Twisted Manzanita Serenity Barleywine - Whiskey Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barleywine ale aged in Canadian Whiskey Barrels

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3.7
cgarvieuk (26089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at fyne fest... Deep red... Thin tan lacing... Soft dry toffee nose.. Big fruit... Big toffee... Licorice toffee dark roast

3.7
gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Taster from bottle at FyneFest. Very sugary aroma. Quite dark, but not extremely. Heavy.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. 12oz bottle with black wax. Canadian whiskey. Mostly clear red color. Thin off-white head. Good lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Light slick. Dark fruit, caramel, some oxidization. Some vegetal. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, light spice. OK stuff. Not crazy. A lot of vegetal

4
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
8 Mar 2014, tap at Manzanita Brewing. Ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is huge raisin and alcohol and fruitcake! Med body and moderately fizzy. Wow! Fruitcake. Heavy nuts, moderate fruit. Wow! Alcohol isn't really prominent. Really good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap. Clear ruby brown color with no head. Big dry wood, whiskey vanilla, pit fruit, toast aromas. Bourbon vanilla, toasted wood, pit fruit flavors with some caramel maltage___good.

3.9
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12 oz bottle from OTM. Appearance is a clear amber hue with a small white head. Sweet pineapple with a caramel kiss is the main aroma and flavor. Some apple and oak follow. Nice whiskey flavors that have a pepper note build. Great flavors tasty beer.

3.4
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Orange pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee and grain. The flavor has some strong brown sugar and toffee notes as well as some oak, alcohol and spice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Aroma of hoppy pine, brown sugar, and candied carrots. Pours hazy orange with slight film. Taste is hoppy with pine, candied yams, and bourbon. Solid.

3.9
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber, brown color with an off white head. Vanilla, some wood, caramel, dark fruits, and whiskey. A little sweet, but not cloying with some alcohol in the finish.

4.1
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Body is an Amber sunburst with a thin off white ring around the upper edge of the spot where the beer meets the glass.
I like the aroma on this quite a bit, caramel sweetness with some whiskey whispers.
Caramel rolled in brown sugar, whiskey and oak are prominent (), not as deep and rich as the aroma indicated but just as sweet and alcoholic, the strong alcohol is nice just needs a bit more richness.
Mouthfeel is granular medium-dense.

I liked this beer, if you like alcoholic barleywines you should go buy some.


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