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Behemoth Blonde Barleywine - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Behemoth Blonde BarleywineBehemoth Blonde Barleywine

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Ratings: 1383
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A huge, sweet Barley Wine with complex caramel malt notes, balanced by generous hopping and a high alcohol content. This fruity and malty beer is best enjoyed while keeping warm in the brutal winter months.

80 IBU

2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax, hands not skull on flat finish label (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2011 Bottle release - Yellow Wax, glossy label, skull on label (Ohio only)
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax
2014 Bottle release - Blue wax

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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a medium size white head with good retention. Aroma of citrus hops is easily distinguishable with a nice strong malt presence to back it up. Taste is well balance mix between sweet malt with a strong presence of citrus and floral hops. Body is lighter then expected and alcohol is well hidden. Probably a bit too much hops for my personal taste but very good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2006 21:11:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber with pink wax seal.

Translucent amber in color with a foamy white had that reduces to a thin layer of foam.

Aroma is hoppy and slightly sweet, smelling like a thick, piney syrup.

Taste is very, very good - nice hops up front, sweet, bready malts, and a nice, warm, alcohol finish. Very well balanced, and very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2006 01:38:29 | More by RockyTopHeel
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Crosling

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cherry red color with a small, light tan head, which quickly fades. Monstrous piney and resiny hop aroma, juicy as hell, which after some time begins to smell very medicinal. Nothing but hop aromatics in the aroma and if this were a Double IPA that would be fine, but in a barley wine I want malt aromatics. Still though, the hops are vibrant enough in the nose to definately be enjoyable. The body is undeniably huge and provides a nice mouth experience. The flavor is fairly well balanced between hop and malt flavors, but overall I suppose this is more of a hop accented barley wine. Loads of juicy, medicinal hop flavors throughout the palate, with hints of grapefruit. The malts hints of toffee all the way through, with hints of caramel and roasted nuts. Quite the tasty treat, but it needs your complete attention and a pretty large sample, because it changes very much throughout the tasting. Also, I am not one for aging barley wines, but this really needs some time. Maybe it will peak at around six to eight months. Just like the Raspberry Eisbock, I was hoping it would be my first 5.0...but to no avail...maybe soon, maybe sometime. Hopefully

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 15:09:32 | More by Crosling
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wax dipped 22 oz brown glass bomber consumed in chi-town right after the initial release. Dark slightly muddy/orangey liquid with a nice skull cap of white froth. Aromas of juicy FFF hop blend (amarillo and others) and juciy malts. Another FFF fruit punch beer as I call them, like a kicked up dreadnaught with less hops and more fruit juice/sucre. mouthfeel is clean and this mix of hops and sugar that would scare any diabetic does not get cloying anywhere along the route. Drinkability is scarily good. Another achievment.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2006 00:06:41 | More by francisweizen
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

First was handed one of these by the man himself, Beerguy (Frank). This one comes from orbitalr0x...hand delivered all the way from IL...thanks brother.
Pours a clear ruby red with a half finger of light beige head...very little lacing.
Fantastic in the nose...definitely American as the juicy fruit hops hit me. Throw in citrus, dried cherries, touch of raisin and a gentle burn on the hairs.
Taste is splendid...if you don't mind the hopped up bw's, this one really delivers. So well balanced and I am glad to see it more sweet than bitter...strawberries mainly in the flavor, the alcohol shines thru a bit and the aftertaste is delicious.
Mouthfeel is thicker than medium and the carbonation is perfect.
At 12.5% I will not reach for anything beyond this 650ml...the night begins and ends with this one...no complaints here.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 01:40:37 | More by warriorsoul
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity... Cap sealed with pink wax.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" tan head over the dark copper brew. Head holds nicely for the style, with slow-fading lacing. Aroma is super fruity hops, with ample malt character and alcohol whiffs. Flavor is bubble gum hops, with the malt sweetness up to the supporting role, and substantial alcohol warming in the fade-out. Have to admit it doesn't seem like 12.5abv. Mouthfeel and drinkability are incredible for what this beer "weighs" in at. One of the most drinkable heavy beers I've encountered. Scary stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 01:36:08 | More by ppoitras
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Secret Santa 2005 # 5

Tis a cold winter night, Eighteen inches of snow blankets our sleepy little town. By the light of the roaring fire my goblet is colored ruby red, with a thick creamy tan collar.

