Samuel Adams LongShot Mile High Barleywine

Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Ben brewed this ale to mark his 100th batch of homebrew. The beer is rich and malty, with a hint of caramel and plum. Brewed with citrusy American hops and a blend of six varieties of malt, the sweet and dark fruit notes in this beer linger on the palate.”

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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/4/10. 2nd offering from the LongShot series that I’m trying. 12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours a dark sweet-tea-looking mahogany. A good-sized beige head rests on top. Disappears to just a thin sheet and ring around the edge. Some pretty sip rings lag behind. Scents of toffee, molasses, caramel, and some hop oils. The body is moderately thick, with a decent carbonation backing. Light bubbly play on the tongue. Some dark fruits noted in the flavor, like fig and raisins. Sweet toffee aftertaste. Bitterness is moderate. Slightly drying on the backend. This was pretty good. Not as bold and in-your-face as most American BWs, but good. I like this take.

zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2012
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear copper pour with a thin white head. Slightly hoppy and floral aroma with some light caramel hints. Very malty and sweet at the start with a rather spicy and hoppy finish. Nice bitter bite at the tail end.

Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2012
aroma, dark fruity old malts, cereal type malt, color, meduim hue, taste cereal malt on the front then dark fruits rasisn plum, overall, not bad, needs work, somewhat good example of a english barleywine, needs age?

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
sample at Coles Barleywine Competition. Caramel copper pour. Rich malts, touch of cherry, sweet flavor>slight hops burn, burnt sugar. pretty balanced. Decent

alobar (3833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a chestnut brown color with a soapy off-white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and dark fruit. Solid lacing! Slightly weak flavor with dark fruit, caramel,fig, raisin, and a slight hop ending. Really nice beer!

phaleslu (10330) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus. Pours a hazy, deep amber color with a big, frothy beige head that leaves a good deal of lacing in the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, plums, brown sugar, cookies, figs, raisins, and a hint of soap. Flavor of caramel malts, rum bread, toasted sugar, plums, raisins, dates, graham crackers, and some citrus peel. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an initially fruity, then malty mouthfeel. Dark fruit and booze linger in the aftertaste. Good barleywine.

Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle, best by 8/10: Muddy orangey brown with a thin tan head, plums and brown sugar in the aroma, thick bodied with mellow carbonation with a dark fruit ending, starts and ends sweet. Not a barleywine that could handle serious aging.

jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
(bottle 6/11/10). Clear deep amber color. Large off white head. Aroma and flavor of moderate sweet malt, with light dark fruit, hops, and alcohol. Avg duration. Light alcohol finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter. Appearance: Beautiful magenta red with very wispy head. No lacing. Aroma: Caramel, plum, cherry, alcohol and a nice blast of citrus hops. Taste: Fairly sweet malts with caramel, plum, dark fruit, citrus and molasses. While there is quite a bit of hoppy citrus flavor, there really is not much hop bitterness - just a twinge of spice and bitterness at the end. Palate: Low carbonation, full smooth body, quite warming. Overall: Not much bitterness for an American Barleywine, as it seems more like an English Barleywine with a lot of citrus. However, this is possibly the most approachable Barleywine I have had.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2011

Name: LongShot Mile High Barley Wine Ale
Date: April 17, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, light fruityness, lots of earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice fruityness, touch of hot caramel, balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

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