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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Iíve had this many times and love it whether it is fresh or aged. pours a deep amber with small off white head. The nose is a nice mix of sweeter caramel and other malty goodness with some grassy, and fruity hops. Flavor, when fresh is a solid American barley wine (caramel, fruity, wood) and with age becomes a nice sweet malty experience (caramel, brown sugar). This is one of a few beers I generally keep around to drink from time to time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (365) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2012
2009 Bottle. Aroma: Dried grassy hop, dried roasted caramel, toffee. Dried orange and orange rind gives lift. Palate: Creamy on mid-palate. Flavor: Dried caramel, bitter toffee, sweet candied orange and orange rind. Long, "dry" sweetness. Comment: Beautiful integration of flavors and carbonation. Has aged very well under good conditions (cool basement plus spent past year in fridge). Persistent head and carbonation. Well-balanced bittering that allows the malt to strut its stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
A nice barleywine, dominantly plum and alcohol, but traces of raisin and toffee. Thin and deep reddish brown. Bought in Juneau at the 4 IGERT workshop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badhack (296) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2011 vintage. Brown, the color of cola. Just enough fizz to remind you itís beer. Smells of yeast, cola, dark fruit and a hint of berry. Taste is subtle, hints of malt and chocolate, alcohol. Sweet and heavy on the tongue. Caramel and hops in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle (2009). Pours medium brown with a small brown head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar and citrus/pine hops. Moderately sweet flavor of caramel and brown sugar with citrus and pine hops, and some light chocolate. Smooth and not overly sweet. A great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2008 bottling. I get hints and wafts of rubber but it comes and goes so I canít say that it is autolysis necessarily. Overall a solid beer, alcohol is well-hidden. Very malty barleywine. Drinking this in the balls-hot heat of Florida summer and it is still nice and smooth. little hot alcohol on the backend.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2012
22oz bottle shared by Mike, thanks
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Malty and dusty caramel
Taste: Malty, dark fruit, caramel and woody
Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2012
09 vintage generously shared by shadowane. Thanks again Rich! Pours a dark ruby/plum color with mahogany edges and one finger off white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. † Spotty lacing left behind. Musty, earthy aroma with leathery malt, spicy rye, toffee, caramel and dark fruit. † Also picking up some subtle piney hops. Medium bodied and still surprisingly hoppy with resinous, bitter and dry piny hops. †This is countered by a prominent earthy malt character. Leathery and slightly boozy with caramel, toffee and faint dark fruit notes. †Malt becomes more prominent as it warns. †Waves of sweet booze come and go and even though the abv is relatively well masked, †I get a strong ethanol rush in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
A - pours ruby red with no head. S - aromas of prunes, brown sugar and molasses. M - full bodied exceedingly sweet alcohol warmed brew. T - prunes and figs up front. Caramel, brown agar and molasses on the palate. Some spice and then sticky malts end. 6+

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle 2009 pours a darker brown small head. Tastes sweet caramel dark fruit bit flat not bad not great.


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