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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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The biggest farm animal to come out of the SweetWater Barn! We bucked up and threw everything, including the kitchen sink, into this "Jackass" concoction. At 10% ABV and over 90 IBU - You’ll know it when it hits you in the back of the head!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Courtesy kp. Pours a cloudy orange red with a small off white head. Smells of some hops, dark fruit, and maybe some molasses and raisins in there too. Malts are there as well. The flavor is much of the same. Has a lot of typical barley wine characters, but not as bready and yeasty as many others which I liked. The fruits and hops seemed to join forces to make up most of the flavor characters. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (1963) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Liter bottle at Logan’s Pre-GABF Party. Nice aromas of dark fruit and molasses. Similar Flavors with some citrus in there from the strong hoppy finish. Not Bad

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Appears a dark, orange toned amber with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild film. Streaks of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is caramel, pine, ripe fruit, and some grapefruit rind. Somewhat addictive aroma. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with more caramel and citrus coming through in the flavors backed with some decent piney bitters. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, slightly chewy, mildy bitter in the swallow with a hint of abv present.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Thanks Springslicker. A deep amber pour with not much head at all. A fruitiness beyond dried fruit that has na almost tart aroma. A semi sweet flavor that is solid with a very good bitter. Solid palate with good carbonation. A good BW that I think will get better with age. Thanks Jay

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
@Twains-on tap-pours a thin retaining light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet/syrupy fruity-medium malt. Taste is sweet/syrupy fruity-medium malt-nutty/roasty, some hops bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Poured a clear amber color with an off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma with fruity malt. Notes of peaches. Sweet and thick. The flavor was malty with some fruits and citrusy hops mixed in. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Beautiful, huge ass bottle from Jimbowood. Shared with Bartzilla. Aroma is pure IIPA deliciousness. Upon pouring this beer into the glass, it definitely takes on a barleywine characteristic. Flavor is hoppy, with a strong, rich malty backbone. A little harsh on the back of the throat, but still, a pretty tasty barley wine

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Hey... Naven and jimbowood, much thanks as you guys have given my liver a serious workout. That said, the fine line between a serious double IPA and a barley wine is crossed here. The bottle was beautiful and will serve many a homebrew purpose in the future. The ale itself was what one would expect from a fledgling brwery of such high caliber. Initial taste notes definitely spoke to me in barley wine tongues but the finish was a surprisingly refreshing tartness that beckoned me back for more. I would imagine, that with proper aging technique applied, that this would lose the hop value in favor of the grains over time, but the time to live is now and right now this was some seriously delicious beer. Kirk out.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2007
One-liter foil-clad swing-top bottle. Poured a very deep red/amber with little head (what little bubbles did rise were tan in color). The aroma was interesting - it was very sweet and malty (quite in style for a barley wine), but there was an interesting hoppiness and earthiness as well. The aroma also had a very subtle touch of smokiness. The taste was very sweet and malty, but a strong hop flavor was present. The hops tasted a little grassy, but mostly earthy and flowery - perhaps a touch of pine, too. On the tip of the tongue, the combination was quite complex. By mid-tongue, it was a very palatable blend of sweet and bitter (leaning more towards sweet). The finish was full bodied, but still hoppy. The burps afterward taste just like the beer did: very malty with flowery hops. The mouthfeel was thick, but had sufficient carbonation to not make it feel syrupy. Overall, it was a very nice barley wine. The hops provided just the right balance to prevent the massive malts from being cloying. I would have a hard time believing this beer is 90 IBU considering the strength (10%) and how accented the flavor is towards malt. But the labeling aside, it was very pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2047) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 25, 2007
bottle. smells like a IIPA. caramel and strong hop that is stronger grass & orange notes. flavor is hops, some strawberry. thin mouthfeel somehow. 3 7 5 2 12


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