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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
Part of the Single Batch Series
This barleywine ale demands your full attention. It will entice you with its rich color and stimulate your senses with its bold flavor and extraordinary aroma. Our barleywine ale is a blend of old world influence and modern day ingredients.

First batch (draft) at 9.2%. Later at 12.5% too.

Briess 2-Row Blend - American
Briess Caramel 80 - American
Briess Red Wheat - American
Thomas Fawcett Crystal l&II - English
Franco Belges Coffee Kiln -France


24P. 56 SRM.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22907) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber brown color, small edge head. Aroma of spiced and toasted caramel. Taste is rich and spiced butterscotch. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a finger or so worth of off-white head. S: A nice note of caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar up front. The barrel is subtle, but does provide a nice vanilla note that blends nicely with the sugary characteristics of the beer. T: Quite a bit of caramel and burnt sugar up front along with a touch of alcohol. Not too much in the way of fruitiness, but some nice barrel and bourbon notes. M: Medium bodied with a pretty decent level of carbonation for a barrel aged barleywine. D: A very nice beer indeed. I was looking forward to trying this one and it did not disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14789) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Dark red colored beer with a deep dark red glare coming through, small off-white head. Smell malts, alcohol, some sweetness. Taste malts, lightly some sweetness and some alcohol. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
A dark reddish amber barley wine with a thin white head. In aroma, smooth caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, light maple, and warming alcohol. In mouth, intense barley wine with good hops, decadent sweet malt, maple notes, and warming alcohol. On tap at Portland location, April 2 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13178) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Team Boston. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong toffee, caramel, dark fruit, bourbon. Thick mouth, candy sugar, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2008
(Draft) Pours a clear dark amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, fruit, brown sugar, some vanilla, and light funkiness. Flavor of caramel, bread, fruit, and moderately bitter hops with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10923) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Murky brown, light brown head. Flavors of caramel, brown sugar, toasted oak, coconut. Pretty nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9636) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
66cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of ThirstyBird. Cuivre, col beige fin. Arme caramel, malt, note de fudge assez dominant et vraiment fantastique, sucre brun. Palais est agrablement bien malt, caramel subtile avec une certaine douceur rsiduelle qui fini par coll aux lvres, pointe dpices pour un houblonnage lger qui procure une fine amertume et note citronne. Se termine sur un profil malt orient vers le biscuit. Dlicieux.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8740) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 19/I/13 -1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-67) Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing the bottle!

Clear copper red beer, creamy irregular yellowish head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: hoppy, malts, sugar, bit chemical. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: chocolaty start, honey, sweet malts, sugary, caramel, bit fruity. Aftertaste: caramel, very sugary, sweet, but not disturbingly sweet, bitter, hoppy, some citrus, grapefruit, hint of chocolate, caramel, vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8663) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Thx. Thirstybird / Rian for this one. 65 cl. bomber sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Amber, fox red. Sweet creamy nose, caramel, bourbon, wood, sweet, sugar, Taste is Bourbon BA USA Barley wine goodness, sweet caramel, toffee, sweet, bourbon, wood, barrel, sugary, vanilla, caramely dark fruits, sweet, slick, smooth, Great stuff, lovely.

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