Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley’s Signature Series)

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Barley Wine Style Ale is a big beer made with six different malts (Pale Ale, Crystal, Caramunich, Wheat, Chocolate and Roasted Barley) and balanced with a very full hop charge of Summit, Challenger and Fuggles hops. It is a deep reddish brown color with a complex fruity nose, a very full body, and an interesting balance between grains and hops which ends with a pleasing dry taste. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.5% alcohol by volume.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2009
bottle thanks to kp. Shared at February Houston tasting. Pours a dark brown with no head. Nose is of caramel and earthy. Taste is of fruit and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with a bitter finish. Not that good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours out dark like a robust coffee with a tall lingering head. Aromas of molasses and roasted coffee persist. Full nectar with mellow carbonation. This brew is heavily roasted and laden with molasses. Not much else but some green vegetation rind. The finish bitters up a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Dark garnet brown with a fizzy tan head. Molasses caramel and mild sugar aroma and taste with spice and earthy tobaccoo and leather finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 19, 2009
dark brown with an ruby hue under a small brown head. syrupy appearance while pouring. aroma has notes of chocolate, molasses, caramel with very little hops. different than most BW’s. flavor is very roasted much like a stout or porter. lots of chocolate and caramel. a bit hot with alcohol but not bad. dry finish. better than the imperial porter from the same series but this one actually reminds me more an imp porter than a BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bomber from Sam’s in Downers Grove, Illinois: The body has the color of dark orange pekoe tea capped by a respectable tan head that fades slowly but completely. The aroma is butterscotch and toffee with a light earthy bitterness. The flavor pretty well reflects that although some alcohol and bitter herbs are added. The finish is sticky sweet with a dirty bitter bite. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a small cream colored head. Butterscotch and malt aroma. Rich malt flavor with butterscotch and a bit of fruitiness. Medium-plus bodied. Malt, light caramel, and butterscotch lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - FEB 17, 2009
On tap at Toronado for Barleywine fest ’09. One of the least impressive I had (tough competition though). Dark amber color. Malty on the aroma and flavor with a little hop bitterness and ever-so-slight fruitiness. Medium palate. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
A decent barley wine. Nothing special but still has some good flavor and color. Good end of the night beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2595) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Pours a three finger light tan head that leaves a good lace. Almost black color some mahogany highlights. Slight malty nose. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Flavor is some sweet maltiness but lacks the seriousness of a good barleywine, musty bitterness at finish. There are better barleywines like Southern Tier’s Backburner. Pricey for Shipyard, $10.15 for a 22 oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (6045) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Pretty bad. Dry malt flavor and aroma. No hops, no sweetness, and just a strange aroma and flavor of dry grain. Oxidized; maybe.

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