RATINGS: 981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intesify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.

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sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle: Pours a deep copper color with a khaki head. aroma, earthy and piny hops, caramel and molasses. Flavor, caramel, brown sugar, earthy/piny bitterness, some toffee as well. Very nice beer.

holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
22 oz bottle from a trade with john_adam. Pours a clear mahogany with a dense beige head. Malty aroma, cotton candy, toffee, lost of red fruit, and pine citrus. Very abundant nose, lets see if the rest can stand up to that. Carbonation is a little prickly but flavors come through as candied, red fruit, grapefruit, tar, pine. All the sweetness is balanced with a strong bitterness. Wow, i’m really impressed with this one. Excellent offering from green flash.

jefcon (1849) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2007
A pretty healthy head for a barleywine. Deep amber in color. Aromas are orange, light caramel, nutmeg and cimmamon. Flavors suffer from a bit too much up-front astringency, but the caramel is good and pure. Oaky, malty finish features some chocolate. Long finish.

mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours reddish brown with a medium light tan head. Smells of heavy malts and cinnamon but was somewhat vegetal as well which hurt it. Big, bitter sweet taste, heavy malt characters with touches of some cinnamon spice. Leaves a sweet aftertaste on the tongue. Decent brew.

SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Hazy ruby/amber. 4.5cm of dense, tan head. Vegetal nose- like root, stem, and leaves pulled from the ground. Flavor of resinous hops and sweet caramel/toffee malt. Full body, balanced carbonation. Very good.

MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle gift from Stegosaurus. Amber brown pour. Sweet/ bready aroma. Caramel taste with some bitterness and grass. This is pretty good !!

Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Naven: Poured a medium brown/burgundy color ale with a great foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and light dry fruit is offset by some west coast hops. Taste of sweet caramel malt and subtle dry figs is balance with some citrus hops. Body is about average with some great carbonation and no alcohol was noticeable. Well done and I have to confess that I did enjoy this even though I usually prefer my barleywine with more malt profile then hop profile.

ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
The look of this beer is fairly light with little head. Plenty of kick to this one though. Pretty good aroma of hops and alcohol, but it is not too pungent. The flavor isn’t as good as other barley wines out there but the finish is wonderfully mellow. Not a fantastic barley wine but it will improve with age.

hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 16, 2007
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a rich red to brown color with a medium and spongy off-white head that left good lacing. Big rich nose of caramel and fruity hops. Morhtfeel is smooth and hides the alcohol well. Flavors of caramel, fruits, and some bitterness. Good dry bitter finish. Overall a well balanced and delightful barley wine that should only get better with age. I need to get some more of these for the cellar

LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
lots of smooth carmelly goodness in this one. some cherry, figs, apricot, and piney bitterness. very tasty and surprisingly smooth given the percentage.

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