Liquid Courage Barley Wine | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Fall

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 57
Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz pour from tap at fatheads Pittsburgh. Cloudy amber color with small white/off white head. Lots of lace.
Smells of piney hops with small amounts of malt. Boozy taste with some pine and citrus in the back end.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper Amber color. Has an aroma of hops and caramel malts. Flavor is boozy, bitter and hops with a malty backbone. Overall this isn't too bad but nothing special.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fatheads N.Olmsted.

Pours an amber color with a dense off white head. The head holds on nicely for such a strong beer.

Smell is somewhat week. Hops, caramel and a touch of pine.

Smells of pine, booze soaked fruit and a bit of orange zest.

Wow-this is a hoppy Barleywine. Malts are there but in the background. Tons of hop oil, supporting malt and a touch of pine. Reminds me of a less sweet fresh Bigfoot. Long bitter, dry finish. Flavors open as the beer warms. Alcohol is well hidden. VERY dangerous.

Creamy mouthfeel. Drinks easy with low carbonation.

Another winner from Fat Heads. Boy this beer could get you into trouble fast. Highly recommended for those who like hoppy Barleywines.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on draft smells pretty good but taste didn't follow through pours a copper redish color with a white head saving grace was a nice abv not a bad beer what for a collaboration beer expected more but definitely try this one if you can it's still a solid brew

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Pours a deep copper color with a white head and plenty of lace. Aroma is big on malts and has a tropical hop element. Well balanced and hoppy for a Barleywine, this I could drink all day until it got the best of me. Just a hint of alcohol given the strength quite an achievement. Overall, yet another world class brew from Fat Heads.

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Photo of Brenden
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one is a heavy and dark red-brown, too thick for any clarity at all and, thus, completely opaque. The head, just a little darker than tan, is also very thick and creamy. It rises to two fingers and fades very slowly, while lace sticks in tattered sheets and clumps everywhere.
This is unlike even most American versions of any Barleywine I've had, and it's as much like a DIPA. Hops are at the forefront and take over as the dominant force, though there's plenty of malt support. Every sniff and every sip is a hit of pine. Underneath is citrus and a more molasses-like undertone. There's lots of heavy earth as well, and some fruits coming in toward the middle. In the flavor, it seems to be on a strong base of heavier barley-like malts with lots of herb/leaf supporting and adding to the fresh sort of bitterness. Oily hop resins coat the palate from beginning to finish and, primarily in the flavor, there's a whole lot of pith and orange peel contributing to the almost-briny note some pithier beers tend to display. I may want a Barleywine to be more like, say, a Barleywine, but there's no denying it's an excellent beer nonetheless.
This beer flows smoothly, exceptionally smoothly, accompanied by a light bite of crispness sustained by a soft carbonation in a nearly full body.

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Photo of BB1313
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fat Head's in N. Olmsted, Ohio

This is a collaboration with Jackie O's. Pours a light copper; off-white head that leaves great lacing and retention. Aromas are amazing. Straight up dank! It's loaded with grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Tons of citrus. Very tropical as well. Caramel malts are there, but they take a backseat. The hops shine in the aromas and flavors. Tastes amazing as well. More citrus. Tons of grapefruit along with some orange zest and lemon zest. Subtle hints of pine. More mango and pineapple. There's a leafy earthiness going on. Some caramel in the mix. It has a subtle malt background, but once again the hops dominate in a great way. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's full-bodied and extremely creamy; fluffy active carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. This is truly dangerously drinkable.

Bravo. This is one of the best barleywines I've ever had. It's up there with some of the best beers I've had all year. It's extremely hop forward and makes you forget that you're even drinking a barleywine. It borderlines being a DIPA. Wonderful use of mosaic hops. This has that Fat Head's signature hop profile that people love. I'm simply blown away. Highly recommended if given the opportunity.

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Photo of goblue3509
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cider brown color with a one finger slightly off white head. The head leaves lace all over the glass. The aroma is of wet citra hops and other tropical smells pineapple mainly. There is also a sweetvsmell . the taste is of wet hops...its earthy and piney with a hint of citrus. The mouth feel is moderately carbonated and a little creamy. Overall a very good american barely wine. Well blended and not over powered by hops.

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Liquid Courage Barley Wine from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
3.94 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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