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RATINGS: 110   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - 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 (621) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2012
750 ml bottle - sampled during our motorhome tour through California. Pours deep amber with red hue and a frotty light beige greyish head. Aroma: hoppy nose fo grapefruit and tangerine peel and peach. Medium body with a bitterness bomb and a slight sweet touch... Dr sweet finish. Loooong finish, taste is all about the hops. :-( this is definitely not a barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 nov 2012, tap at the Bruery. Light brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is nose is all hops: grapefruit rind and slightly resiny. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Kind of disappointing. Thin body and not much malt or alcohol flavor. It's all hops balanced but overpowered by sweet grapefruit rind. Lightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/bitter and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
750 ml bottle thanks to mashmaster. Dark brown color. with a lasting foamy head. Aroma is strongly sweet, mostly caramel but also raisins and a touch fruity. Not really anything I want to keep smelling but its not too bad. The taste was muddled and does not go down as sweet as the aroma played itself to be. Some brown sugar and oxidized port like qualities. It’s an easy beer to drink as far as alcohol strength and style but it does not seem to achieve much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a dark, golden amber color. Dark leather is a better way of putting it. Light brown, two finger, light brown colored head. Excellent streaks of lacing on this. Good head retention on swirling. S-- Big hoppy nose up front that drops off to Carmel, toffee, apricot and prune notes. In some ways this has a lot of a smell of a DIPA. T-- Hops up front and followed by a lot of rich, thick, and buttery Carmel backbone. Very nice. M-- Mostly pine hops in this. To me the pine is stronger in the mouth feel than in the taste. Pretty much medium feel and higher medium carbonated. A little bit creamy at times. Quite a dry finish to this with a pine and grapefruit punch. ABV is noticeable in the mouth. D-- Quite nice. Has a bit of the DIPA smell and feel and a lot of the barley wine character to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty weak spicy dark fruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2012
750mL courtesy of JMRSN. Thanks A: Brackish brown. Agressive pour yields thin, lasting lacing. N: Really heavy toffee and caramel nose. Some grapefruit and mango. Coconut. T: The nose matches the taste. Grapefruit, mango, coconut, toffee and caramel. M: Sits well on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel. Very nice. O: After 2 years, this is doing really well. Stomps Bigfoot to the curb. More please.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, grass, hops and cardemomme. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of cookies. Hoppy finish.


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