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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sessionable Barleywine
This seven malt red ale is filled with complexity; expect hints of nuts, burnt sugar, raisin and a slight touch of smoke.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13765) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2016
16oz can. Minimal beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is sweet, raisin, banana, some peat/meat smoke, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, banana, some raisin/alcohol, light peat smoke. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Sessionable Barleywine This seven malt red ale is filled with complexity; expect hints of nuts, burnt sugar, raisin and a slight touch of smoke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pounder can via Sloth the wild rover. Hazy brown with some amber hue. Thin film of head.. Yup...its a big malty sweet body with a thin backbone of hop. Im not sure how the sessionability comes into play as there is not much difference in my book between 9.3 and 8.2 %. Both will put me to sleep on this nearly cloudless breezy day. It is a nice breather from sanding doors. More smoke in the nose than the sweet body. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (2038) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Poured from a 16 oz can. Aroma is very malt forward with lots of toasted bread, caramel and toffee. Some light notes of burnt sugar, raisin, fug and prune. Hints of alcohol spice. Light pine resin and grapefruit notes. Pours a burnt amber color with red and brown hues and a small, thin tan head that recedes quickly and a small amount lingers on the edges. Faint lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is somewhat sweet and fairly malt forward. Lots of caramel, toffee, treacle and burnt sugar with lighter toasted bread notes. Medium bitterness. Some light resin and grapefruit notes with a touch of a woody character. Light alcohol spice. Hints of nuts with some light raisin, plum and prune. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, lots of malt with a touch of hops. This is a very sessionable, but slightly boring barleywine. Nice malt complexity, but a rather simplistic hop profile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8313) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Some caramelized malt, some light citrus but not a lot going on here. Some light smoke, but empty finish. Palate finishes pretty light. Pours dark red with good head and lacing. Just tastes like boring English strong ale. Some booze in finish. Tap at brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1969) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Poured from growler. Dark brown/amber with tan head. Roasted malt with fruitiness and raisins. Flavor starts out roasted malt with caramel and brown sugar. I pick up cherries in the middle and finishes our with some hoppiness. Thanks Maxbier for sharing!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1455) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft sample at the brewery, clear deep brownish ruby color with light beige head. Aroma of heavy malt sweetness, toffee, dried fruits (raisins, figs) and light nuttiness. Taste adds notes of light cocoa, caramel, faint smoke and berry-leaning fruitiness. Heavy-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, slick with sweet malty finish. Lighter than the average American barleywine but nicely complex and tasty. The brewery usually has a few variations of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (2026) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Appearance: brilliantly clear ruby red with amber highlights, short, creamy light tan head. Aroma: raisins, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, vanilla, light campfire. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the addition of a bit of pine and green twig. Finish: lasting sweetness, light booze, hint of citrus and pine try to balance. Notes: Big, sweet, malty, lightly fruity, and complex. More of a British style Barleywine than American, as the hops were a little subdued. Palate was surprisingly drinkable (though not light, per se). On draft at Quench! in Silver Spring, MD.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6607) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cola brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of toasted nuts and raisins. Slightly sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (925) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Nice copper-red color with big tan head (big for a barleywine). Fruity malty aroma (raisin, date, toffee, caramel). Hint of woody flavors with a nice grain malt finish. Alcohol is present and pleasant but not as dominating or heavy as other barleywines. Very nice.


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