City Fat Wood Scotch Ale. This is a nice dessert to curl up with on a cold night like tonight.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1545) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
A decent beer, but a bit one note. Pours a very nice ruby red with little head. Smells of cherry and cider. Taste is similar, like smooth cherry cider, with white wine, some Jolly Rancher, vanilla and a sweet finish. Would be good with seafood. Had in the bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (362) - - NOV 23, 2015
11.2015 edition. Poured from a bomber on 11.22.15. A: Pear, cherries, raisins, anise, caramel, brown sugar, and banana. Wow. Super complex. A: 1/2 finger off-white head that fades to a small ring. Clear dark red body. T: Follows the nose. P: Oily. Slightly astringent on the finish. Light in the mouth. O: The alcohol just isnít there. This is better than the barrel aged barleywines that Iíve tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Clear red with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet with loads of fruit, especially cherry up front. The flavor is candy sweet fruit, like a Ring-Pop. The booze is hot in the middle and the sweet fruit mellows it out again on the finish. The spice slowly ramps up during the glass. Pretty good brew but a little too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1395) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2015
red gold pour. some tan head. Aroma caramel slight playdough breadiness. fruity cherries, alcohol foreground. pretty clean on the light side for 8.5 some yeasty cream.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4642) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Rated on 02-13-2015 (Bottle) The appearance is a small creamy smooth beige head that mostly diminishes, hazy amber body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is fruity, cherries, sweet, malt, spicy, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet, bready malt, dark fruit, candy sugar, and light toffee. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. A most quaffable beer with a good flavor and worth trying.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 13, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized dark tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light red brown colored body and a very good lacing. The nice aroma was candy spicy floral and bready. The sharp accents of a smooth mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bitter caramel hop aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of mildly acidic roasted malt cloves mild citrus toffee vinous spices floral caramel breads and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4269) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear reddish dark amber color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has a lot of caramel and bread to it. Taste is quite sweet and weirdly fruity, almost bordering on fruitcake. Weird beer...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On Tap at the Silverdale BP Clear deep redish brown,. Nice sweet malty aromas. A little spice and cinnamon. Rich malty toasted flavors. Smooth and rich. Not so big for a barley wine, but full bodied and soft. Nicely ballanced and getting even better as it warms up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (456) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle (12oz. $7.50): ruby color with one finger off white head the quickly disappears. Smells sweet ands tastes sweet too. Pretty good barely wine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Sellers, Port Townsend
Hazy dark amber color with almost no head. Caramel aroma and flavor, candi sugar, soapy, rather sweet, with some fruity esters; correctly bitter but with too much alcohol presence; overall itís just a sweetish beer with not much character, very American; not bad, but nothing special. Not an Old Ale.


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