Black Forest Barleywine | Black Forest Brew Haus

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Brewed by:
Black Forest Brew Haus
New York, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 02-28-2010

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by CSFerrier:
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Photo of socon67
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep deep amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a heavy sweet spicy malt and a piney hop.

The taste consisted of a front loaded German malt spice, a touch of cocoa and a juicy resinous hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a very nice well balanced barleywine.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh filled growler from Black Forest Brew Haus served in a snifter.

L - reddish-brown color with a small beige head that goes away after a while.
S - piney hops and plums, very nice aroma.
T - upfront flavors of dark fruits without too much sweetness and then a blast of bitter hops kicks in and finishes things off.
F - medium bodied with a crisp, dry feel.
D - easy drinking and very tasty.

Final Note: This is a very good American Barleywine.
If there was wider distribution of this brew it would easily be in the top 10 for the style.

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Black Forest Barleywine from Black Forest Brew Haus
4.24 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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