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Swamp Head / Cigar City Roosevelt American Barley Wine - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1297) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. The pour is a murky copper color. The aroma is that of a good barleywine, not much bourbon. The taste a tad bit of sourness to it, a faint bourbon to it. A little disappointed overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16435) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle split at RBWG ’15 hotel lobby share on the final night, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Rich amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is rich fruit rinds, spice, dates, light wood, caramel. Taste comprises fruit cake, caramel, dates, light spice, biscuit, earthy. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, subtle barreled close with light warming alcohol. Solid enough BA BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14594) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange gold. Nose/taste of caramel, toffee, bourbon, oak, old dark fruit. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18047) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle shared late night in the hotel lobby during RBWG 2015. Pours Clear amber with a bubbly tan head. Pungent caramel and vanilla on the nose. Big sweet flavor with more caramel, tannic dryness, brown sugar. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warm and sticky on the finish, caramel, toasted grains. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12137) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle - Sweet caramel an bourbon notes. Cloudy copper with a small beige head. Caramel, bourbon, cherry and Woody booze. I think a bit more age would be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear brown with small beige head. The aroma is caramel, raisin, brown sugar, bourbon. Medium mouth with strong booze, caramel, candy sugar, very sweet, vanilla, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Tasted during RBWG post-grand tasting shit-show hotel-tasting. Hazy red orange amber color. Thin ring of head. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Caramel malt, dark fruit. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Some heat. Quite some heat, actually. Drinks like 14%+. I wonder what the actual ABV of this is. I’d respect it more if I knew this was 16% or so. But definitely some heat here, without a tangible reason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Brown pour with ruby hints and clinging tan head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, dried fruit (raisins). Flavor is raisins, sweet malt, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. solid BW JCW

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
From the Vault Rate #1. Candy & Caramel. Pours a clear dark amber. Medium Heavy Body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
(old rating) Brown, hazy beer, beige head. Aroma of vanilla, cedar wood, bourbon, caramel, a bit "grassy". Sweet caramel and vanilla, wood, alcohol. It’s good, but lacks a bit complexity.

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