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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Fathead started out as a Strong Scotch Ale but has morphed over time into Barleywine territory. This beer features an addition of dark brown sugar to boost the alcohol and contribute a unique caramel/molasses character. Hopped with just enough Centennial and Cascade to offset the slight sweetness of this big, warming beer.

2010 World Beer Championships – Bronze Medal – Barley Wine
2013 US Open Beer Championships – Bronze Medal – Barley Wine
2014 18th Annual Great International Beer Competition – Gold Medal – Barley Wine
2015 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout

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3.6
Chalumeaux (1660) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops cellar aged 2014 brown mahogany with a thin white head. Aromas of honey caramel oak and malt. Taste is mildly sweet up front caramel oak and then turns into a lingering bitter finish which is meant to balance the sweetness but just lingers a bit too long.

3.7
WillRunForBeer (2735) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2014 750ml bottle from AirForceHops’ cellar. Thanks, Chris! Pours murky medium brown with an off white head. Aroma is barnyard funk, caramel, bourbon, oak. Flavor has a mild funk, caramel, dark fruits. Pine bitterness balances out the sweetness. This is turning sour, and if you have a 2014 bottle, drink it now.

3.3
nimbleprop (8723) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2016
750ml bottle pours a hazy, deep brown with some swirling white head. Nose has vanilla, cake, some spice. Flavor is hot with booze, spice, vanilla, chocolate, caramel. Full bodied, booze finish.

3.6
radagast83 (8315) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From a 750ml bottle at the DC tasting on March 25, 2016. Poured a hazy brown color with a smal tan head. Aroma was light sweet malts, some mild oak notes. Caramel malt notes. Woody character.

3.3
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Thanks Travlr! Slightly hazy brownish orange with off-white head. Aromas of honey, caramel, citrus, alcohol. Tastes of whiskey, oak, caramel, light roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

2.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
75cl bottle. Small officer head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, whisky, caramel, light honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, some whisky, alcohol. Medium-full body, sticky.

3.4
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Big malt and some oak and caramel. Hazy brown pour with ok head and lacing. Bitter and astringent. Light sweetness. Bottle shared at tasting.

4
Travlr (25828) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle courtesy of me. Clear golden amber color. Aroma has light spice, toasted vinous caramel Taste is bittersweet boozy vanilla and burnt caramel. Very tasty.

4
Iphonephan (7194) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On draft at 38 degrees Ale House in Alhambra. Pours a cloudy copper with an ecru head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Bitter finish.

4.4
Beachmaster (582) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2016
On draught. Pours jet black with a minimal khaki head. Nose is coffee and bourbon. Taste is moderate bourbon up front with the dark roast malt backbone coming through after. Creamy mouth feel but not cloying. Medium length finish. Very well made and not a typical barley wine. Very nice.


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