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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4202) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
On tap at the First St. Alehouse. It pours a dark reddish orange color with an off white head. The aroma is sweet with mixed berries, caramel and a little brown sugar. The flavor is the same with lots of fruity berries, a little mango, papaya, brown sugar and caramel. Sweet and fruity. Pretty thick on the palate as well. Kinda simple, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Tap @ Barleywine & Big Beer Fest... [2009 Vintage] Poured amber/orange with a white head. Mild hops still on the nose with caramel malt sweetness. Pretty worty in the initial flavor. Lots of grain tones and sweetness that mixed with bread pudding and a tidbit of citrus fruit. Other dark fruits, caramel-toffee and toasted malt with a mild hoppy balance still lingering in the back.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Sampled at the Blue Christmas tasting 2012. Clearish amber copper pour with small tan head. Smells of sweet pine and vanilla, but not like oak aged, just plain vanilla. Sweet caramel and alcohol and pine on the on the flavor. Very boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bomber from Bevmo Valencia (Old Embalmer ’12). Nose is floral, some toffee, with hints of bubblegum and pine. Clear golden amber with a big cream colored head. Flavor is light bitterness, contrasting light sweetness, and a smattering of pine, alcohol, and peppery accents.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3950) - - SEP 23, 2012
22oz bottle. brewed 7/19/12 featuring bravo hops. a clear ruby beer with a stable, medium, cream colored head. big, sticky, resiny, light colored fruity hops lurking in there. fruity and estery flavors with a good hop balance. hops have a blend of floral and light colored fruits. malts are bold with moderate sweetness and faint ripe red apple tones. nicely balanced and drinkable for only being a few months old. not wickedly hopped like some west coaster BWs. tastes good!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyCraft (3946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle, coompliments of Joe with some friends. Pours a light orange red shade with white small head and barely any lacing. Notes of pine, syrupy honey, cherry, sugar, citrus hops, vanilla, and burnt toast. Light bodied for a barleywine. Nothing too memorable from this beer. Just ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap at the brewpub in Portland. Pour was amber gold with with a dingy white head. Nose of rich caramel malts and fruit. Medium plus body. Flavor is sweet caramel malts, dark ripe fruit, and floral hops. Finishes with some alcohol burns Seems like it could use some additional aged to smooth out.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3736) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2006
April 2004 bottle courtesy of JCW. Golden amber color with a thin off white head that left nice lace. Nose is of wet grains, burnt sugar and hair spray. Tastes include cereal grains, rich buttery caramel and some cardboard that I attribute to its age. Nice enough barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Piney hope bitterness a malty caramel nose as well. very clean overall. taste is quiet nice. clean and balanced malt profile resinous at the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
Hazy amber,small beige head.Big sweet malt/brown sugar nose.Full bodied malt profile with light alcohol heat and light hop bitterness


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