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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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The official Extreme Beer Fest 2017 Collaboration Beer brewed by BeerAdvocate (Jason & Todd Alström) + Dogfish Head (Sam Calagione & Mark Safarik) at Dogfish Brewings & Eats in August 2016. Based on Jason Alström’s recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding, this English-style Barleywine was brewed with Maris Otter malt and a boatload of dark and dried fruits—black currants, sultanas, plums, cherries, and raisins—plus golden treacle and brown sugar to goose the ABV. It might be a Puddin’ Wine, but it’s not to be trifled with! Fermentation with a traditional English ale yeast was followed by four months of aging in freshly dumped Terra d’Oro Zinfandel Port wine barrels. The beer has notes of dark fruits and toffee with a gentle alcohol warmth.

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4.1
drjoeng (1418) - SINGAPORE - DEC 1, 2017
10.5%ABV. Barleywine.

Tapped out red brown. 26ºSRM.

Nose has hint of boozy sweetness like off brandy or bourbon. Aroma of Christmas cake or brandies fruitcake.

Mouthfeel is wine-like. Palate has wine with grape-sourness and tart astringent flavor reminiscent of a Pinot. Hops are woody with old hardwood like teak or palo santo.

Finish is boozy and warming.

Overall, a pretty full-bodied ride. Good.

4.1
magsinva (1444) - Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Draft @ DFH Brewings & Eats - Pours deep dark ruby, tan head. Big dark fruit, dark red wine, finishes a little sweet & dry. Hides the alcohol well.

3.6
closey22 (2110) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Dark amber light brown hazy with thin beige head
Aroma is like a mild liquor
Flava is tart malty woody
Feels light with rich foamy fizz
Finishes tart with me of bitter wood

3.6
Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Tap. Dangerous barleywine, very drinkable, invitingly light color and frothy head. Very little alcohol burn, just a little, but early and often port, vinous with some wine barrel wood, great golden raisin, a little cherry, and other holiday fruits. Warming and a total alternative to dessert (or complementary).

3.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (8176) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a murky red-brown color with a large foamy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was strong cherry, raisin and cola. The flavor was intense with tart red fruits, cherry, berry, red wine and an astringent presence. Long finish of red fruits. Medium bodied. Alcohol well contained. Interesting

3.8
MrTipple (6578) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Sweet grain malts, caramel, molasses, dark, candied and dried fruits. Hazy brown, small, frothy, beige head. Light sweet. More sweet, dark, dried fruits, figs, dates, raisins, caramel, molasses, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

3.8
Dogbrick (14009) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Sample at Beer Meets Wood on 09/23/2017. Dark brown color with a medium frothy beige head that recedes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel malt and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of port wine, malt, cherry and a bit of earthy hops. The finish is vinous oak and caramel malt. Pretty good overall.

3.6
radagast83 (8533) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2017
10oz snifter pour at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church. I'll start of by saying that this was better than I expected. Poured a medium dark brown color but with a lasting head. Lots of cherries, sweet brown sugar. Caramel. Booze is there but not overpowering. Thought this would be a disaster.

3.6
jrodooo5 (1725) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Very light & drinkable barley wine. It's surprisingly fruity which I'm not use to for the style. Hops are hidden as there is almost no bitterness. Goes down very easy at nearly 11% but not on the level of olde school!

4.2
DiarmaidBHK (5948) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Sampler at beer meets wood. Pours brown with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Nice raisin and date notes on the nose along with the port wine and wood influence. Hides it's booze well. Nice.


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