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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial Blonde Ale or Blonde Barley Wine; Helldorado has the lightest color of any of the beers in our barrel program but carries a great deal of interesting barrel character: vanilla, light char and amazing lavender-honey notes. Rich boozy honey liqueur character and loads of smooth sweet toasted malt to finish. The El Dorado hops dance in the background without playing a dominant role in the flavor profile. This beer gets better and better the longer it is in barrel.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 So, I have not rated a beer in a long time,but I have found my new favorite beer. Clear golden, dark fruits, vanilla, citrus hops, little toffee, little white grape.


3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (1440) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2017
Aroma is totally amazing. Smooth and sweet bourbon notes, vanilla and light wooden notes. I could smell this all day. Taste doesnt really brings it in the same way as the aroma. Pale, light malts with a pretty high sweetness. Light honey notes and butterscotch. High alcohol in the end but also very nice barrel characters. This a double-edged beer for me, Im both a tiny bit disappointed but also totally astounded by the barrel taste thats flying around in here. Hard to grade

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1929) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2017
Clear copper pour with a medium-height off-white head and visible carbonation rising to the top. Notes of bourbon, caramel, unripe bananas, toffee, candi sugar, vanilla, lavender (I was a bit surprised to identify this), light herbal hops, barrel and a lot of malt sugar. Medium body, smooth, velvety texture, a bit of alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Not as overwhelming as their other barrel-aged beers, but for a barrel-aged blonde ale its quite impressive how smooth and well-balanced this beer is.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rguty84 (4) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
Not surprised to enjoy another Firestone Seasonal. Great palate for a barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1028) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2017
A: Clear golden coloured with a thin white head N: Oat, marshmallow, oak T: Oak, honey, marshmallow, oat O: Nice balanced! Quite sweet and clean. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1921) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle: Coconut, vanilla and boozy aroma. Could smell it all night. Smooth sweet bourbon flavors with minimal hop flavors. Super tasty and could drink regularly. Aging a bottle and looking forward to see how it tastes in a few years.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4654) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle bought through Systembolaget. Golden pour with a frothy offwhite head. Pale caramel, light roast cereal, vanilla, charred wood & bourbon nose. Light Japanese pear. Sweet & bitter taste. Round, viscous, full mouth. Tiny hot yet pleasantly balanced and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (1062) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
2016. Clearish orange with sediment, minimal creamy offwhite head. Strong barrel aromas of vanilla and spices, wood, licor. Medium to robust bodied, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Strong malt flavors into a strong licor finish. Very close to whiskey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (756) - MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. 2016 Edition. An orange beer with a minimal white head. Aroma is of vanilla, firewood and bourbon. Taste is bitter with a strong alcoholic character. Medium bodied, smooth and dense with faint carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackBeerPG (435) - Darien, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Taste: Unique spices,complex, barley malts, bready, warm alcohol. Boozy, spiced, woody nose. Gold, unfiltered, not much head. Medium/Full body. Less chewy version of a Quad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (11662) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle at craigs. Pours clear golden orange, nose is caramel, toffee, honey, coconut, taste is sweet, chewy oak, coconut.


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