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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Thanks for purchasing another offering in our Big Mo Series. Widdershins, our counterclockwise biennial barleywine aged in oak casks reveals fruity notes of orange and apricot upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hoppiness. Our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day. Cheers!
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25% Aged in Oak Cask
2013 vintage - 10.7% abv

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge Tasting, Saturday 24th January 2015 Orange in colour with a rim of white bubbles, thick in mouth, hoppy, bittersweet, pleasant beer, struggling to keep up with pace may bail out soon. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (5071) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, copper colour. Cream coloured, bubbly head, that turns filmy. Dried fruits. Cherry chocolates. Spicy hop. Hint of green hop. Taste is boozy sweet. Turns dry, and grassy bitter. Slick palate. Plenty of chew. Drinks way under the ABV. Finishes boozy sweet. Light dry. Long lasting, vine fruit bitter. Really enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1590) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a brown color with a light white foam head. Aroma is oak, caramel, and dark fruits. Flavor is heavier on the oak, with some caramel and hints of dark fruit. Body is a little thin. Overall this is pretty good, with the oak giving it lots of flavor and character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3698) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Amber / copper body with a small khaki head. Aromas of alcohol, malt, candied fruit. Sweet and boozy. Cotton candy, hard candies. A hint of bitterness in the finish. This is ok. A small sample is plenty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (8189) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Black Squirrels Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Clear orange with lacinh white head. Nose has heavy malt, heavy sugar, honey comb, some orange peel, mild soap. Flavor is sticky sweet, honey, malt, vanilla, caramel, hints of booze, marshmellow. Full, sticky, boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Barrel aging smoothes out his beer, enhancing its drinkability, taste and aroma. Excellent all around, high ABV lurks around in the background without forcing itself upon you.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1507) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
2007 bottle Hazy orange amber color. Bottle had a lot of sediment. Half finger of off white head that fell to a collar. Carbonation has held up quite well. Nose is soft oak, brown sugar and dark fruits. Good nose for the age. Taste is a bit thin. Some oak, brown sugar, caramel and fruit. Carbonation is perky for the age but it has thinned out a lot. For a 7 year old 9% beer it was quite tasty though

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
;pours amber, almost no head. aroma is oak, caramel resin and malt. flavor not as oaky as I thought it might be. resinous up front, with toffee and cherry. medium body with a bitter finish. okay but not overly impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 Bottle - Orange and oak with a caramel base. Clear copper with a thin white head. Orange, apricot, woody oak with light hoppy bitterness. Pretty decent, but a bit of bitterness in the finish. Vintage 2007 - Caramel, butterscotch and raisin. Cardboard, butterscotch and past its prime. Still drinkable though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4544) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours clear orange, some decent head, and a medium to thick body. Alcohol is hidden by the vanilla and dirt notes of the oak, some musty citrus and dark fruit.


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