overall
99
98
style
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An "Alpine Style" Barleywine aged 12 months in select bourbon barrels. So... DRINK ALPINE ALE or GO TO BED!

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


MadIndian's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Gift from SJ. I love barley wines. Some hint of honey and moelasses. A nice blend of dark fruit, cinnamon and caramel malt. It will rock you.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (13643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/27/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at a bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Hazy amber. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, cookies, sweet, rich, cake. Full-bodied, chewy. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1669) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. Aroma is caramel, toffee, booze, barrel, somewhat harsh. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, toffee, booze, barrel, great (get it?). Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, boozy caramel aftertaste. Overall, its real nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24708) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty woody caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel and dark fruit finish with hints of bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle at a tasting at Toronado, San Diego, with Chris and the gang. Letar copper/amber beer with a decent beige head. Malty brown sugar aroma, caramel, raisins, plums, some chocolate. Malty fruity flavor, caramel, grapes, raisins, figs, some warming alcohol. Really nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this during the 2nd Annual Kellys Island Bottle Share on September 18. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a nice dark ruby with a thin ring of khaki head and no lace. The aroma is definitely hoppy up front. There is a nice sweet caramel malt, a light vanilla, a good oak, and a hint of alcohol on the back end. This is really well balanced and lovely. I just wish the hops were more muted here. The flavor is much of the same. The hops are present throughout, and the barrel, light vanilla, sweet toffee and caramel all just ride along balancing nicely. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a soft carbonation and a really sweet caramel and light alcohol on the finish. This is a damn good barleywine, but I wish it were more English style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8463) - Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
500 ml bottle to snifter. Looks good; a fairly transparent caramelish brown with light beige head that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells bittersweet with notes of caramel, toffee, oak, and a bit of bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant medium-full to full-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is deep amber/brown with no head. Aroma and flavor of dark brown sugar, caramel, oak chips, vanilla, maple, booze, and toffee. Finish is very sweet for a barleywine, but the alcohol is hidden well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2860) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2016
2015 500ml. Dark brown. Unsweetened toffee, butterscotch. Oak. Very bitter for a barrel aged barleywine. Doesnt seem like anywhere close to 15%. Decent stuff, but definitely overrated/overhyped.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5426) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
(Bouteille): Un liquide qui parait mince dgage des fruits puissants de la caramlisation et un bourbon trs enrobant. En bouche cest effectivement mince, relativement moyennement sucr, bois, pic et trs sec. Certaines de leur DIPA sont plus dcadente que a.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blockdude (4) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
Im not a huge fan of this style but this blew me away. Alpine good has a lot of flavor but it just has too much sweetness and the alcohol is not well hidden particularly well. This balances out the sweetness while maintaining the interesting flavors that are in good, namely the caramel, apricot, and butterscotch notes.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 21
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5