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Brewed By: Great Divide Brewing Company

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Average Rating:
7.37831

Number of Ratings: 378

Style: American Barleywine

Brewed In: 2201 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205, USA

ABV: 10.20%

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Tasting Notes

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aweitzman6182@gmail.com profile pictureaweitzman6182@gmail.com - May 21, 2016
It was a bitter and unfriendly beer
sudz profile picturesudz - May 18, 2016
Drinking a 2013 in 2016. Pours a lovely copper color with nice off-white head, which quickly gives way no doubt from the high gravity. No longer hop aromas, but all the bitterness is still there. Malty flavors are lingering, but not pronounced. Flavors are actually pretty out of whack right now. Should let this age for minimum 2-3 more years and ideally 5+ years to bring out the toffee and caramel indicative of well-aged barley wines. Wait on this one...you'll be glad you did.
rsd profile picturersd - August 1, 2015
8/1/15. Bottle King Morris plains. Good solid taste. Strong
jdawicki@hotmail.com profile picturejdawicki@hotmail.com - June 14, 2015
This is only my second barley wine , too much alcohol burn for me
j.clark.9 profile picturej.clark.9 - April 4, 2015
Dark caramel color. Slightly bitter, slightly sweet. Good malty flavor. Smooth, yet hoppy.
superdeckman profile picturesuperdeckman - March 1, 2015
Very good. Smells of plums and raisens. Get a cherry, coffee and chocolate taste.
o00o FOX o00o profile pictureo00o FOX o00o - June 22, 2014
Smooth, yet complex ale that's not overbearing.
joshvieux profile picturejoshvieux - March 30, 2014
Love this stuff. It's kindoff sweet since I'm an IPA guy but well worth trying.
jjswizz profile picturejjswizz - March 20, 2014
Good. Not quite my style
SmokeChannels profile pictureSmokeChannels - March 15, 2014
Wow. Thick. Bitter sting with a lasting impression, caramel pine slight citrus, lasting hop impression with malt backbone
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