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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Just released on Christmas Eve! This rich, full-bodied barley wine is copper in color, with a smooth caramel sweetness, warming alcohol content, and balanced hop character. Original Gravity 1.100

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3.6
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
cloudy opaque red hue, nose of alcohol, barley, malt. taste is highly sweet with a small lingering minty bitterness. Palate feels hot.

3.7
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 09. Pours very red, with a small head that dissipates to a ring of bubbles around the edge. Lots of fruit, but it’s still very dry. Sweet undertones with a hint of artificial bubble-gum sweetness. Lots of hops, but not quite enough of a malt counter. A friend described it as tasting like "artificial cranberries" - not exactly sure when I’ve had those, but I think she’s right. Borderline medicinal, but not offensive. Almost like it has notes of that kids juice drink Twister.

3.5
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Taster – Boundary Bay Brewery – Bellingham, WA
Great dried fruit aroma this sure has the alcohol in it. Good malts this beer finishes very nice and the flavors with dried raisins, spices and smooth. A very good beer.

3.6
raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Aroma of brown sugar and over-ripe plums. Flavors of alcohol, brown sugar, cherries. A little too sweet overall. on tap at the pub

3.5
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Aromas of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, floral hops. Hazy amber brew with a fluffy lasting tan head. Flavors of caramel and toffee, big maltiness with a touch of tart fruit and a floral peppery bitterness in the finish. Some alcohol, smooth body with decent carbonation.

3.9
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008
clean dark amber, not much head at all, but looks great. floral meadow milk caramel nose. smashing barleywine! The body is thinner than others which allows you to experience the waves of each sip. sweet becomes floral hoppy becomes oaky becomes warm becomes caramel sweet finish a only a touch hot. great for a barelywine that may be meant to be enjoyed young as there’s no vintage dating on the bottle.

3.7
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2008
snifter @ beverage place barleywine bacchanal - dark amber with suspended haze; stale aromas of sugar, malts; texture is slightly thin; drinks smooth with a fruity finish; a very crisp and clean BW

3.9
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Sample @ Coles 3rd Annual Barleywine Tasting Buffalo NY. Pours a medium to deep copper color. Sweet aromas of toffee, caramel & brown sugar. Medium creamy body. Smotth while alcohol dances on your tongue a bit. Somwhat buttery. Very good

3.7
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 12, 2008
2003 vintage at Hard Liver 2006. Dark ruby red with a small head. Malty sweet nose of pit fruits. Heavy body- thick mouthfeel. Complex taste with grapes figs, caramel. A very good Barleywine with complex flavors here.

3.6
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bomber, picked up at the the brewpub. Pours clear ruddy amber with a thin off-white head. Light vanilla, caramel and smoke aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Sweet vanilla and brown sugar taste. Dry and somewhat hot finish.


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