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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
1400 lbs of malt, 100+ IBUs
Big, bold and rich with flavors of candied orange peels, caramelized malts, ripe dark fruits and a steady stream of hops( over 100 I.B.U.’s ). Brewed with over 3 times the "normal" amount of malt and hops but then again I’m not normal!

Note: NOT bottled, do not confuse with the oak aged version!

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jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Deep brown appearance with a large foamy beige head. Aroma is malt and booze. Taste is of malt and rich brown sugar.

bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
had this at the brewery. This beer was very good. Would have been better if it was served in an adult size glass. Sample sized serving at full price.

vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
i personally thought this tasted way too salty, Had a hard time finishing the pint at the brewpub.

Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
On Draft at the Bull Frog Brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy amber body with small white head. The aroma is sugar, fruit, malt, and just a hint of alcohol. This would be a good gateway into the world of Barley Wine.

jredmond (8517) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2009
On Draft at the Bull Frog Brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy amber body with small white head. The aroma is sugar, fruit, malt, and just a hint of alcohol. The taste is diesel... end of story.

kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2009
On tap, at brewery. Pours a slightly cloudy amber body with a minimal off-white head. The nose has lots of caramel and toffee balanced by a boatload of resiny hops. A good bit of alcohol in the nose as well, especially as it warms. Thick and heavy caramel malt leads off with all those IBU’s and a bit of brash and hot alcohol bringing up the rear. Notes of dark fruits and figs with some dark brown sugar. Full chewy body with a bit of stickiness, but it’s not cloying or excessive. Nice soft minimal carbonation. Overall, another good beer from Bullfrog!

CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2009
On tap at Bullfrog: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a thin, wispy light tan head. Aroma of sweet, toasty dark caramel and light fruity esters with an assertive citrusy hoppiness. Starts full-bodied and caramely sweet with good black cherry and toffee complexity before a bittersweet rich caramel finish with some alcoholic warmth. Pretty complex and well-balanced and should age well.

Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 Draft at BF. Pours a dark amber body with a thin off white head. Sweet malty, salty. Nice bourbon warming, some vanilla, and oak. Moderate etoh with some dark fruits lacing kindly with bourbon. Some unrefined sugars. A lush full bodied BW, nice brew.

auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a ranging amber, red, tan, and orange, with a slight chill haze and a bubble hickory-tinted head. Aroma is quiet, but gives off some warm brown sugar caramel, a touch of dulche de leche and some curt yeast edges. Flavor is unexpectedly subtle. There’s a little bit of generic malt, some brown sugar, faint esters, and a run of pale fruit. Not that interesting. A bitter old hop edge perks up in the way back of the beer. Surprisingly drinkable, but just not that exciting or nuanced. I want more from my barleywine.

kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Draft, Bullfrog Brewery. Pours a hazy, dark amber color; thin, off-white head with patchy lacing. Cherry kool-aid and cough drops in the aroma; pleasant, unrefined fruit character. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: sweet, sticky cherry candy and candy sugar; very sticky, chewy, without much complexity for the level of alcohol; mild hop presence, with a ton of cherries and sugar. Medium, sticky sugar and dried red fruit in the finish.

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