RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
Once again the brewers at CBC have thrown caution to the wind in our latest annual effort to create the biggest, baddest, strongest, bestest beer around. Double-mashed with nearly a ton of malt, five different hops, and cold-aged several months with French Limousine oak, this extraordinary, complex ale boasts flavors and aromas of caramel, dried fruit, vanilla, oak, toffee, spicy hops, and a warming alcohol finish. Very rich and full-bodied, it is unfiltered and unfined. This unique beer will be available all winter, served for your admiration and enjoyment in a 9oz. snifter.

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Ratman197 (15894) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a hazy reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, earthinmess and tobaccvo. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and sherry with a smooth dry lingering sherry finish.

SrSilliGose (3325) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Tap. Big sweet toasted toffee. Brown sugar. Touch of boozy rum cake. Nuts. Figs. Okay. Too big and rich 2 me.

jkwood04 (5481) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. Flavor strong of the caramel malts. A pretty good barley wine.

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
2011 on tap at the brewpub. Pours a rich ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is sweet caramels, slightly buttery toffee, dark fruits, and a nice molasses up front with some light wood notes, sherry, a bit of syrupy sweetness, a hint of toast, and a light earth. Flavor is similar. Molasses, toffee, and dark fruits up front with a nice sherry note, darker caramels, and wood up front. Some light earth in the middle with a touch of buttery toast before this finishes sweet with a light dryness from the wood and some sherry. Lengthy aftertaste following a full, slightly syrupy body with a light carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid barley wine. Nice malt backing and sweet overall, but no hint of alcohol and a nice, light wood and sherry note along with some dark fruits. This was really enjoyable.

HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2011 Blunderbuss on tap at the brewery, 2/28/11. Dark amber pour, very still in the glass. Only a white ring around the top of the beer. 4. Aroma of iced tea and ruby port wine.8. Sweet, syrupy, and luxurious in the mouth. Very much like a port. 8 Reminds me of Sam Adams Utopias without the high cost! Moderately full mouthfell 4. O: 18

dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Another beer consumed during the EBF weekend without proper notes, but I really don’t need them for this beer because it rocked my palate. This was outstanding! Great flavor and aroma of dried fruit and caramel. Would love to consume an entire glass on just an empty stomach because this might fill me up fast.

AGAquino (668) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
Draft at the Cambridge Brewing. Clear ambar color with tall foamy head and nice lace. Sweet honey aroma with a trace of anise and wood. Strong alcohol flavor, sweet malt and flowery hops. Drinks like cognac or fine whiskey.

Fred82 (2334) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
9oz on tap at Cambridge
Appearance : Hazy peach
Aroma : Some apricots, a bit spicy
Taste : Hoppy and sweet. Malty with hints of port wine. Nice sweet port wine finish. Some spices and candy sugar.
Overall : Interesting beer !

SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Draft at brewery. Pours a pinkish, red color with a small egg shell head. Nose is piney hops with a very nice, datey kind of malt note. Palate is full and sticky. Flavors of piney hops with lots of sweet and datey malts. Finishes sticky with a bitterness.

egajdzis (6917) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
[2007] Hazy red brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sherry, dark fruits, molasses, honey, caramel, vanilla, and citrus. Taste of dried fruits, caramel, some oxidation, citrus, pine, roast, tobacco, vanilla, and some alcohol. Thanks for sharing Tom!

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