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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Sampled from bottle at James’s November 2012 tasting courtesy of Blipp. Pours an amber body with off white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, soft hop, grass, and fruit. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated with notes of fruity malt, light floral hops, very light bitter grapefruit, and light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7610) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
22. Pours a crystal clear rubied medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around, leaving deeply ringed sheets of lace. Big fresh pineapple and orange nose, very fragrantly tropical. Creamy thick body. Toast, caramel, oranges, and pineapple on the mid palate. Very pleasing to drink fresh as a DIPA. Not sure I see enough malt complexity in this to age as a BW, but they can put vintages on the label every year if they want.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
At Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Fest 2013. Clear orange copper with a sticky aroma of caramalts and grapefruit pulp...by aroma alone I would have guessed this to be a DIPA. Flavor is smooth and sweet with toffee and caramel malts dominating, along with some sticky grapefruit and piney hops. Strong bitterness tempered by strong sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7412) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Dark orange pour, off-white head, nice coat of lacing. Faint spruce aroma, hint of mixed nuts. Flavor is somewhat boozy, but not distractedly so, if I had to pin it down - peaches soaked in brandy. Hints of dates, some licorice notes and a finish reminiscent of fresh bubble gum. Thick, full mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
Brassin 2012. Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Redhook Brewery (Portsmouth, NH) au coût de 11.00$. Arôme: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de fruité et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #7010)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is woody and brown sugar. Flavors are woody, caramel and leather
Good, clean

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Tap. Pours clear deep amber with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and wood. Flavor is medium sweet malty, with caramel, pine and citrus notes. Light bitter finish. Very alcoholic throughout, including a strong warming finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle:   Deep amber, copper hued, large frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Somewhat of a green hoppy nose, malty, and alcohol.   Seems slightly green.   Very green up front, hoppy but not biting, malty, but not heavy.   Seems like a light example, very young, without much complexity.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Somewhat of a bright and young Barley Wine, hoppy but not too bitter, malty but not too heavy, with a citrus peel and pith background.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Nothing real special about this one other than it hides the 10.2% ABV really well.   I was thinking big English like Barley Wine, but what I got was pretty damn average.   Piss!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6753) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tastong. Clear light brown. Minimal head. Malty and fruity aroma. Flavors are classic and very nice. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
650 ml bottle, vintage 2013, yellow label and wax, Limited Edition No. 11. ABV is 10.2%. Featuring X-431 hops. At Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Amber colour, large head, slightly off-white. Strong sweetish aroma, notes of caramelized orange marmalade, notes of molasses and some fresh oranges too, hints of oak. Rich flavour, sweet and malty as expected, but not cloying or sickening. Citrus fruit and caramel again, with distinct bittering hops in the finish and aftertaste. Warming mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

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