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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Originating in England in the 19th century, Barley Wine is a strong style of ale. Our Smokehouse Barley Wine has a rich toasted malt character with a smooth and warming effect when drank. The big malt character is counterbalanced with the addition of a nice hop bitterness. It has a smoky brown color to it. With a mellow cherry wood smoked aroma and flavor, this is a beer to enjoy in the cold months to come.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
MacBoost (1871) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle courtsey of PEPSIEDCAN and the great state of IOWA. Pours a cloudy amber with a generous sized head which eventually fades into a ring but still hangs around. Jesus, the nose on this beer is amazing... A dew filled morning after a night of camping... The ashes still smoldering, a few beer cans strewn about. Roasted hot dogs and sunshine... Hangovers and raccoon shit. Honestly, I have high hopes for this beer. First sip... OH MY GOD IS THIS FUCKING TERRIBLE. Way, way overdone on the artificial liquid smoke. Fuck, this beer is like just straight chugging liquid smoke. So fake, so chemical tasting, so repulsive. There is no way in hell I can finish this 12oz bottle, and I can chug some nasty shit, believe me. Holy Hell, this is the worst Barleywine Ive ever had. Do. Not. Buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is filled with sweet smoke and soft bready malte.g. The flavor is smoke filled as well. There are also notes of bready malts, toffee. The smoke dominates this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Smokey and a little boozy. Dark fruits and some caramel. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ericular (1013) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2013
No date on bottle. Pours a nice deep red with quickly fading head, decent lacing, and lots of yeast sediment. Aroma is smoked meats, woody campfire, and peat. Also, a little richness from some dark fruit, but overall the aroma is too heavy on the processed meat vibe. Taste is similar, with a little malt up front before diving in to the smoked wood taste. Im not a big fan of smoke beers anyway, but it was a little interesting having a barleywine as a base. Not much alcohol detected, but I wasnt excited to finish this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (2049) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle, LOL. Pour is copperish, soooo much smoked meats. Taste like a butcher shop that was set on fire for a little bit. I really liked smoked meats, which is awesome. This beer just doesnt do it for me. Its not bad, just interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a reddish copper with almost no head with some grain particles floating in the beer. Aroma was faint, perhaps a bit of smoke. Very creamy and nice viscosity, the taste is smoke, sweet barley malt, some caramel, licorice and alcohol. Smokiness dominates the flavor profile. Not my favorite barleywine, but a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lweiberg (139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Quite smoky, and the alcohol is not overpowering. Could be more complex, but I got a single for under $2, which was a good deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (9000) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Sweet and smoked malts, with hints of burlap, and light floral bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12394) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12oz bottle-tan-dk amber. A-smoke, med malt-roast. T-smoke/peat/ashy, med malt-roast/caramel, some earthy hops. Wrong mouthfeel for a barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of randompepsiedgarbagedcanned. Thanks bro! Pours a hazy, dark reddish orange appearance with a light brown head that thins pretty quickly. Kind of a burnt woody smoked, caramel, a touch fruity, just a bit spicy aroma. Chewy, sweet BBQ, applewood, toffee, smoked woody, a bit herbal, fairly well balanced beer. Nice offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle shared by JCWattsrugger. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of smoke, candied malt, peat, brown sugar and dark fruit. A bit too smoky with not much else going on. Quick finishing - lighter than medium body.

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