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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Small Batch Series: From the aroma and notes of sweet honeysuckle, pineapple, and grapefruit, to richer hints of burnt sugar, and toffee, this intriguing brew is full of complex flavors. The distinct character of toasted oak adds depth and contrasts the light fruit sweetness. This unique take on a barleywine ale surprises with its smoothness and balance of fruit, hop citrus, and warming strength.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

ABV. 11.5%. Clear medium to dark orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, barley wine aroma, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dired fruit - riped fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft floral vanilla nose ... sweet juicy fruits ... vanilla ... toffee ... dull ...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16033) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a pale golden with a big white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak and licorice. Flavour of vanilla, oak, slight smoke and licorice. The flavours don’t really compliment one another to make a complex profile. Pretty good, though a bit thin and unrefined.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours light amber with white head. Nose/taste of oak, toffee, sweet malt, caramel, honey and hints of pineapple. Smooth - no alcohol detected. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14615) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a creamy, fizzy near-beige head. Lots of fruit in the aroma - pineapple I can discern. Full bodied. Flavor is caramel, astringent oak, and as the caramel washes away there’s grapefruit rind. It really is quite astringent. Interesting balance. Certainly not the standard heavy sweet barleywine. Pretty good stuff, and though the alcohol is clearly present, it’s not disturbing the experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14060) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of oak, honeysuckle, vanilla, grapefruit, light pineapple and light toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, honeysuckle, toffee and fruittiness with a smooth lingering oak finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14004) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a moderate to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit, earthy and dark caramel malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13752) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light pineapple, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pineapple, herbal. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear deep golden-orange with a white head. Aroma of hops with citrus, pine, some tropical fruits ans alcohol. Later whiffs are more about vanilla and malt. Sweet malty flavor with a lot of vanilla, caramel, honey notes, a bit of fruitiness, alcohol and a finish with moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied, somewhat oily mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13179) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy copper with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is grapefruit and honey. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruit and sugary finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a good barleywine from Sam Adams.


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