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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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sairacaz20@yahoo.com profile picturesairacaz20@yahoo.com - February 17, 2014
Great blend of hop and malts . Strong beer. Nice sipper .
rfishe21@gmail.com profile picturerfishe21@gmail.com - February 9, 2014
Kind of like a lighter dark, rich stout. Enjoyable. Good with dessert
dgrady12 profile picturedgrady12 - January 26, 2014
Yummy. Not too heavy easy drinkin barley wine.
robertvperry@gmail.com profile picturerobertvperry@gmail.com - January 12, 2014
Excellent flavor and character. Hoppy but more to the sweet side. Packed a nice kick as well. Have made subsequent purchases
DaveyBoySwagg profile pictureDaveyBoySwagg - October 18, 2013
Pours amber from the tap. Smell: booze, malt, green raisin. Taste: smooth malt flavor with caramel-like thickness that balances the booze beautifully. Overall: weak for a Barleywine, but very good and smooth.
BrandonMelton profile pictureBrandonMelton - June 12, 2013
Rating: A+
beerdman profile picturebeerdman - May 11, 2013
Think sweet imperial IPA. It is hop forward with a malt build of a barley wine. Certain Imperial IPAs do have a big malt build (unavoidably), but they are not so sweet like this barley wine. It reminds me of a lower abv 120 Minute IPA. Enjoy fresh
L1ZARD profile pictureL1ZARD - April 15, 2013
Hoppy, yeah!!!
Mr. Marcus profile pictureMr. Marcus - March 10, 2013
Black cherry, over ripe strawberry, celery, and smoke on the nose. Fleur de sal, molasses, soy sauce, burnt sugar on the mouth. Nice long bitter finish. Decent if you like em barley whiney.
mrd775 profile picturemrd775 - February 23, 2013
Hoppy. Nice malt backbone. Pretty well-balanced. The hops have a bit of an odd taste to them. Mineral-y maybe? Overall, an enjoyable (and strong) beer.
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