overall
98
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 1620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lovers delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Reminiscent of Bigfoot, but not quite as harsh. Quite a beer, not the best barleywine -- dark copper color with a white head. Good lacing. Aroma is dominated by citrussy hops, but has a strong caramel malt sweetness to it as well. Flavor is initially very sweet caramel malt, but evens out to a strong bitterness in the end -- tastes like Columbus hops. Not as thick a mouthfeel as Id like, but thats mostly due to alcohol. The best of Averys high alchol beers Ive had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber color, light toast colored head, nice lacing, a few bubbles but mostly transparent. Aroma is mostly malty and caramelly, a little ethanol. Flavor has a solid malt profile, fairly sweet, good hoppiness, a lot of caramel notes and a hint of alcohol in the finish. Good balance in there, not quite the profile or balance of Old Numbskull, but it comes close. Mouthfeel is rich, gentle carbonation stays on my tongue and leaves a nice sensation behind. A good beer, not in the league of the best barley wines, but something that I would definitely drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big off-white head. Nice caramel and rich malt aroma over citrus hops. Smooth malt flavor with citrus hops. Easy to drink. Alcohol present. Reminded me a bit of a wanna-be Bigfoot that wasnt quite up to par.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Caramel translucent orange in color with a few splotches for the head. Aroma rings with pine and grapefruit, along with a heavy overlay that reminds me of a highly chlorinated indoor swimming pool. Flavor is sugar-covered grapefruit, some pineapple, sweet nectarines dipped in honey and some orange zest. Loose palate feel but still creamy and consistent. Ruinous hop blast upfront but settles down substantially mid-quaff. Malts help keep the 100 IBUs in line. Loses some carbonation and body near the end. Finish is like a sour apricot Altoid with some syrupy stickiness. Tasty and enjoyable, outside of the few diversions. Thanks for the bottle, tpkenned!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Dark ruby amber. Thick, off-white head. Sweet hop aroma. Big hops for a barley wine. Needs to warm up a bit. Had this on draft in Dunedin,FL with DragonStout and some friends, Jason and Jen. It was unbelievably smooth and easy to drink. Back to beer. Nice lacing. A decent amount of sweet malts are overpowered by the hops. I love hoppy barley wine. Even in the bottle it is dangerously smooth at 9.2%. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2005
a really good barley wine that left me feeling somewhat tipsy after a few hours of drinking. pours out orange with a tan head that lasts until the end of the glass. very hoppy smelling. equally taste is very hoppy. bitter, grassy, and just all around hoppy this is an awesome beer - not the best barley wine ive had - but by no means the worst. something that i could drink frequently. i am looking forward to the day this one is around in our state. really fine crafted brew

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Being a big fan of a double greyhound, I figure I could tackle this. Pours an amber dark colour. Aroma is a hopped up grapefruit. Taste is very bitter with a grapefruit tinge followed by a malt and caramel mix. excellently balanced. I went through this in less than an hour;)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (3078) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Bomber. Pours a dark amer color with a small foamy head. Aroma pretty much only consists of hops. Smells really bitter and piney. Lots of bitterness. A little like grapefruit. Some malt and a touch of alcohol towards the end. Slight waming effect.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Auburn amber color, medium frothy white head lingers somewhat. Rich cascade type citrus hop aromatics. Cascade citrus and resin flavors dominate most of the experience, with large malty notes coming through slightly after the nose. Malt also make a more evident appearance as it warms. Mouthfeel is very sticky and full.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2183) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Nice reddish orange looking brew with biggish white bubbles. Its got a tangeriney smell and a grapefruity taste and afterhoppiness that lingers on the lips for minutes after consumption. ($4.95/22oz)


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