Anniversary Barley Wine Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by SFLpunk:
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
XVI Sixteenth Anniversary. 12 oz pry-top brown glass bottle. Label dated "Bottled on 05/15/09.
Appearance: Kind of a muddy reddish brown with some soap khaki head. Not a very pretty brew.
Nose: Awesome! Loud barley grain, caramelized sugar, leather, dark agave syrup, orange peel, toffee and milk chocolate.
Palate: Is large and sweet with some nipping alcohol around the edges and some astringent hops playing clean up. Medium-bodied and there's tension between fresh cream notes and spicy grain and prickly booze. Flavors are of rye and toasted pumpernickel. Caramel, but dried out by the hops, with a finish much like an IPA. Not super bitter, but drying. Long lingering finish. As it warms a little the mouthfeel goes a little watery in the middle.
Notes: FFO of big American Imperial Barleywine ales (i.e. Stonge Old Guardian, etc) or American old stock ales. Like it a lot, fairly affordable, but not my absolute favorite. The year has probably done it a lot of good is my guess having never had it fresh though.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2010 03:03:42 | More by SFLpunk
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My bottle was picked up from a bottle shop the date of the bottled on is 10/12/12...I bought it 2/28/14. Overall appears a deep murky mahogany brown hue big tan head forming thick, with fine speckled lacing. Smells like an aged barleywine, what does that mean the hops have tamed, the malts are full of over ripened fruit and big alcohol notes. The smell is of spicy plum and raisin notes, that I can't quit sniffing on. Dark fruit, brown sugar, malt layers in the flavor, nothing like an aged Bigfoot, a hint of diacetyl or wet cardboard in the malt character just from oxidation. Plum and dark fruit sugars coat the palate, not bad at all...well aged smoothed out Anniversary IPA bottled on 10/12/12. Mouthfeel is creamy, effervescent carbonation medium bodied texture. Overall it's good barleywine, I'm intrigued to see what this beer tastes like fresh, with 2 years of age it's fantastic.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 16:13:43 | More by WVbeergeek
Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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