RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
A few times a year we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Our 2012 Barley Wine bridges continents of style, a harmonious creation of Diploma Master Brewer Daniel Carey. He personally chose the hop fields that were harvested for this powerful beast of a brew. Styrian Golding, Willamette, Columbia, and Sterling with bold citrus and resin notes. All perfectly balanced with toasty graham cracker flavors of floor malted barley. Savor this very big beer at 45 F and it will reward you with an open embrace.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20128) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle at the Semi-Final Tasting, my place in London. Thanks to Jack. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Sugary malts on the nose with light caramel and some faint floral notes. Big sweet flavor with sticky pine, sturdy grass, a bit of caramel, and alcohol. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, big and sweet, with more caramel and alcohol, some ripe fruits, heavy malts. Not terrible, but it would probably improve a lot as it mellows out with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Clear amber in color with a khaki head. Strong sugar aroma, a nice toasted malt note, and a bit of sweet fruit. Some citrusy hops and a touch of pine. Fairly sweet on the palate with a perfumey hop profile. Lots of grapefruit zest, a light pine, and plenty of sweetness. Nice brown and table sugars, a little bit of caramel, and some toast. A hint of fruits and alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15757) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle shared by Italarican at Maxs tasting for Meet the TURD. Pours amber orange. White head. Nose/taste of candi sugar, pine, caramel bread, citrus and butterscotch. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room, NYC - Thanks to my friend Derek - shared with Mette. Clear golden/amber - white head. Fruity , sharpness, light dusty, nutty, citrus, barley, clean, light hoppy, light caramel, light bisquit, nice fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14745) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Thanks to Guerde for this bottle. Pours orange amber with no real head. Aroma is floal and fruity/citrus hop. Med body. Flavor is bitter floral citrus over a nice caramel backbone. Pleasant departure from excessive brown sugar. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting creamy ivory head. Aromnas of crackers, lemon zest, grapefruit zest and a hint of pine. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, earthiness, grapefruitr and light lemon zest with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering citrus finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsadad06. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted caramel malt and resin hop aroma. Moderate to heavy body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biitersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Large off-white head that mostly dissipates, atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some raisin, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, orange, caramel, some raisin/vinous, light grapefruit. Sticky medium-full body, some resin, alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (13736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle at Leightons Euro Semi-Final tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours golden yellow, with a decent white head. The nose is alcohol, sweet tangerine, sweet fruit, icing sugar and sweet malt. The taste is sweet tangerine, white sugar, alcohol warmth, butter, spice, dryness, grass and meal, with a dry, warming finish. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Unbalanced and too hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared at the Baltimore Irish Chanukah tasting, 3/17/12. Thanks to Ghostface and pantanap for sending me bottles. Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of leafy, herbal, citrus hops with caramel and toffee malts. The taste is citrus hops, caramel, toffee, earth and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Very drinkable, especially for its ABV.

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