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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
’Before the Dawn’ Black Barleywine aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels

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3.5
yespr (45710) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and caramelish. Smooth malty, caramelish and roasted. Smooth malty and sweet caramelish into the finish.

4.3
Travlr (25208) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft at the source courtesy of jackl, thanks! Jet black color, brown head. Aroma has vanilla, whisky, spice, coffee, cocoa. Taste is smooth vinous port wine, whiskey, dark fruit, burnt butterscoth. Great complexity and character. Tremendous.

3.6
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
The pour is very dark brown in color with a khaki head. A light roastiness followed by tons of whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits. A really nice barrel aroma to this. A light oxidation on the palate, but really great barrel flavors. Whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits. There’s a rather strong roasted malt note, and some spiciness of wood and rye.

4.7
Benzai (15742) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ THT November. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized creamy dark brown head. Aroma is malts, lightly roasted malts, lots of bourbon, some coffee. Taste malts, roasted malts, lots of bourbon, bitter. Oh my fucking god this is awesome!

4
djd07 (15077) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong rye, oak, and wood. Slick mouthfeel with strong dark fruit, rye, wood, and light boozy finish. Very good.

4.2
Tmoney99 (14605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark toasted malt, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.

3.8
Drake (13942) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #47. Keg at the brewery, 5/8/16. Dark brown, medium creamy dark brown head. Aroma of strong whiskey, vanilla, toasted malts, toffee. The taste is toffee, vanilla, bourbon, raisin, brown sugar. Medium bodied.

4.2
kermis (13680) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Bottle shared thanks to Benzai. Pours near black with a small and short lived beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, roast, toffee, overripe dark fruits, wood and booze. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 Before the Dawn, we’re prepared for the fall So many lives with no future at all Before the Dawn, now they chime in the end Death and destruction will come from their hands, or I sacrifice you bastard child The time has come to take your life Born of evil in the name of Christ YOU SHALL DIE!!! Re-rate, really like this stuff a good ba barleywine.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and some whiskey. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, and caramel with a dry oak finish.


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