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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
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’Before the Dawn’ Black Barleywine aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Benzai. Pours near black with a small and short lived beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, roast, toffee, overripe dark fruits, wood and booze. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6966) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at SPSBF. Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark grains with caramel and bitter chocolate backed by some whiskey. Flavor is similar with dark grains and a bit of roast that is joined by bitter chocolate and caramel with a hint of sweetness from the barrel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
750ml c&c bottle shared by d-man! Thanks dmac! Fuck I was drunk at this point of the night, but this is what I remember (and I recall this being one of the best of the night). Poured black with ruby red highlights. Thin foamy dark tan head. Aroma of booze, caramel, chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Taste was really boozy up front, but finished with roasted malt, toffee, light coffee notes, and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (159) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark brown almost black. Smell of smokey woodfire and bourbon. Taste the same with slight alcohol finish. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is huge roast, liquorice, chocolate, marsepin and vanilla. Flavour is quite bitter roasty burned liquorice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
First off I’m not sure how this is a barley wine, it screams barrel aged Imperial Stout. Non the less, bottle pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, heavy licorice, and chocolate. Taste similar to aroma, very smooth with subdued alcohol, finishing with a earthy bitter rye spice. Overall very nice and easy drinking regardless if this is a barley wine or imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2012
[Bottle] shared by Caleb. Thanks! Pours clear black with a small, tan head. Aroma is boozy, some light soy, light caramel, a touch of dark fruit like dates and figs, and surprisingly light barrel presence. The flavor is thinnish, hot, smooth, lightly sweet, a bit of soy and dark malts, but followed up by a lot of booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
750 bottle shared by dmac @dmacs-still-black that sheets. With an aggressive pour it yields some tan bubbles. A-bourbon, molasses-dk malt. T-bourbon that’s still hot, molasses-dk malt, earthy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of grainy malt, chocolate, caramel and bourbon. Chocolate flavor with some booze and a bitter dark chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
sample at THT Movember No head. Clear black pour. Very nice brew. Good barley wine


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