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Barley Wine 2013 - Helltown Brewing

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Barley Wine 2013
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Helltown Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Helltown on 04-25-2014)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Glad I was able to pick this up after passing on trekking way out to Mt. Pleasant to pick some up.

Was this aged on maple syrup or maple wood? Because it sure seems like there is maple syrup going on here. Dark color to it. Massive tan-ish head. Minimal nose; kind of a sweet thing going on. Flavor is okay. Sweet shows mostly. Mild hop spices. A lot of maple influence, it seems. An okay barleywine. More sweet than I would have expected. I may go get another bottle to age for a bit to see what happens. But as it is, a decent drinker.

Not sure that this really fits the barleywine parameters for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 04:19:44 | More by RblWthACoz
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-brown color with a decent light tan head and little lacing

S-toffee, caramel malt, hint of chocolate, dark fruit, hint of spice

T-caramel malt, toffee, raisins, figs, light chocolate, hint of wood

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth

O-average Barleywine, although a not unpleasant sipper

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 21:37:40 | More by MDDMD
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.5%

07-01-2014 03:15:13 | More by kbuzz
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-22-2014 15:58:52 | More by JeffTheJuice
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-19-2014 01:28:05 | More by randylangford
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-09-2014 13:37:06 | More by ShanePB
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-09-2014 02:29:13 | More by hollywood_15063
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

06-06-2014 20:00:27 | More by skaboom420
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-06-2014 05:06:08 | More by egrace84
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-06-2014 04:49:43 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Zuidman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-06-2014 03:43:47 | More by Zuidman
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

06-02-2014 23:04:03 | More by outoffocus
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-23-2014 02:37:55 | More by weeare138
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PSU_Mike

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this as Piper's Pub on cask during Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

It had a pretty deep brown color with an off-white head and very tiny bubbles. The smell was slightly muted malted chocolate. A drinking companion compared it to a tootsie roll. It was exceptionally easy to drink and had the creamiest mouthfeel I've ever experienced. All in all, it was a very easy drinking barleywine that I could have had several of in a sitting while marveling over how creamy it was. It is bottled now so I have to seek it out. I would put this in the same class as Gratitude and that's saying something.

Serving type: cask

05-09-2014 01:48:18 | More by PSU_Mike
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper color with a white head and lace. Aroma of toffee, raisin French toast, sweet bread and light fruit. Rum raisin also factors in.

In the taste, toffee, marshmallow, vanilla and light iced tea like hop notes. There is a kiss of alcohol. Has some wood and slight vinous notes. A sweet, smooth, treat of a barleywine. Truly delicious.

The feel melts in your mouth as it is smooth and remarkably light to medium bodied. Overall this was a very good cask ale, and certainly the best cask-conditioned barleywine I've had to date. Fantastic!

Serving type: cask

05-03-2014 02:38:23 | More by Stinkypuss
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chuckv

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-01-2014 06:54:33 | More by chuckv
Barley Wine 2013 from Helltown Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.