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RATINGS: 111   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Brown pour. Creamy, yellowish pour. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, toffee, golden raisins. Sweet flavor, some citrus hops, brown sugar, bready notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5288) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Sampled on 8/6/2011. This Barley Wine pours a medium reddish amber color from a 750ml bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with nice lacing and long lasting retention. The aroma is caramel, fruity, sweet, bready, raisins and citrus. A medium to full bodied Barley Wine. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice carbonation. Somewhere between a Barley Wine, Double IPA and a American Strong Ale. It has aspects of all three. A lot more hoppiness in the taste than the aroma. Nicely balanced. Hides the alcohol well. But there is a touch of alcohol hotness/bite at the finish. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, yet there is some sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and a lot of dark fruit and some alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of brown sugar and toffee and caramel malt. The hops are also present in the flavor and contribute some grassy and piney notes. The alcohol is present but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2011
bottle... dark brown, murky not crisp, light tan head good, not great looking but good retention... the nose is really nice, smells like a classic barley wine but done really nice, some nice molasses with a great hop finish, classic... the taste doesn’t come through as nice, disappointed, way to hoppy and the hops are a touch generic, not malt at all, bitter finish... good start but didn’t finish... this grows on me after awhile

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to exiled. Deep clear orange brew with some nice white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, and pine hops - very malt forward. Taste is bitter with lots of caramel malt with sticky citrus and pine hops. ABV more apparent as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of oak, raisins, molasses, caramel, and pine. Flavor of caramel, oak, toffee, citrus, and herbs with a moderately bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy exiled. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is dark malts with sharp hops. Some syrupy notes. Sharp smell. Flavor is dark malts with a maple syrup flavor with earthy hops. Hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2011
750 ml bottle from peteinSD. Clear deep amber/copper with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, pine, dark fruit and citrus. Flavor is lightly sweet caramel malt with some pine resin hop bitterness and a very faint alcohol presence. Medium to full body with average carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouth feel. Great beer, reminds me of a slightly richer Bigfoot. Thanks Peter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle shared at the CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours brown with some beige head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, candy. Taste is fairly full bodied, malty with a light bitterness. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4192) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750. Malty and sweet barley wine. The caramel stands out and gives the body its taste. Excellent balance. Very drinkable.


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