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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Alaskan Barley Wine has been produced in limited edition vintages each year since its introduction in 2003. A big beer for big winters, this brew has garnered a steady following in Alaska. Bottled for the first time in 2007, the balanced flavor collaboration between hops, malt and high alcohol showcases the barley wine style, winning first place at the 2007 Toronado Barley Wine Festival and bronze at the 2008 World Beer Cup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2355) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2011 bottle. Sampled at bottle share. Decent stuff. Tastes like old barleywine. Sweet and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a deep golden red/brown. Aroma is malts and sweet sugars. Taste is pretty well balanced for a barleywine while still showcasing the ABV without being overpowering. Palate is sweet up front with a nice malt balance or molasses and sugars. Solid barleywine!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1709) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber color with little to no head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, perhaps a whiff of oxidized hops. Taste is sweet, very sweet. Some bitterness. Flavor is caramel mixed with booze and hops. Alcohol is noticeable and upfront. Finishes sweet and warming. 600 calories for this bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2100) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark brown copper. Nose caramel, toffee, and some booze. Taste sweet malt up front, caramel and toffee on the taste as well. Late palate alcohol. Some bitter in the finish. Still some heat for 2010 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
Nice barleywine. Slightly boozey, but normal for the style. I enjoyed, and would buy another.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby. The nose is pine and burnt sugar. The taste has roasted barley, burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, and some spices. The body is lighter than I would like it to be. Medium carb. There's a nice warm alcohol feeling that lingers in your chest but, also a slippery buttery feeling on the lips, maybe diacetyl. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Tap @ Meridian Yardhouse: Brown color with reddish hues and a nice tan head. It is a great looking beer. Pleasant toasty aroma of hops with flavors of robust hops and some sort of spice. It has a smooth thick body with a little perfume and hairspray in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - FEB 12, 2014
Hazy red/crimson color with mild carbonation and a filmy head. Aroma of grapefruit, piney hops, caramel, toffee and orange peel. Flavor starts out quite malty with notes of caramel and dark fruity notes before settling to a piney & citrus hop finish; Mellow flavor. Body is moderate and mildy carbonated. Pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4293) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draught in a flight. Pours a reddish brown color with a slight haziness. Nose is malt forward, with some caramel tones coming off this. However, I do get a bit of dry resin underneath. I found the taste to be pretty well balanced, though there is a slight sweetness in there. I get a little bit of bread notes in the taste as well. I found this to be quite smooth, and not at all boozy - a deceptive 10.7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 1/06/13. She pours a deep dark brown color and leaves the same colored body with a slim half fingered white foamy head that tries to dies but maintains a degree of trying to cling its best of clinging to the glass. In other words, there really isnít much lacing and the body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell is mostly caramel flavored hops with a sort of bubblegum-esque sort of thing going on, I actually like how this combines (call me weird, but if I had a better trained nose, maybe Iíd figure out what is really going on here), can I just say very sweet. The taste is sweet, ok, more than sweet, ok, exceptionally sweet, but still, thereís a degree of an oily raisinous flavoring coating the mouth. The aftertaste is somewhat of a sweet oily sort of alcohol-ness but coming through in a pretty good manner. The palate is about a medium to heavy, not sessionable - this one is a sipper (donít gulp -youíre stupid if you do). Carbonation actually feels somewhat smooth for the most part. Overall, wow, what a good American Barleywine that I would have again.

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