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Upstream Batch 1000 Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
A full-bodied, robust barley wine with high residual malty goodness, Batch 1000 has a terrific fruity-ester character and amazing taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at James’ for the 9k and sour tasting. Pours a hazed brown amber with a thin white head. Old prunes and malt on the nose. Medium bodied, old paper and fruit, sweet old malt into warm alcohol. Long malt on the finish, old wood and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Bottle. Rating 9,000. 300th Barleywine rating. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of toffee, sherry, oak, vanilla, citrus peel and caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet aromas, malty, other aromas. Flavors are strong, malty and sweet fruit tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks Mike. Tawny brown, small head, fruity, nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
750ml bottle. 2007 vintage. Poured a deeper amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Nutty, caramel, dark fruits, and some vanilla. Medium alcohol in the finish ... overall aged nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by foppa78- thanks a lot, Mat! Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Very sweet caramel malts, with some backing smoked malts, earth, dark and tropical fruits, honey, brown sugar, and mild spice. Maybe some vanilla in there, too. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, gritty mouthfeel. Has aged very well since 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
750mL bottle, bottled in June 2007. Poured clear medium garnet with a dense, well-retained beige head.. looked very good in the glass. The aroma picked up sweet caramel, vanilla, and nutty notes with broken-down hops, somewhat sour malts, rye, and peppery alcohol around.. finished warm with aged dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, and warmth. Heavier-bodied with just enough carbonation to keep it moving.. the warmth worked surprisingly well.. this aged gracefully.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (17705) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 3, 2011
Süßlicher Malzantrunk auf intensivem Niveau. Hierbei wenig frisch, dafür ziemlich süß, was auch einen Verweis auf den Alkohol darstellt. Würzig, vollmundig, der Alkohol brennt in Teilen, das Bier ist absolut für kalte Winterabende vor dem Kamin geeignet. Deutlich getreidig, das Malz ist alleiniges Aroma und lässt nur ab und an passende Beinoten zu. Meistens ist dies die unterstützende Süße, selten Hopfennoten und verlegen fruchtige Akzente. Stimmig aromatisch, ein einfach runder Barley Wine. Vielen Dank an DerDoppelbock für den gemeinsamen Test! 12/12/12/14/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a hazed orange body and an off-white head. Aromas are oxidized, orange, cereal, oatmeal, brown sugar and marmalade. Flavors are bitter, oxidized, papery hops, raisins, light coffee, caramel and a touch vinous. Still decent carbonation, but over the hill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6141) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle 2007 vintage thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out a amber/copper topped with a small head. Aroma was caramel, toffee, citrus, pit fruit, and some rich malts. Taste was more of the sweetness, and hops. Along with a nice fruit ending another nice brew from Upstream.

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