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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our Barleywine Style Ale is rich & malty with hints of fruity esters & a well-hopped finish. Enjoy this hearty ale with fresh fruit & rich cheese on a cold, winter’s night, or lay it up & savor it with a friend for a special summer treat.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber beer with a rich and lasting beige/yellowish head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, biscuits, toffee notes. Fruity toffee flavor, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, warming alcohol. Quite ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3580) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bondurants, nyc tap: 2009 version from a keg from the brewery: pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is earthy, plenty of dirt, caramel, booze, chocolate, and sugar. Taste is really complex and eally earthy. It isn’t as sweet as it is just brutally malty. Every sip sends shivers down the spibe, and the alcohol burns just a litt or maybe a lot. It is interesting but not quite palate-killing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (962) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber red amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, spices, dried fruit, raisins and herbs. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, herbs, nuts, dried fruit and apricots. Wonderful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6333-20140522] 1pt6floz bottle. Caramel grains aroma. Murky, brown body with a quick foamy white head and thick floaties. Thick fruity caramel pineapple flavour. Full body is sneakily boozy. Good, a surprising and muted good find. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jercraigs)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5636) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget. Shady orange, medium tan head. Bready, bisquity, and slightly caramelly malt aroma, piney and citric hops. Medium to full bodied, mmedium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1258) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Majority of 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 9-11-14. “Bottle-conditioned in: 2013,” so this beer is about a year old. Juicy, fruity aroma is pleasant and simple and features scents of red grape, lemon, and caramel. Pours a clear copper with a moderate amount of golden taupe head. Hazy, cloudy, and containing suspended particulate only in the final of multiple pours. Produces long-lasting lacing. Dry, spicy taste features flavors of orange, caramel, dry Curacao liqueur, cream, lemon, lime, and cinnamon. Briny and boozy. Bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium body (lighter than I expected and light for the style). Lively in the palate. Overall, Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale is forgettable and not particularly likable. Like all too many other barley wines, it’s just “too much” to be enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
A nice barley wine. Lots of sweet dried fruit and bubblegum and honey. Same flavors with a strong hop finish that lasts. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1783) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, grapefrukt, trä, äpple, körsbär, russin och plommon med tydig pepprig beska med smak av tall och humle. Fruktig, smakrik, lagom sötma, lite obalanserad och alkoholen slår igenom aningen för mycket.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (69) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Wasn’t totally impressed with last year’s version when I first had it, but after letting a bottle sit for 8 months or so, this one is growing on me. A really rich caramel malt nose on an orangey-brown body. Full-bodied malt with rich caramel and plummy dark fruit round out the thick caramel malt taste profile. A touch of citrus and complementary hops make this a winner, with a little aging.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (275) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
A barley wine with some flaws. The aroma is the best with the beer. Nice malty aroma with a little citrus from american hops. The taste is light caramel with some citrus. Some harsch alcohol in the finish.


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