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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear medium to dark orange brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, alcohol - whisky, dried fruit, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, whisky, alcohol warm, soft caramel, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101024]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43286) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, slight vegetable and yeasty. Caramelish, whiskey and mild vanilla flavoured. Lingering malty and slight breadish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of berries, wood, malt, and pink label. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, dust, dried fruits, as well as some raspberries, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27305) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle at Paps. Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, marzipan and whisky. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits whisky, marzipan and hops. Sweet, hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly vinous dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty woody dark fruit flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and vanilla finish with hints of wood in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy amber with a small and creamy off-white head. Heavy, heavy whiskey aroma. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, dry caramel notes, lots of wood here with an underlying tart and slightly salty edge. Not excessively hoppy but quite some alcohol burn in the finish. 241010

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23615) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle at Papss
Cloudy amber color; almost no head. Aroma of malt, apple skins, butter; light alcohol. Medium-sized body, with a rather boozy malt flavor, caramel, light flavor of sweet liquorice too; the alcohol is indeed too evident. And it lacks the expected sweetness. Unbalanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16882) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle, 75cl, at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. A brown one, almost clear, with a minimal sized off-white head. Theres caramel, dried fruits, some alcohol, pine cones, fluor tooth paste, mint notes and a faint roasted hint in the aroma. Full body, lightly warming and with a pleasant carbonation. Theres not much impact from the booze, neither in the aroma nor in the flavor. Lasting finish with a good bitterness. Wow, first Nebraska beer and its this good. Amazing. 130817

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The pour is almost flat and pours a murky orange-amber color. I dont see any foam/head at all. S: This is a damn boozy beer. The nose is almost completely dominated by the whiskey aroma. In fact, that, coupled with the intense oakiness, brings out an almost sour aroma. Strangely, I get a bit of pineapple and maybe some green apple. T: There is a bit of bread, toffee, and caramel here. Its decently sweet, but the whiskey aroma once again absolutely overwhelms this beer. Tons of oak and maybe a hint of vanilla. M: The body is medium with a very, very low level of carbonation. D: Kind of disappointing and difficult to drink with all the booze going on.


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