overall
98
95
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jacksons rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Pours a clear amber color with beige/orange head. Aroma is sweet with lots of citrus hops that includes quite a bit of orange smell. Taste is syrupy sweet with a prominent orange citrus taste. Finishes and mellows with some oak and a good amount of alcohol


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergaard (322) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2016
Aroma of flowers, Honey, syrup and sweet citrus. Taste is sweet with a bitter twist. Too malty and sweet for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (360) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2016
12oz bottle - pours an orangey amber color with a medium soapy off white head. Kinda weird aroma with whiffs of bread, pine, caramel, herbaceousness and subtle oak. Interesting flavors....caramel, pine, oaky wood, sourdough and a lingering funky bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crispaire (100) - - NOV 5, 2016
Pours a nice amber, wooden color. Nose - vanilla, wood, sweet malts, raisins. Taste - much of the same. Pretty smooth brew for its ABV%. Fuller body with a sticky sweet texture, almost too sweet for me. Personally this is a sipper, and one is more than enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
I never rated Dogfish beers because I didnt want to put out too much negativity but this one, I actually enjoyed in 2009-2010. Pours a brown color with an amber tint and average head. Smell is bourbonn oak, plum, caramel malt, orange skin and toffee. Medium to fuller body with less than avg carb. Couldnt drink this now but enjoyed it back in the day

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2260) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle. Amber in colour, white and small head. Aroma is malty with light fruitiness, not much of hops left just some pine, finish is oaky. Full bodied, the beer is medium sweet with caramel, biscuits and solid bitterness. Oily texture, soft carbonation, light warming effect in finish. Really good Barleywine-ish beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tapefuzz (202) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy rich amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is oak, malt, pine, and light fruit. Taste is sweet caramel up front followed by citrus, pine, oak, whiskey, and toffee. Resiny, piney finish. Strong bitterness. Full body. Average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Pours copper with a thick off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and pine. Initial flavour is sweet caramel and oak and finishes with a resiny pine bitterness. A very complex beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (512) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Pretty awesome. It has the taste and feel of an old ale with punch of hops. The bitterness is strong but somewhat subtle to the toffee, burnt sugar, and leather flavors that give way to a rich and delicious body. The bitterness helps with the cloying sweetness. 10% abv thats sneaky.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teamsale (217) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick beige head and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt and complex hops. Tastes about as good as a beer can get with extremely complex flavors. The aftertaste is sweet and bitter, with lingering flavors. This beer is absolutely amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (117) - - JUL 27, 2016
Pours a golden amber with a tight off-white head that is fairly persistent. The aroma is a subtle citrus with resin & malt. There's a big malt flavor with subtle grapefruit and a note of vanilla & bourbon .... the texture is creamy on the palate with a quick dry finish of hope resin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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