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Upright Sole Composition: Barleywine (Big Bottom Barrel-Aged)

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9423) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
deep caramel brown pour, off white head. Man this is good. Rich caramel and toffee, whiskey, rich vanilla, oak, brown sugar. Hints of hops but this beer is smooth and really nice to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
750mL bottle sample courtesy of dak, thanks. It pours with a murky deep amber body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth notes of spicy oak, subtle booze, some pine hops and then various mild sweet molasses to malt notes. The taste is very much like the Bull Rush version but this barrel treatment has rounded out and smoothed over the whole experience. I get smooth sweet molasses and malts blending with pine hops and spicy oak. In the background murmurs some soft booze notes. This version also seems like a little richer and deeper experience. Nice! Age has done this wonders.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle #84/114 This baby is dark, pruney with a near quilt of amber suds. smells boozey, some oak, alcohol, vitamins, and some medicinal character with lots of sweet caramel malts and sugary booze. Flavor is alcohol, calcium and vitamin C flavors, some candied sugars, some oak and extremely toasted malts. Medium on full bodied with a moderate carb and off dry finish. Okay beer, bet it would have been better suited with a few months more in the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8690) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
750mL thanks to brainlair. Pours a full haze deep red. Excellent foam, great lace for style. Nose is bright raspberry, bright sour raspberry, vanilla, raisins, chocolate cake. Taste is tart up front, woody, dusty, black pepper tannic, sweet tootsie roll. Feels sharp and over oaked. Not nearly as good as the other versions but the aroma is phenomenal. Loved by everyone at our tasting. I wish more people rated so that others who liked it more than me would speak up. As they say in Nepal, Kay Garnay. What can you do.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Zwanze Day 2013. Pours clear brown. Aroma is huge fig molasses burnt raison. Taste is astringent boozy, malty fig, not great. Finish is long and astringent. Mouthfeel is full.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (245) - - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle shared by deyholla. Pours super deep amber w an off white head that dissipates and leaves spotty lacing. Nose is rich maple and booze, brown sugar. Taste has the same maple brown sugar and boozy heat. A lot to handle but very enjoyable sipper

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6863) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT2! Pours a near clear dark brown with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and caramel with backing whiskey and toffee. Flavor starts with sweet grains and toffee with a growing boozy finish with some caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7221) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Colin! It pours murky dark mahogany brown with a thick tan head. The nose is wood, vanilla, toffee, caramel, earth, toasted coconut, dark fruit, bruised plums and brown sugar. The taste is roasted malt, toffee, earth, brown sugar, raisin, date, chocolate, wood, caramel and light spice with a warming, roasty finish. Full body, moderate+ carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Smooth, warming and good depth of flavour. Another great offering from Upright.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7744) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
This is a pleasant brew. I dont think the barrel dominates, it is mostly caramel malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks to our Colin. Almost clear, deep red- amber beer. Good pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft and a little dry. Nice light vanilla wood. Medium bourbon, not too strong. Mild tangy fruits underneath. Softish and semi dry finish. Nice light BA Barleywine.


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