The aroma is rich, sweet, enticing, candy, bready, fruity and alcoholic.

Taste is rich, sweet, deep not cloying, warming but not too alcoholic, malty and hoppy and piney and nuty and fruity and dear god I thought I would never say it about a Three Floyds beer but it's balanced !

Lucious thick mouthfeel just oozes over the tongue. And it is indeed, absolutley dangerously drinkable.

A wonderful winter experience I hearily recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 02:01:51 | More by RonfromJersey
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass a very slightly hazy medium amber with an off-white head which rose slightly and fell slowly to lace the glass during consumption.

The aroma was pure 3F. The aroma was malty and nutty and in your face with the malt. Caramel malt and a toasty aroma were definitely present. The hops were spicy and earthy with a grapefruit character. The fruity aroma was bready and floral and the slight alcohol off the surface gave the phenolic a peppery note.

The flavor was malty and fruity with some dark fruits, mostly raisins. The malt contained a nice caramel aspect and a nutty flavor of Munich malt most likely. The flavor of the hops and the bittering was well achieved with some spice character and definite, yet restrained grapefruit flavors. The hops were resinouse but whipped into submission by the malt character.

The finish was malty and resinouse with both flavors lasting long and interesting into the aftertaste. Also present through the aftertaste was a peppery spice flavor. The body was full and the beer was viscous with a low level of carbonation yet the mouthfeel was still creamy. The alcohol was present and restrained throughout the beer, but created some spicy phenolics and worked very strongly with regard to warming that occurs post consumption. A great barleywine!

22 ounce bottle with pink wax seal. Thanks beerinator!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2006 22:36:25 | More by GCBrewingCo
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the biggest, juiciest barleywines I've had. Not surprising considering it is from Three Floyds. Many thanks to HopHeadKen for leaving the bottle at the Amana Beer Cache.

The beer pours to a nutty brownish amber color with a nice thick off-white head. Carbonation is fairly minimal, but head retention is excellent with all the hop proteins.

The smell is very juicy hoppy. Reminds me of the Dreadnaught IIPA except with a bit of that raisin/fig/plum barleywine character in the back. The smell is very overwhelmingly hops, however.

The taste is also very remniscient of the Dreadnaught IIPA in the hops department. So juicy is seems like you're sucking on a pound of fresh hops. Also has a good bit of residual sugars that balance out the bitter quite well. Of course, the raisin/fig/plum is there as well.

The mouthfeel is a bit thick and syrupy with lots of cloyingly sweet residuals. The only thing I could have asked for was a bit more smoothness, but some more age would have brought it around quite perfectly.

This beer is huge on the "would I drink another" department, but I couldn't drink more than one of these in a night, at most. I split this bottle with my roommate and was still overwhelmed in hop juiciness, but I loved every second of it regardless of the struggle.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 06:44:36 | More by neonbrown82
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EvilKeith

Alabama

3.4/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have to admit this is only my second time trying a barleywine. The first was a 3F's in Munster. It was a 2001 Behemoth. That, I found to be more full bodied and mellower. But, here goes...

Poured into a snifter a clear deep amber color. A small ring of fine bubbles around the glass.
It smells spicy, with tangy peaches and sweet apricots. It smells sort of like an apricot, raisin fruit juice.
It's taste is sweet and spicy with a piney aftertaste. Alcohol is overtly present.

