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Twisted Pine "Bough Breaker"
Twisted Pine Brewing Company - Boulder, Colorado USA
Barleywine (ABV 9.1%) (IBU 120)

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a clear dark reddish amber with an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that diminished down to a large puddled film and small collar with excellent sticky sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet caramel malt, floral hops and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, citrus (orange), dark fruit (figs and dates), candi sugar and a mild alcohol presence.

The taste was extremely malty with a slight caramel sweetness and a strong dark fruit presence from the start, and then became decently hoppy with a nice sweet toffee presence and a light citrus peel bitterness towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a very long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter sweet citrus peel taste lingering on along with an slow creeping alcohol warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a nice dry texture and a soft mellow carbonation.

Overall this was a very tasty Barleywine: even though I did find to be pretty basic for the style, it did posses an nice hoppy bite. I did however expect a much bitterer flavor with an IBU of 120...

Sampled: 1/16/2013
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