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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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The biggest farm animal to come out of the SweetWater Barn! We bucked up and threw everything, including the kitchen sink, into this "Jackass" concoction. At 10% ABV and over 90 IBU - Youíll know it when it hits you in the back of the head!

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3.6
JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
Small yellow rim over faintly hazy foxy-orange beer. Hoppy, grapes, sultanas, cakebottom, very American. Sweet-hoppy (yes...) with relatively little bitterness, lots of fruity esters as citrus and banana, without getting a Weizencharacter. Very well-bodied, slick to the point of oily-viscous. Excellent, if a tad to the sweet side IMO.

3.6
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
Thanks to yobdoog for sharing. Deep amber coloured brew. Very bright hoppy/minty flavour over rich pale malts. Loads of fresh spicy hops. Light fruitiness in the back. Finishes with some grapefruity flavour that isnít really there in the aroma. Pretty by the numbers, but I quite like it nonetheless.

3.6
3fourths (9332) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2007
1L bottle thanks to CaptainCougar. Sharp, well-hoped sweet honey, cedar, crystal malt-heavy nose, with notes of sherry and spicy oak. First impression on the tongue is thatís itís a little thin, I guess for what I was expecting... meaning something with the heavyness of Bigfoot. Almost seems like it was lightened with some candy sugar (without the huge sweetness), as it falls apart on the back rapidly, leaving a dull, thin, lightly spicy hop and cedar residue. The flavor never seems to fully develop. Nothing really terrible with this one, but the body and the lack of flavor depth are the main reason that this one suffers.

4
douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2010
One liter bottle thanks to someone from awhile back- thanks man! Pours a deep bronze color with a large foamy white head. A great sweet BW flavor; rich caramel, loads of hops, sweet and fruity. The flavor is similar; a rich robust flavor of caramel, fruity hops, sweet candies and fruit. Very nice and well-balanced. Tasty, I could have drank the liter myself- thankfully I did not.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Big thanks to none other than the obsceneone. No better way to enjoy a tasty barleywine than by the liter swing top. Pours mildly hazy orange to copper with white head. The aroma is big with a load of pine hops mixed with sticky chewy sweet malts, mildly roasted malts and some caramel. This beers smells like a IIPA rather than a barleywine. The taste is either a IIPA or an American barleywine with a west coast hop slant. Yummy. I get a heaping helping of pine hop bitterness followed by sweet sticky malty sweetness. There is just a ton of pine hop bitterness that goes on and on and on. I donít get any dark fruity esters that I associate with the style.

3.7
SudsMcDuff (8389) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
donít mess with that Antigua weed, its wicked!! .. . pours a a gold copper .. med foam .. . lots of golden syrup and non alcoholic rum ... clean and slick .. . good but abit mean, grrr ... . danktank DP: BW version

4.5
radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Huge bottle, unsure about size. From friends who brought this back from Georgia. Overall this beer was fantastic. It wasnít as barely wine like as I expected, but that might have been better for me than it otherwise could have been. Alcohol is extremely masked in this beverage, and with an extremely smooth beverage, itís hard to not drink it faster than you should.

3.4
BuckeyeBoy (7543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
1 liter flip top thanks to Toby. Pours out a hazy orangeish amber topped with a sand head. Nose is brown sugar and oxidation a bit old. Taste is as the nose lots of sweetness caramel malts little hops left and cardboard.

3.8
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2007, 1L bottle. This has survived 3 tastings unopened... but the title really sums up my week (figuratively), so Iím going to drink it myself. Poured healthy medium orange with an easily-resuscitated cap of yellowy-beige head. The aroma was a bouquet of sweetness, showcasing aged caramel, brown sugar, and redder fruits.. hops were muted, but gave some dry floral and earthy character.. sweetness masked the boozage nicely. The flavor had a similar malt bill that was sweet throughout.. brown sugar led the caramel by a bit and the fruit was much less pronounced.. bitterness was light with pine and citrus leading.. picked up a hit of molasses along with residual caramelly sugars and not-too-specific bitterness on the finish. Heavier-bodied with a choppy flow across the palate (perhaps due to age).. grainy and a little warm.. overall a very enjoyable brew.

4.1
Sledutah (7491) - Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Sampled at the SLC tasting 1/23/10. Thanks to Doug for bringing this bad boy to the show!
Appearance: Poured a hazy amber with a nice amount of off white head
Aroma: Dark fruits, sweet malts, citrus
Taste: Sweet malts, dark fruits, citrus, pine
A very nice Barley Wine! Well balanced with lots of hops to balance the malt.


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