I enjoyed this before on tap.The bottle not so much.
I'll probably try the stuff on tap again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 20:17:33 | More by EvilKeith
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tar

Bahamas

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the 22 oz. bottle a dark copper color with a thinish (one finger with a moderately hard pour), off-white head. The head quickly fades to a small ring of lacing around the glass and a very thin skim of tiny bubbles. Smells strongly of grapefruit, citrus, and piney hop aromas with a distinct spiciness as well. A great inviting aroma overall. Sweet sticky citrus and piney flavors explode in the mouth with a strong hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is full, sticky, and smooth. While a bit unbalanced this is an outstanding beer which I've enjoyed many times on-tap in the past and hope to many times in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 01:02:49 | More by tar
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my brother in Indiania for this nice Christmas gift. Now if he could just hook me up with some Dark Lord!!!

Pours a ruby brown color with a very thin head. Thin film does leave some OK lacing on the glass. Smell of molasses and brown sugar stand out to me with just the faintest hint of nuts. Flavor initially is dominated by the malty sweetness but there is enough hops bitterness to keep it from being sickenly sweet. The bitterness hangs around enough to pucker your cheeks a little with the aftertaste. This may be due to the high ABV also. A beer that is well worth the try but so BIG that I wouldn't drink it very often.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2006 02:37:15 | More by beermanbrian
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jlh8643

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This year's vintage poured into a cognac glass. A slight creamy white tan head, which faded fast, topped the dark copper/garnet body. Citrus hops with a load of sweet malts rush out of the glass. The hops are just in front of the malts in the initial swallow. Dark fruits combine with the hops nicely. The beer is more attenuated than in previous years so the finish is a bit dryer which is more to my liking rather than the liquid fruit cake it used to be. The alcohol is somewhat obvious so drink with caution.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2005 04:38:55 | More by jlh8643
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2005 release, Sampled December, 2005
Pours with a frothy, one finger thick (at most), pale tan colored head. The beer is brilliantly clear, ruby red color that has lots of bubbles rising slowly through the thick viscous body. The aroma is quite sweet and fruity up front; redolent of tropical fruit notes as well as peach, apricot, pineapple, mango, hints of kiwi. It is an odd mixture, almost like a tropical fruit cough syrup; though it is actually interesting and even nice. The aroma ends with a hit of spicy alcohol, which clears the sinuses a bit.

The taste is quite sweet as well, and at first does not seem quite so fruity as the aroma, but towards the end the tropical fruit notes really start to kick in. Peach, and apricot are prominent, but there are also notes of mango, definitely papaya, and hints of lychee. The finish is really where these tropical fruit notes start to get funky; they definitely remind me of some type of cough syrup, or perhaps even children's aspirin. The finish is solidly bitter of course, but it is also joined by that lingering, sweet medicinal note.

This is really quite a bit different than the last time I had this (in 2004), then it did not have the tropical fruit notes. My guess is that the hop bill changed on this. The tropical fruit notes are not bad, in fact they make the usual hop character quite interesting, but it is the medicinal notes in the finish that is a bit distracting. I do have this to say for it though, it is quite interesting!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2005 04:43:25 | More by Gueuzedude
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badbeer

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared at Lava Lounge, thanks to hero27. Beer pours a very deep ruby red as described on the bottle, excellant lacing. This is very hoppy as you might expect from an American barley wine, but there is a strong pineapple aroma as well as plum and dark fruits. Taste is much like the aroma with a strong hop and pineapple presence paired with a nice bit of alcohol warmth. Did I say this is hoppy? Mouthfeel is very smooth. Drinkable, yes, but limit how much you have. I would definately like to see this beer after a year or two of aging, can't wait to see what else is in store for this, enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2005 00:21:24 | More by badbeer
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a double deucer with a vitreous garnet hue topped with a surprisingly settling khaki collar that crept into the corners of my pint. Some rising bubbles met the top, but just a few to be exact.

Scents are an overwhelming aroma of floral bouquet mixed fruit the like of melon and papaya. (thanks to a fellow BA wifey!)

First swigs: Getting a fresh flavor of fruit cornucopia watermelon, papaya, and bubble gum. Some gummi bear sugar meets an effervescent fruit cocktail. Muted malts are overwhelmed by the fruity floral aspects. 12.5% get out of town.no way!

Feel is a frisky tricky full bodied aspect masked by a sugary thickness.

