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American style barleywine collaboration with Cigar City Brewing.

Ale brewed with pecans

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6530) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle provided by Hopscotch. Thanks bro! The beer pours deep amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma is high malty and nutty with sweet cookie notes. Huge malty flavor with notes of nuts, brown sugar, alcohol and dark fruits. Sweet hoppy and ripe berries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1312) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Clear red with an off-white head. Aroma is honey, quince, brown sugar, hint of marzipan. Sticky mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate with a hint of balancing bitterness. Taste is honey, brown sugar, spruce, quince jelly, citrus oil, touch of booze. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (245) - - JUL 8, 2013
bottle shared by deyholla, thanks derek! pours hazy chestnut w yellow head. nose is raisin and booze, loads of honey. taste is more raisin and honey. tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6746) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy deep amber brown with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of deep grains with a bit of backing pecan and a touch of pine hops. Flavor has lots of grains with a bit of booze and just an underlying note of pecan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Aroma: sweet, lots of malt, faint nuttiness, chocolate, caramel. Appearance: murky dark amber/brown color, off white head. Taste: chewy malt, cocoa, caramel, sweet, some booze. Palate: full body, low-med carbonation. Overall: interesting, glad to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Appearance: Murky browns under a bubbly splotchy head that swirls solid and creamy with lovely lace that lingers and lines the glass from first quaff to last.
Nose: Woodsy and rustic. Dry brittle nuts – almonds and pecans – stale but in a good way. Nutmeg. Dry pine needles and pine tree bark. The nutty tannic stones of dates and prunes. Grape skins and grape seeds. Pureed whole apples, skins included.
Palate: Very dry which gives the body an impression of thinness despite the richness of flavors – very well attenuated. Majority of the flavors hit in the back and linger long after each quaff. Generic rustic bitterness leads into dried hop cones, brittle twigs and sticks, plum and apple and grape skins. Astringent. Faint juicy fleshiness in the middle of fruits noted above.
Final Thoughts: Intriguing, interesting, and quite enjoyable actually. I’m not a nature gal and camping isn’t my thing, but this beer truly brought to life the very essence of being outdoors. From the forest to the orchards, it was nature personified with an American twist thanks to the addition of pecans. A wonderful collaboration from two wonderful Florida craft breweries.
(An original written work by Beer Ambassador, LLC. Plagiarism is not tolerated)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a murky brown with beige head that leaves a low-medium lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, little nuttyness. Taste starts with lots of caramel, toffee, rich malts, a bit of nuts, dry fruits, lignt unwanted tartness. Full body with medium to low carbonation. Drinkability is ok but as i am going trough this bottle, the alcohol matched with the tartness brings a wierd sensation that makes it harder to drink. barnyard,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1438) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Nov 2011 750 ml bottle date poured Mar 2013. Pours a very deep dark red with a nutty and creamy looking light kahki head. Aroma is huge caramel malt, nuts, honey, pine. Smells very rich. Dry nut flavor up front that fades into sweet malt. Slight bitterness with lingering candy apple flavors. Fades into a nutty aftertaste. Hops were probably present when this was fresh, but are pretty subdued now. Sweet balanced with bitter rather well. Not a bad barleywine. A nice tick, too. But tough finishing more than 12 oz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Bottled November 2011. A: Pours a semi-clear amber color with a light khaki head forming on the pour. Recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace. S: Boozy with some dark fruit notes. Sweet biscuit malt body. There’s not a lot to the nose as the alcohol notes take over. T: Very sweet caramel with figgy dark fruit notes. A little peanut brittle with some sweet bready malts. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet finish. O: This was ok. Very sweet and boozy even after a year in the bottle. Pretty one dimensional. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
750ml bottle, provided by GT2, thanks! This one poured a cloudy brown color with a tan, wispy head. Aroma was some light caramel, toffee notes wit hsome booze notes. Flavor was caramel, toffee, some vanilla and a touch of sugar in the end.

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