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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 329   ABV: 10.98%
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We intended to make a traditional English-style barleywine. Then Mike found a local maple syrup producer and we topped off with just a touch of smoked malt . . . finishing with a very Twisted Reality.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2012
On tap at town hall. Find going on with the nose of this. Solid notes of caramel and toffee. A little on the sweet side. You can tell this is a little on the boozy side. Absolutely great nose. Dark red/caramel pour with a nice beige head. Starts out sweet and then finishes full any long with some booziness on the end. I love this beer. Just as much as its BA counterpart if not more. I would recommend this to any barley wine fan


3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2191) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft at TH. virtually no aroma. Dark copper body. Sweet and strong. Really nice. Warming, which isnít so great when itís 102 and humid out. But fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6067) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Glad I finally got to try the base, and I can see why I like the barrel aged version so much. Dark reddish ruby pour with nice creamy tan head on tap at the brewery, aroma brought big deep notes of dark fruits, lots of sweet maple, caramel and toffee notes, some bittering earthy and smoky notes as well, really nice and complex. Taste has a bit of heat but nothing overwhelming, a slight grassy note comes into sweet toffee, caramel, maple notes with a nice cocoa, earth and smoke notes. Very, very nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Date: February 12, 2012 Mode: Draft Source: Town Hall Description: Light brown pour with some head and nice lacing. Malty, hoppy and alcohol in the aroma. Taste was similar with slight bitter finish. Very nice barley wine that was not overly sweet as some can be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
growler... really good looking beer brown with amber, creamy tan head... the aroma and taste are all hops, this beer is totally out of balance, my senses are overwhelmed, a bit of caramel tries to help, but expectations but feel flat

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Poured on-tap at Town Hall into a 10oz TH snifter. A. Pours a deep hazy red, a nice 1 finger head that resides at a nice ring with amazingly thick lacing, really beautiful. S. Smells of sweet grapes, wheat, mild hops with a roasted barley finish. T. Tastes of nice heavy wheat, heavy grain, sweet grapes and some strong rye. M. Medium thick body, very chewy and thick, medium-high carbonation. O. A very good beer. Super easy to drink and very smooth. Hides itís 10.4% very well under an amazingly well rounded taste. It really does change as it sits on your tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Murky brown with some red in there. A little sweeter nose with not a ton of hop presence. Syrup and caramel in the nose with some fruit booze also. Flavor follows a little sweet, not very hoppy, overall a little to sweet but still a nice syrupy barleywine!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
(Draught at GABF) clearish amber with creamy lasting tan head. Nose of honey, caramel, maple, and creme brulee. Taste of big honey, earthy, tobacco, maple, pine, and toasty caramel. Creamy, ridiculous perfect linger and body. One of the best barleywines Iíd had in a long time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, bread, raisins, plum, light pine, and some oxidation. Flavor of raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, pine, grass, caramel malt, and bread.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (592) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
On tap 12/10/10....Rich, smooth maltiness. Sweet and fruity, this barley wine is backed with a nice amount of hops. Very strong and yummy. I had this as a desert beer and was awesome as a post-meal sipper.


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