RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
Broad Street Barley Wine aged in American Oak barrels. Our Barley Wine is dark red in color and has an original gravity of 1.120 (24 Plato). The malt complexity of this classic ale style is incredible. The Broad Street Market is located just blocks from the Appalachian Brewing Company. This indoor farmers market was built in 1863 and is one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the United States. The beautiful brick façade and natural wood doors are typical of the structures in Downtown Harrisburg; including our own building.

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Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
A black beer with a brown head. The flavor is sweet alcoholic, combined with notes of prunes and roasted malt. The flavor is dry malty with notes of fruit, chocolate, and coffee, leading to a dry chocolate end. Reminds me more of a stout than a Barley Wine.

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
From growler, RBSG Grand Tasting, July 2006. I have to say this seemed pretty similar to the regular version I tried a few days later. My notes are certainly very similar. Very dark, plummy fruit, prunes, rich malt and an unexpected dash of chocolate. Maybe a touch of vanilla from the barrel but I’m not sure it really adds much. Scores the same as the regular.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2007
(12oz handbottle, thanks Dickinson beer) Tan head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, wood, some chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, caramel, light chocolate. Light alcohol burn. Medium body, alcohol well contained.

jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Barleywine Oak Aged–on tap-pours a rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-licorice/nutty with some sharpness, dry. Taste is woody, dry, sweet dark malt-licorice/nutty with some sharpness-English hops. Occasional. Sipping.

DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Dark brown pour, drank alongside the regular version during my family trip to Harrisburg/Hershey. Deep brown color, with minimal head, and aroma of figgy fruit, caramel malt, oaky bourbon. The palate was a tad thinner than the regular, with some dark fruit, and oaky spirit flavors. I think the regular was a tad thicker and better balanced, but this one is worth a try if it is available.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Broad Street Barley Wine Oak Aged
Date: July 15, 2006
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006
Appearance: muddy brown, thin tan head, touch of lace
Aroma: oaky malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lot of oak, touch of roasted, light bitterness, only a touch of the sweet bourbon

Name: Broad Street Barley Wine Oak Aged
Date: July 25, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.3 to 3.9
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and bourbon flavor, nice earth oak bitterness, vanilla sweetness brings out the chocolate and caramel
Overall: a cross between a barleywine and imperial stout

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 Snifter at Appalachian in Harrisburg. Dark garnet brown colored body with a thick, foamy dark tan mocha colored head that sticks to the sides of the glass like glue. Big legs and overall just a really inviting appearance. Big oak-filled nose, sticky plum and caramel and maple and some dry, toasty hay. Really nice. It’s sticky and rich on the tongue, and thankfully the oak isn’t incredibly dry, it has some light char, some nuttiness, some plum/black cherry/date qualities. Very good, not boozy for being close to 13%, just huge and overpowering, going straight to your head. Good stuff.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Sampled on 7/15/06 at the RBSG ’06 Grand Tasting out of a growler: Pours a very dark mahogany with a thin wispy tan head. Sweet vanilla caramel butterscotch complex aroma has some alcoholic notes. Body starts lightly toasty and caramely sweet with an oily palate thinning some toward a smooth, oaky and somewhat drier finish with a hint of fruity tartness. Needs a touch more balance, otherwise a decent barleywine.

kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
From growler, 2006 RBSG, provided by me, shared at Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge. Small beige head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is thick with oak, alcohol, heavy malt, and sherry, with lighter notes of soy, figs, and dates. Flavor is actually pretty weak, quite malty with a good bit of alcohol and raw oak. Alot of soy, sherry, and alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is full, sticky, and cloying with moderate soft carbonation. Overall, the barrel did some good things to this, but still not a big favorite of mine.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2006
ABC fest 06. Pours a deep woody ruby red, moslty clear with a thin off white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is very woody, with some earth, oak, light vanilla, sweet caramel and some fruity esters- but overall dominated by wood. The strong woodiness luckily is backed up by the crapload of sweet sticky malt- more dried fruits, caramle, toffee, and more vanilla. Smooth adn full body with just a bit of tannin induced astringency. This was my favorite of the fest, and I went back for about 4 more samples througout the night.

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