Last swigs: Gummi bear and tropical assault. Delicious to the last drop. Wasn't sure what to expect from FFF but this was a treat. Megga BIG thanks to OrbitalR0x for the traded bottle. Thank gawd that I have one more bottle.

Beer is good. Happy tropical fruit beering.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2005 03:27:56 | More by blitheringidiot
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daedalus

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pink wax sealed 650 ml bomber, adorned with creative 3F artwork.

As soon as I uncorked this bad boy, I was overwhelmed with smells of pineapple and hop resin. Oh my, what a mouth-watering combination. The beer pours a burnt reddish-orange with a cream colored head. Sure, it was nice to look at, but the smell alone begot an incontinent reaction and I had to taste it.

With the first sip, the pineapple/citrus/hop aromas from the nose resurface, followed by alcoholic hues that are balanced by a caramel sweetness and bread-like mouthfeel. The beer sweetens slightly as it warms and the alcohol becomes more pronounced; more like a ‘conventional’ barley wine.

I really did not find this one to be as overdone as I expected, given the style of the beer and brewery’s track record. Yes, it is aggressively hopped, but it is quite complex and well balanced. Another fine offering from Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2005 03:56:05 | More by daedalus
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bomber into a gobblet glass.

Appearance: A very pleasing coppery strawberry blonde. The head was almost not there struggling to be half inch. Almost no carbonation is present. This beer doesnt even pretend to lace.

Smell: Upon uncapping the beer my nose was assaulted with waves of fruityness, citrus, pineapple and hops exploded through the room. Just WOW! After the beer was poured into the glass the above mentioned flavors began singing Fat Bottom Girls. The fruits where joined by sugary floral piney goodness. Gods this is a treat.

Taste: This beer is heavily fruited with citrus, cherries and other fruityness. The beer is both sweet and spicy in the right mix. This is a barley wine from the hop gods.

Mouthfeel: Inspite of the sweetness of the barley wine 3F avoided making a thickly cloyingly sweet nasty mess. This barley wine is thickly sweet but the hops preserve this into a drinking treat.

Drinkability: This is just an excellent beer. The alcohol is well hidden and is deceptive. Is this really 12.5%. I could drink this all night. This fat bottom girl makes the rocking world go round.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2005 14:58:08 | More by nlmartin
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HopHeadKen

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After trying one of these at the brewery, I obtained six of these at the 2005 release and placed them in my cellar.

When tasted at the release, the hops were huge, sharp and raw.

I took this one to our homebrew club (because my newest brew is not yet bottled) and Six weeks later this barleywine is smooth.
I served it at my cellar temp 68 deg. F I did NOT want it COLD for tasting.

Pour is Medium amber brown and clear with thin white head.

Big hop aroma

Smooth warming taste, sweet, hoppy with a malt flavor that indicated the big grain bill that was used with this beer.

Mouthfeel is full, warm viscous.

Drinkability, nice. In a room full of vultures, it was hard to get more than a taste of a couple ounces. Limited release and relatively high price make this a self regulating beer. You just can't get enough to drink it every day.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2005 13:52:58 | More by HopHeadKen
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Kunzbrew for sharing such a great beer.
Poured clear rubyesque, with an off-white whispy head.
Repeated swirling brings the subsided microbubbles to the surface.
Huge fruit in the nose with alcohol and pine.
Rum -soaked fruit cocktail with a sprig of spruce dead center.
Finishes chewy and sweet, caramel coated candy apple with bubble gum stuck to the side.
Body thinner than expected, medium-ish.
A melange of fruits and light cocoa.
Bitterness in check with a not overdone hop flavor profile.
Pears, peaches, orange rind, cherries, melon, rum-soaked raisins.
A bit chewy and mildly sweet, vineous and warming.
Finishes long and fruity with pine resin spirits.
Complex, strong, and incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2005 16:16:10 | More by brewandbbq
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

After 4 consecutive "turkeys" at my last tasting, somebody finally popped open this bad boy (or should I say, bad girl from the label)

Appearance: Opaque ruby red, with a light grey head.

