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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Our spin on an American-style barley wine, and we we say "our spin", we mean it’s super hoppy. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Sterling hops, a real piney and citrusy flavor shines through the dark, caramelly malt backbone. Some may think of it as more of a double IPA than a barley wine, we just think its delicious.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2797) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
Reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, red wine, raisins and hops. Malty flavour, caramel and vanilla, light bitter, quite alcoholic. Light bitter, astringent finish.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of Klaas. Thank for sharing!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of Klaas. Brune foncée/acajou, col beige moyen. Arôme malté caramel en ligne avec ce que l’on attend d’une version américaine de ce style. Houblon se fait présent en rétro-nasal avec un subtile bouquet herbacé/fruité; citronné. Palais est ici aussi bien malté, caramel avec une effervescence moyenne. Houblon fleuri pour une fin de bouche collant aux lèvres, léger sucré/caramélisé. Alcool reste léger malgré les 9% avec l’amertume des houblons venant en retrait par rapport au profil tirant son atout principal du malt.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3686) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx. to – once again I am not 100 % but I believe it was Klaas who brought this. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Pours amber / brown. Smells a bit oxidized, creamy caramel, thick toffee and candy sugar, sweet with some leaves & herbs. Taste is oxidized, thick caramel malts, toffee with herbs, leaves, small gelatine like touch, light smoked herbs & biter herbs in the back, sweet sugar with fruits in the back. Creamy – dunno about the other commons but to me this is clearly an American style barley wine. Solid offering. Dunno about the super hoppy part, don’t think this is suppa fresh so it might have aged into a barley wine… mayhaps?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8123) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy murky opaque red brown color, small to medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a light sweetness, some alcohol, really barley wine-style. Full body, good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Great fresh hop scents and some citrus, taste is similar but with a little pine as well, it feels like a double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
18th March 2011
Cloudy deep brown beer. Two finger fluffy tan head. Light palate. Nice clean fresh malt base. Piney hops, with grassy spice. Good balance between the two - hugely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 From the bottle, dark brown pour and tan head. Citrusy hoppy and malty nose. Taste follows suit and nice bitterness. It’s ok fresh, but don’t age it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (501) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bomber poured into pint glasses. Deep amber/red color with medium sized gray head. Nose is hops and citrus. Taste follows the nose, with some malt in there too. Flavor is surprisingly basic. Medium mouthfeel and bitter finish. I don’t know how they can call this a Barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34743) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium amber colour with a average to small, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dried fruit - riped fruit, light roasted and chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, thin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120616]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2012 batch. Dark brown, but clear. Boozy nose, and deep roasted malts. A certain hop character on the nose too. Strong malt flavor, the hops nicely mesh, but it isn’t the easiest of beers to drink. Very well made, a great beer to age.


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