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 11/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Thanks to cfrancis for this. Pours a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, figs, chocolate and nuts. Taste is sweet caramel, figs, dried fruits and a heavy malt profile that finishes with some roast malt bitterness and some alcohol. Overall this is a very good and interesting barley wine however it doesn’t fit the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Bouteille 625ml. De couleur brune-rouge foncée et claire. Nez de caramel aux notes rôties et terreuses, léger de sirop d’érable avec des notes de fumée de bois et de houblon herbeux ainsi que des traces de fruits (raisins rouges) et de chocolat noir. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture huileuse. Léger-moyen goût de grains de malt moyennement rôtis et légèrement terreux avec un léger goût de fumée de bois et des traces de bois humide lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de caramel peu sucré et légèrement brûlé avec des notes de chocolat ainsi que des traces de sucre brun et de sirop d’érable puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool avec une moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux faibles traces résineuses. Post-goût moyen-long et aux notes sèches, moyennement amer de rôti aux notes brûlées, moyen de houbon herbeux aux notes florales avec un léger goût d’alcool ainsi que des traces de chocolat et boisées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
625 ml bottle. Pours a ruby-tinted brown with a resilient beige head. Smell is malty and boozy. Taste is very malty, some caramel, not as tasty as I’d expect from a barley wine...Earthy and herbal hops, some lingering herbal hops post-finish. Medium to strong body, smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Not the best of barley wines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a very dark copper with a thick, pillowy beige head; very resilient. Active carbonation. Aroma is berries, vanilla, grass, cereal, spice. Taste is somewhat unexpected; bitter, dry, boozey, bitter fruit peel, grain alcohol and a bitter finish or roast malt and baker’s chocolate. Again, active carbonation keeps things bubbly. This beer caught me very by surprise. There’s something intense and punishing about this beer. I don’t think it’s terrible though. I feel like this would be a great beer to drink to follow a break up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4050) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of cocoa, bread and molasses. The taste was of molasses, cocoa and roastiness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (5356) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Une bouteille du LCBO. Un liquide brun-rouge et une tête qui résiste paisiblement. Un nez de malts grillés, de bonbons au beurre, de sucre caramélisé et, dans une perspective lointaine, de café. Des saveurs amères de grains grillés avec des choses terreuses, de la tire d’érable brûlée et des notes boisées. Une bouche huileuse et un pétillement modéré dans un corps rond. Une finale qui combine une forte amertume de houblons à des notes caramélisées et boisées astringentes. Un truc assez bizarre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8194) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
65 cl bottle @ HBF. Rated on 21.05.2010
Aroma is rather malty with some raisins. Flavour has harsh, sweet malt, some raisins, ripe fruits and hints of toffee. Too harsh, a barley wine in English way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3282) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a nice velvety beige top. Aroma is plum, raisin, wood and earthy malts. Taste is syrupy sweet malts, raisins, plum and earthy flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
625ml bottle
8.5% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 29, 2012
The beer pours a solid dark brown with black edges, and creamy tan coloured cap. The aroma is grainy malt, some roast, and some metallic hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, metal, and some molasses/maple sweetness in the mix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11641) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
A decent beer, brought in to the LCBO for a decent price of $8. Not what I expect from an English barleywine, very bitter finish, dark bodied, chocolate malts. Let’s see how my aged bottle from Maine holds up over the years.Above average carbonation. Good ingredients, but Not as drinkable as it could be.

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