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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by GT. Mahogany pour with an off-white head. Big whiskey, chocolate, and butterscotch aromas. Toffee, treacle, vanilla, and some booze. A touch of dark fruit, brown sugar, and oak. Nice sweetness of toffee and brown sugar. Vanilla, whiskey, oak, and some butterscotch. Some alcohol heat, dark fruit, and chocolate as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1222) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
Dark orange amber color, off white head with spotty lacing. Nose is dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, slight notes of whisky and oak. Taste reflects the nose. A bit more dark fruits and caramel. Slightly sweet and dusty but a nice beer overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle sampled at Franks. Late in the night which may have attributed to palate fatigure, but this was decent. Pours a deep amber body with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, light malt, light dust and faint spice. Mouthfeel is strong oak, caramel booziness, light toffee and dark fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3800) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle shared by Tim or Bill I think. Pours brown color with little to no head, random and sporadic lace. Really old smelling with some dusty oak, plum, fig, and toffee. Really hot but I didn’t mind at this stage of the night. Not bad but not great either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3510) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Dark amber brown body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Caramel, booze, oak, slight dark fruits, some oxidation. Medium to full bodied, mellow carbonation, modest sweetness. Finish is quite muted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10011) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle... Hazy brown pour with mahogany highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is composed of wood, soil, earthiness, caramel and alcohol. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is an intermingling of malty-sweet caramel and vanilla, flanked by earthy, woody bitterness. Nice balance. Finishes with caramel sweetness and bourbony warmth. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out floral hops, some whiskey notes, and some dry caramely biscuity malts. Flavour brings out loads of floral hops, caramel, intense spicy hops, light whiskey notes, and alcohol. Quite alcoholic, with a strong boozy burn. By far the booziest of the Upright Sole Comp Barleywines, making it a bit difficult to drink. Quite complex, spicy, hoppy and boozy. Solid stuff, but the weakest of the three I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
750mL #104/113. Thanks to brainlair! Clear Deep amber tea pour. Spotty tan lacing. Nose is fumey dark bourbon, vanilla, seasoned tomato, salt and seasoning. Taste is bitter, dusty cocoa an melted milkshake mix. Vanilla, brownie sugar. Finishes dustier. Rich mouthfeel, not too sweet, peanut brittle and blonde fudge. Interesting dessert barleywine. Rich mouthfeel but dry, quick finish. Pretty awesome if you stop to take some time with it. As it warms, it really exhibits more caramel reduction and some uncanny Flan Spanish dessert. Wow. Not surprised by my Top 5 brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Tap @ Upright... Poured dark brown with red tones and a thin, khaki head. Very sweet. The least amount of barrel out of any of the other barrel variants. Malty, toasted grains, vegetal hope notes, and some booze and alcohol notes. As it warmed it became a little more cloying, viscous, and astringent. Good at first, but far from the other barrel variants from this beer. Definitely the weakest of their barleywine bunch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2881) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle number 73/113 shared by Seth. Cloudy light brown pour with an off white head. Sweet malty aromas. Sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits and peat like whiskey notes dominate the taste. Good body. Somewhat sweet and hoppy. Good mouthfeel and balance.

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