Barley Wine 2010 | Trinity Brewhouse

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Trinity Brewhouse
Rhode Island, United States

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheManiacalOne on 01-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Zono:
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3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been happy to see this back on tap at the Brewhouse in the past month. I'm not sure whether what they're offering now is technically a distinct beer from the Barley Wine 2010. The current Barley Wine is described as barrel-aged.

Served in a standard pint glass, the Barley Wine displays virtually no head. The color is darkly coppery, amber-ish, with a significant cloudiness. The aroma is directly sweet with the malt presence predominating.

The taste is indeed delightful. I find this to be one of Trinity's finest brews. The oak aging definitely adds a lot of positive character to this ale. Notes of vanilla co-mingle quite nicely with bourbonesque flavors. It is an intensely full-bodied beer, and infinitely drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap 1/17/11 at the brewpub Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color, short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, a lot of alcohol, bourbon, brown sugar, some hops and a touch of fruit, but overall kind of smells like varnish.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with flavors of brown sugar, bourbon and caramel coupled with a strong burst of alcohol. The malt character is very hearty and the hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is very sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, slightly filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, tough beer to drink for an extended period of time and there are better within the style.

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Barley Wine 2010 from Trinity Brewhouse
3.45 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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