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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2011
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet (bottled June 4, 2010). Pours more brown than anything but appears to be a very dark orange with a slight off-white head. Aroma of big sweet toffee and piney hops. The flavor is really nice and surprisingly balanced between the hops and sweetness. After a few sips the wood and vanilla flavors really start to shine through and the alcohol warming really begins to kick in. An excellent barleywine.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
In short: A basic caramelized barley-wine with off-putting papery/oxidation notes
How: Bottle 750ml corked & Caged. Consumed approximately 6 months after bottling.. Bottle sent to me by footbalm, thanks a lot Eric. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose has typical slightly fruity caramel with some cardboard. Taste is as straightforward as they come. Slim caramel, some wood (nothing really bourbon here), some tobacco leafs, dried fruits. But what bothered me was the papery and buttery notes. Strangely my tasting partners didn’t seem to mind, or even notice those, but to me it was off-putting. Tasted like an old slightly oxidized beer with some diacetyl notes. Weird. Body was a bit slim for the style and the carbonation was discreet. Another disappointing beer from the big 750ml lineup of Uinta. This brewer is rubbing me the wrong way. But as a general rule, brewers give terrible massage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2722) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle. Thanks to Dmac for sharing this one. Pours out a moderate copper color (I guess hence the name) with a big head that starts to fade shortly after the pour. Aroma is of some bourbon, light oak, and some syrupy sweetness. Flavor is complex with oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, some earthy notes, light dried fruit and some lingering alcohol/bourbon on the finish. Overall a solid barleywine that doesn’t go overkill on the sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
22 oz cage & cork served in a tulip. Pour was ruddy brown with red highlights and very little off-white head to speak of. Nose is molasses, light caramel, bourbon, big oak, light vanilla, light apricots and an odd flatulence/food thing that ligers in the nostrils. Taste is wood and hops up front, than this recedes and a strong carbonated bourbon jumps in. This is followed by a bitter wood and date/vanilla finish that goes the distance. This is a very complex barley wine, and quite exemplary in some aspects, but there is something unknown, behind the scenes, that drags this one down a bit for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
22oz bomber caged and corked served in a tulip. Pour was a deep mahogany with little to no head or lacing and that was with a rough pour. Nose was oak moving into light bourbon and sweetness with hints of plums and pairs. Taste was full bodied with strong oak and whiskey up front with more sweet flavors following soon after wards. This was a good barley wine not the best i’ve had but was enjoyable

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Malty, woody aroma. Deep amber with off-white head. Nice chewy malty barley wine with light wood and caramel/vanilla notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a nice fluffy head. The nose is roasty with vanilla and bourbon, thick sweet molasses and caramel and a light woody hop note. The flavor is nicely balanced, big bourbon notes but it blends into the big body quite nicely. Finishes creamy with more vanilla and a little heat. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a yellow off white head. Malty sweet body, bourbon and vanilla notes. A bit sweet with fruit tones apple and dried fruits. Again a sweet bourbon and vanilla with a touch of oak, and a well hopped finish. One of the better BW i’ve had of recent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle GABF 2010. Pours a clear deep reddish amber with a thin lasting head. Aroma is big sweet caramel malts, molasses, warm bready biscuit, good fresh hops, and a restrained bourbon, and oak character- slight vanilla and burnt tones. Flavor is sweet fruity, good full big caramel malts without getting too sugary sweet, just a full complex sweetness with figs, raisin, then more bourbon, wood, vanilla, toast, ash and molasses. Good full finish- big but not sweet or alcoholic. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Dark reddish amber clear pour ... beige head aroma of vanilla and dark fruits, some fresh citrus hops and oaky .... tastes of caramel and dark fruits, with vanilla light bourbon and a hoppy citrusy bite to it more in the first sips before it settled .... dry fruity and grainy with bitter hop finish a good barley wine smooth and tasty


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