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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5711) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2016
thick malty sweet lots of bourbon oak. Heavy lovely. Big boozy and strong. Every thing I want in a winter warmer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (10086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2016
Tap at Imazato. Cloudy, muddy, medium brown with lace. Good nose, bourbon, caramel, wood, peaches, vanilla. Great barrel aging balance, wood, toffee, peaches. Great bitterness. Lovely stuff and very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1821) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Cloudy copper pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, vanilla, and some alcohol. Taste is vanilla, whiskey, toffee, toast, and a little pine. Full body. Light booze warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
750ml bottle I picked up at the beer temple. pours a dark brown with a small off white head. nice whiskey oak with a sweet caramel taste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Single finger foamy head, super cloudy pour with hints of orange in the color. Aroma of caramel and some burnt sugar. A wine like chardonnay thing is going on in the aroma too, which is likely the barrel. Taste has some whiskey notes and toffee. Medium bodied. Some rosy alcohol notes as well. Warming in the mouth, slight burn as well. Finishes dry.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2015
wwow this is enjoyable. This isnt a sugar bomb, its sweet less, but enjoyable with a balance of wine flavors, and some roasty dryness. Very impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6319) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2015. Comes reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, and some alcohol. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3138) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Dark mahogany pour... Aroma of caramel malts, whiskey, smoke, tobacco... Flavor is rich in toffee and caramel malts, plum, fig, tobacco with whiskey on palate... Not much bitterness, great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015
750 ml Bottle. Deep amber colored appearance with a sudsy layer of beige foam. Strong notes of tart fruit, toasted oak, toffee and wheat malt in the nose. Flavor starts out with brown sugar, whiskey and dark fruits upfront along with some vanilla, black cherry and caramelized sugars toward the end. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and an oaky, caramel malted finish. Overall, a unique Belgian style BA Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Dry, boozy and bitter, with a pleasant sweetness. Great companion to food, and very enjoyable all by itself. Plenty of floral elements from the hops, too.


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