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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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!


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Orange-colored. Aroma of yeast, grains and some fruits. Sweet flavor with some yeast and grains. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
1 liter bottle acquired in trade with jimbowood (thanks!). Poured a deep and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel, and dark fruits. Hoppy. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, pine, and citrus. Light alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2009
I am glad I cellared this 1 litre gift from Captain Couger. I think it mellowed, with a bit more balanced flavour from the hops - not in your face from 90 IBU. Initilly a bit sour, then the hops kicks in, a lot of citrus, lots of malt and barley. Very drinkable though not the most complex or impressive barleywine I have had.Big white head on cloudy golden yellow body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009
Name: Donkey Punch
Date: September 22, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: huge dark caramel aroma with lots of earthy and citrus hops
Body: sticky body
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, lots of earthy hops for balance keep it pretty dry, the caramel sweetness comes in the second wave but the hops keep it under control

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: October 01, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac
Vintage: 2007
Score: 3.9 to 4.1
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, wispy beige head, layers of scattered drippy lace
Aroma: the aroma has more sweet fruity character and less of the huge hop presence until it warms and picks up a citrus grapefruit rind character
Flavor: the caramel sweetness is more up front in the flavor this time with a nice fruity character that keeps getting richer as it warms, the hops are still present and balancing but mostly in the background
Overall: swinging back to the fruity malty side on this sample

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: November 11, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: sherlocks
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma has a grassy hop character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: flavor is much more like the double ipa a lot of people see, sweet crystal malt and lots of balancing citrus hops, lasting bitter finish, just a little fruity character to be found in the bottle
Overall: bottle is an iipa whereas draft is a barley wine

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: July 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear gold, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet bready malt aroma, lots of floral and earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hoppy bitterness

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: July 20, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, caramel candy, floral hops, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy caramel, sweet bread, light fruity character, light earthyness, light balancing bitterness leaves a lot of sweetness, light peppery alcohol

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Tap at Taco Mac. I liked the older version better. This one looked nice, amber pour...nice head. Aroma leans to the hoppy side while there is a fair amount of caramel and syrup in the nose. I prefer my BW’s a bit smoother and a little less hoppy. This one is still ncie though. Hops offer up a nice bite here and the caramel malt keeps it a bit balanced...but not enough for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 Bottle... O-Town Throwdown Part Tres ... Hazy amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Sweet, cotton candy and tropical fruit nose. The flavor is sweet, but also moderately bitter and a touch acidic with essences of pineapple and grapefruit rind. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes fruity, sweet and fairly bitter. Thanks for sharing, kp!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Very nice peach, apple and strong malt aroma - only a hint of alcohol. Cloudy reddish amber color with nice big head. Slightly sweet peach/apple and malt flavor up front with a citrusy hops finish. Alcohol well hidden. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2007
1L bottle from TheBeerCellar. Thanks! Pours chill hazy medium coppery with 1-finger off-white head that stays arounbd a while, reappears at every repour, and forms nice lacing for a beer this strong. The aroma is huge hops, some hot wafts, and some tropical fruity notes, plus caramel malt. No noticeable heat until the very end, with flavors of heavy hops, tangerine, mango peppery, and malt notes. Indeed, this one is much more of an IIPA than barleywine, but it is great however you choose to pigeonhole it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9380) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
Small yellow rim over faintly hazy foxy-orange beer. Hoppy, grapes, sultanas, cakebottom, very American. Sweet-hoppy (yes...) with relatively little bitterness, lots of fruity esters as citrus and banana, without getting a Weizencharacter. Very well-bodied, slick to the point of oily-viscous. Excellent, if a tad to the sweet side IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
Thanks to yobdoog for sharing. Deep amber coloured brew. Very bright hoppy/minty flavour over rich pale malts. Loads of fresh spicy hops. Light fruitiness in the back. Finishes with some grapefruity flavour that isn’t really there in the aroma. Pretty by the numbers, but I quite like it nonetheless.


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