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Alaskan Barley Wine 2009


This barley wine features “glacier-fed water, northwest hops, and premium two-row and specialty malts.” So not very specific there. But this is a limited release like most barley wines and is apart of their “Pilot Series”.

Barley Wine. 10.4% ABV. Alaska.

Typical barley wine color with a brown, caramalized color. Not any head on this.

Very sweet nose with caramel, but there is this weird, food like smell that I can’t place exactly. Actually, I think what I get is some mushrooms, yeah. And just a little bit of hops.

Medium to full bodied with a slightly high carbonation, but pretty nice mouthfeel.

Not as sweet on the palate, but has that caramel and mushroom thing going on, with a little bit of orange and cherry. There is a hint of oak and vanilla, and a tiny bit of bitterness, but really vanilla-y on the back end which I really like. I’m also getting a bit of tobacco on the back.

Not a bad beer and surprisingly approachable at this age. 90 points.

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