ITT: Barleywines

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  1. JulianB

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    That's a pretty sight, what a lovely color for that beer.

    Do you not have an Arctic Devil, or just haven't opened one? I can bring one up with me for you when I pass through Philly next month.
     
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  2. xnicknj

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    I don't have one - thanks! I'll be sure to return the favor.
     
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  3. stakem

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    I prefer the english style over american. Though, it puts a smile on my face to see Gratitude getting some love in here.

    My highest rated ones are (hahahah homer) Bullfrog Old Toad and Selinsgrove (though theirs in technically a wee heavy.)

    Every time I read one of these discussions, it always comes up...people love dem der bottles Sucaba/Abacus and I dont get it. Each time I have had that beer, it seems thin and boring. Perhaps a markintihar of a bottle will enlighten me.
     
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  4. 1v1willwreku

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    Giving people a peak at The 'Tome Dome
     
  5. tehzachatak

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    gratitude vanilla ice cream floats, huh?

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  6. JulianB

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    A pic by Compton25 in the DDT thread reminded me of how good Sleepin' With Shaggy is.
     
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  7. Treebs

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    That's quite a polarizing beer. The one I had tasted like pennies.
     
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  8. Tyrsis

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    I can definitely see where you get the coppery taste, but generally I like it.
     
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  9. beachstrength49

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    Totally missed this statement but would you accept donations to this tasting? Might have something to add but need to see the list thus far.
     
  10. Previously

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    This guy...
     
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    This fucking guy...
     
  12. Romulux

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    Shaggy was like gnawing on a barrel. Normally, I like wood all up in my mouth but this was too big for me to handle........
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  13. axeman9182

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    Barrel aged English Barleywine just might be my favorite style. Thanks to the OP I see myself dipping into the cellar for a MoaS sometime in the near future. One of my favorite non ba barleywines has got to be Pretty Things Our Finest Regards, that beer is way too drinkable fresh for being 13%
     
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  14. Local831Lurker

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    This (barleywine/old/strong) is by far my number one style(s) of beer(s). Will upload pornzz from the past month or two.


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    While we are on the shaggy note, mine was almost a drain pour. I certainly hope my other bottle isn't the same.



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    I recently drank a 2012 and 2009 bomber side by side, then mixed them together. Both very good, but blended was awesome!



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    the henry hype is real.



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    Seriously, this bourbon abominable is in my top 3 old/strong/barleys, and i've had alot of them. Seek this out!



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    BA behemoth. This wasnt as amazing as id hoped.



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    honestly, this '99 aged pretty well.
     
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    This years version of BBOMB comes out in the next month or two...I got to sneak a taste from a barrel at the brewery a couple weeks ago. FUCKING awesome as usual.
     
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  16. libbey

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    Finally got to enjoy an entire glass of this masterpiece last night. I'd only had a couple of oz. previously.

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    I have a 2 year old Hopslam in my cellar. Has it turned into a world-class barleywine like everybody said it would?
     
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    Just saw the 2013 Sebago Barrel Aged Barleywine has hit the taps (at Novare anyways). I know where I'm headed after work...
     
  19. CheapBeerBuzz

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    This thread hasn't been posted to in 3+ years. Oh well. The lineup from a massive BW tasting at KevSal 's place:
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    Rankings to follow...
     
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    How am I just now finding this thread... I am such a failure.