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The Tap Triskelion Barleywine-style Ale

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Our English-style Barleywine is brewed with the highest quality English Marris Otter Malt and East Kent Golding hops. We had to perform a double mash and boil the wort for 3 full hours to get this rich full-bodied caramel flavor and color. We then aged the beer for a full six months so the end result is a beautifully smooth and lucious ale with a mild alcohol warmth on the palate. 77 ibu


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Hazy copper colored pour with an off-white head. Sweet brown sugar and toffee on the nose. A bit of alcohol, yeast, leather, and cardboard. Light grassy hops, too. Taste is a bit bland. Mostly just sweet caramel and toffee, perhaps some brown sugar. Fairly boozy, some leather, cardboard, and a bit of tobacco.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle from yobdoog. Thanks, Trevor!
Pours a thick, silky cheddar orange with an aroma of light chardonnay-soaked plumb, sweet and cedary bread, and attic must swirling around fresh timber. Very woodsy and vinuous nose. Flavor is full of fresh timber, light cedar, and hoppy attic air with chunks of light white wine-soaked bread and dark fruit. Very light fruit notes and heavy wood notes; I like this switch in flavors. I find, at times, the heavy dark fruit barley wines to be a bit much; but I like this one; the woodsy notes are much appreciated and pleasant, allowing the alcohol burn to linger in the finish. Slippery mouthfeel. I’d love more of this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from the brewpub on 07/12/2010. Cloudy orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet earthy and floral hop aroma on a caramel and earthy pale malt background. Sweet earthy and caramel malt flavor with some light earthy, floral and grassy hop notes. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
bomber shared by maniac. Pours a hazy dull orange with fair offwhite head. Nose is lots of sugary sweet caramel. Flavor is much of the same, with loads of caramelization, and a decent english hop bitterness do a good job of hiding the abv. Not quite pleasant warming sensation as it goes down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Pours clear amber into a snifter. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and oak aromas. Full with upfront hot, sweet caramel turning to bitter resin in the lasting finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2010
on tap at the brewery, where they seem to think that barleywines should be served warm. maybe a little, but 50+ degrees F is pushing it. the warmth brought out the flavors in this one, and the flavors were not very good. some sweetness and hoppiness, but also some unpleasant smokiness. the texture is thin and doesn’t hold its carbonation. barleywine is my favorite style and I couldn’t even finish this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Tap at BCTC 2009. Pours a cloudy deep amber with thin head. Aroma is caramel malts, honey and lyles syrup sweetness, with lots of warm fermentation esters- prune, fig, dried apricots, etc, brown sugar and alcohol warming. Flavor is big caramel malts, sweet brown sugar, some molasses, diacetyl comes in as it warms- butterscotch and caramel and hints of green apple skin. Nothing complex here- and some flaws.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2009
(Draught) Pours a cloudy deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, honey, raisins, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, raisins, plum, honey, and some herbs with a dry, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2009
In short: A generously hopped English style barley wine. Good brew.
How: Bottle 22oz. Vintage 2008. Shared at an informal tasting with a few of the Montreal crew
The look: Cloudy golden amber body topped by an off-white ring of foam
In long: A lot of sweet caramel with a crisp brown sugar sensation. Overall the malt side of the beer tastes like a homemade sugar pie. Then comes the leafy hops, quite a lot of them. Unlike most I like when my Barley Wines do not feel too sweet and it is the case here thanks to a generous amount of the leafy hops. The beer is too simple to give it high marks yet I could down pints of this things. At the tasting I noted that the hopping was really english-style and now I see that it is indeed an English-style barley wine. Triskelion! I didn’t even know it was a word. I had to look it up. Well, thanks to this beer I know one new word. And this is one that I will use as often as “please” and “thanks”.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2009
(BCTC, draft) Minimal head atop dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, cherry, earthy/grapefruit, light spice. Taste is medium sweet, straw/grapefruit, some caramel, light raisin. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.


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