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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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American style barleywine collaboration with Cigar City Brewing.

Ale brewed with pecans


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
750ml bottle. pours a murky, sludgy dark amber with a small white head. sweet nose with dark fruits, sugar, caramel and pecans. med to full body - very sweet throughout with lots of residual sugars. raisin, dates, light vanilla and caramel coat the mouth. sweet finish with pecans lasting through the ending. this beer is enjoyable and interesting with the pecans added, but overall is way too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a big thick beige head that leaves really nice lacing. Aroma is really hoppy, even for an American BW, with lots juicy citrus and pine resin up front. The sweet sugary malts are there with some caramelized pecans and hint of toffee. Taste starts with some abrasive hoppiness and has a bit of nutty malts and light sugar in the background. The finish is really bitter with hops dominating alongside a ton of booze, Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and comes across very bitter and sharp on the palate. This is a seriously hopped BW that is all about the hops and the alcohol, which is not hidden all that well. A decent beer, but not one of CCB’s best.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle… Lightly-hazed Longhorn-orange ale with a short-lived, taupe head. Good retention. The aroma is a malty, hoppy mélange of roasted tree nuts, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruit, earthiness, woodiness and resin. Medium to full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is boozy, more bitter than sweet and a touch abrasive due to what must be a substantial hop bill. Components include caramel, toasted nuts and earthy, tannic bitterness. Finishes bittersweet and a touch abrasive with lingering bitterness. I’m not big on American-style barleywines.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Big thanks to drabmuh for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass. Pours a slightly-hazed light caramel color with a nice off-white good and some spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose brings some pecans and brown sugar plus a light bit of caramel. The flavor is pretty similar but with a bit of alcohol heat, coming out more as it warms up. Medium body with good carbonation and a dryness to the finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3/24/12. 750mL bottle. I’m surprised this doesn’t have more ratings. Well, here goes. Rich brown pour, more red/amber under the light with a big tan head that cuts fast but laces a ton. Big sweetness hits the nose first, brown sugar and molasses, with tons of dark fruit and a distinct nuttiness, but I don’t know that I’d pin it as pecans specifically. Sweet entry of caramel and brown sugar with some dark fruits and then a SLAM in the face of bitter nuttiness, like chawing on a handful of the dust that’s all over a bag/can of pecans. The caramelly sweetness combined with the nuttiness makes it taste almost like candied pecans, which is nice, but the nutty bitterness, combined with the lingering hop bitterness, is a bit too much. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Nutty and strong caramel flavors make a nice well rounded barleywine, but it was maybe just a touch too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Date: March 09, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: opaque rusty orange, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet brown sugar aroma, earthy, light fruityness
Flavor: huge malt flavor, sugary sweetness, caramel malt, well balanced bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Sampled at the Trail Magic release party. Pours cloudy orange with small beige head. The aroma is sweet and nutty with some brown sugar and pecan. The flavor is nutty pecan-like malt sweetness with some botanical hop bitterness and a touch of pine in the finish. It gets a touch more bitter after a few sips.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours a very deep amber with foamy off white head that fades to a ring. Nose is dark malts, brown sugar, caramel, touches of pecan sweetness and some plastic alcohol notes. Very nice and sweet flavor with some earthy notes to it, not overly sweet. Ends a bit dry with booze. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3670) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
On draft at ccb, poured an almost ruby reddish orange color with aromas of hops, pine nuts, caramel, toffee, and malt. Flavor is much the same, and overly sweet and boozy.


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