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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our strongest ale annually. Pale, Munich, Pilsner, and Vienna malted barleys give required maltiness. Ages well with dramatic flavor evolution. Will be periodically tapped throughout the years.

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3.4
beastiefan2k (4115) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 2012 version on draft at BPP. Dark amber. The good kind of age for a barleywine. Light cardboard mixing with aged toffee malt. Good for the age but probably shouldn’t be aged any further.

3.3
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
Draught 05’ vintage @ Brouwer’s Café during Hard Liver 2006: Dirty caramel, moderate to large foamy head, very nice lacing.   Nose of alcohol, slight hop, otherwise fairly non-descript.   Fairly heavy citrus rind on the tongue, low malt profile, with alcohol not being as strong as suggested by the nose.   Does trailer off with a bit of alcohol heat tho.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finish is fairly hot... alcohol seems to have become too apparent at this stage.   Simmer down naw!


3.3
Sammy (12837) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
On tap at Bottleworks. Rich malty beer, some odd flavours. Worth a try,drinkable.

3.2
DSG (15256) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/1/15] Draught at Beveridge Place Pub in Seattle. 2011 edition. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits, vinous oxidation note, stale hops, a bitterish note and a finish with some alcohol. Rounded mouthfeel.

2.8
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Sweet barley, rice, red licorice aroma. Brown in color. Barley in the flavor and besides that it is just sweet and syrupy. The only beer I had that was not watery.


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