Smell: Whowza! Like getting smacked in the face by a pine branch with hops duck-taped on it, it was totally woodsy, then turned minty fresh, then it was more like cranberries and strawberries macerated in eau-de-vie. The hops just snapped. I must have smelled it for at least 3 minutes before taking my first sip.

Taste: A body so huge I could have just stuck a fork in it and lick it. It knocks you out with a 3-punch combo of massive caramel malt, hop bitterness you feel all the way into the nerve endings of your teeth and a and alcoholic vapor that gets you right in the chest. This is for fans of extra-large Beers, but it is pretty balanced, if in an over-the-top, super-size-me American kind of way. I think my tongue turned white from the dry astringency of the hops. A fun experiment!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2005 01:11:59 | More by Goldorak
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorrowfully totally clear amber-orange pour atop which an initially honest off-white cover fades at a constant rhythm. Expressive aroma firstly disarming you through a blast of floral, piney, sprucey aromatic amarillos. The underlying malt is not to be neglected, highly candyish, like concentrated Jolly Rancher juice. Tons of residual sugar components, yet well developed fruitiness, rich with melon and perfumed berry notes. Quite boozy in mouth, if not necessarily harshly so thanks to the cognac-like nature of the alcohol, reminding of a concentrated wine. Thus very sweet and fittingly very hoppy, foresty, fruity, woody and throath-coating. Very malty spirit is betrayed by a rather syrupy palate, certainly fruity and alcoholic, but also rather oily and slick even, the carbonation being restrained to say the least. Far from a favourite among barleywines, just not very mature nor sagacious, it remains an experiment worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2005 01:08:16 | More by Rastacouere
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A heavy handed pour only raised about a 1/4 inch of off white foam on top of a orangy/reddish viscous body. Aromas of pine/grapefruit/tropical hops standout along with fruity alcohol aroma. Hop flavors do not deliver on the aroma that was promised. Malt flavors are not complex and the hop flavors seemed too muddled. Alcohol flavors are well in check for 12.5%. Nice chewey mouthfeel that is expected of the style.

A decent barlywine, but for the price of this 22oz. bomber ($16), I was expecting something that would blow my mind and would stand out from the rest. All that got blown away here is the $8 out of my wallet they are overcharging for it. If ya want a hoppy barlywine that is easier to drink and much more complex, pick up two Avery Hog Heaven bombers for about the same price.

Don't beleive the hype.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2005 19:43:54 | More by Longstaff
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Higravity

Michigan

2.48/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

A real nice brown with an orange tint, but I got barely any head out of this thing. It smelled promising with large floral bouquet of some potent flower and some sap that has caught fire mixed with a double fist punch of alcohol all sitting above a bed of sweet malt madness. The I took a sip and the train jumped the tracks. What a mess of a beer. The alcohol is so prevailent that even the hops seem weak and they are strong enough to do damage all on there own. I could see laying this one down for some years that is the only thing that could save this. Sharp, abrasive, raw and rough is the way I would describe this beer. It does have a great thick mouthfeel and if I couldn't taste anything I would enjoy this well enough. Sorry maybe if I get some again I'll lay it down for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2005 15:42:57 | More by Higravity
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful orangish-brown in color with a light, off-white head. The beer itself was crystal clear, which I thought was strange for a BW.

Smell – OMG! This is hoppier than most dry-hopped IPAs that I’ve had. The hop aroma is just like raw hops. I mean, pull the hops off the vine and hold them to your nose and this is the smell of this beer.

Taste – The hops are huge and raw at the taste as well. It tastes like Kim dry-hopped the bottle just before I arrived. There’s a good, strong winey base to this one as well, although it’s balanced towards hops for sure.

Mouthfeel – This is a big medium-bodied and very dry.

Drinkability – I enjoyed drinking this ale, but it was certainly unbalanced and would benefit from aging. For a big hop-infused alcohol rush though I haven’t found a better candidate.

Comments – Thanks to skyhand for popping this hop monster at the Second Annual Beer-o-ween party. It went great with Shaun of the Dead and my spicy enchiladas.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 02:06:59 | More by RoyalT
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,383 ratings.