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RATINGS: 196   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2007, 1L bottle. This has survived 3 tastings unopened... but the title really sums up my week (figuratively), so I’m going to drink it myself. Poured healthy medium orange with an easily-resuscitated cap of yellowy-beige head. The aroma was a bouquet of sweetness, showcasing aged caramel, brown sugar, and redder fruits.. hops were muted, but gave some dry floral and earthy character.. sweetness masked the boozage nicely. The flavor had a similar malt bill that was sweet throughout.. brown sugar led the caramel by a bit and the fruit was much less pronounced.. bitterness was light with pine and citrus leading.. picked up a hit of molasses along with residual caramelly sugars and not-too-specific bitterness on the finish. Heavier-bodied with a choppy flow across the palate (perhaps due to age).. grainy and a little warm.. overall a very enjoyable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2007
1L Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a thin web of wispy white lacing head. Big fresh piny grapefruity resiny hoppy nose has a rich, sweet caramel maltiness for support. Body starts with a fairly full sugary carmel maltiness and big citrusy bittering and flavor hops. Finishes slightly warming and bittersweet. Seems a bit too fresh and unbalanced right now, but should age pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at LCRBM #5.
Hazy amber coloured with a thin off white head. Rather sweet all round with lots of caramel. Deep chewy malt with a bit of balance from some nice fruity hoppage. Bitter citric finish with a drying feel and an alcoholic aftertaste. Decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Big thanks to none other than the obsceneone. No better way to enjoy a tasty barleywine than by the liter swing top. Pours mildly hazy orange to copper with white head. The aroma is big with a load of pine hops mixed with sticky chewy sweet malts, mildly roasted malts and some caramel. This beers smells like a IIPA rather than a barleywine. The taste is either a IIPA or an American barleywine with a west coast hop slant. Yummy. I get a heaping helping of pine hop bitterness followed by sweet sticky malty sweetness. There is just a ton of pine hop bitterness that goes on and on and on. I don’t get any dark fruity esters that I associate with the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2008
Courtesy of Chris. Bottle was aged for about 3 years. Color is amber with thin white head. Flavor is dry and sweet. Aroma of caramel malt and light barley. Could hardly notice the 10% abv.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy of TBC. Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of caramel, lots of fruity hints. Taste is a little messy with a lot of chewy malt and some resiny hops. Average.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (6337) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2010
One liter bottle thanks to someone from awhile back- thanks man! Pours a deep bronze color with a large foamy white head. A great sweet BW flavor; rich caramel, loads of hops, sweet and fruity. The flavor is similar; a rich robust flavor of caramel, fruity hops, sweet candies and fruit. Very nice and well-balanced. Tasty, I could have drank the liter myself- thankfully I did not.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle:   Rusty amber, fairly cloudy and hazy, moderate off-white frothy head, decent lacing.   On the nose this already seems aged, malts that are a little dusty, slight earthiness, dull hop aspects.   Rather citrusy up front, not very malty, mild sweetness, some basement.   After having a bad bottle I am happy to say that this, while only about 1.5 years old, seems as if has aged longer but still has some legs.   A rather light and simple Barley Wine, clean, but not very big.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate... perhaps could stand to be a bit thicker.   Lingering citrus peel, not overly sharp... but thats about it.   A bit more hop and much more malt would make this an outstanding brew, but as is its fairly good.   Thanks Tom for the opportunity to try this!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2007 PP SAF Bottle from Beeryum, thanks: Deep amber hue with small but lasting head and some lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and resiny hops, bready and caramel malting, peppery and apricot esters, earthy. The taste starts sweet and thanks to a bit of spice, hop bitterness and fruity twang it does not become to much to handle. The mouth feel is sticky and lush with a cleansing alcohol finish. A good one that aging will change.


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