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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Clear red amber colour lasting beige head. Lovely toffee on aroma. Mmm, lovely, warming toffee, just the right side of hoppy sweet warming toffee. Lovely. Could have drunk all day long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13358) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle (2007) at Sune’s - Thanks Mr. Johnson & Mr. Nielsen. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. High sweetness, caramel, roasted, ryebread, nutty, berries, nice hoppy, resin, grassy, smooth body. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 2007: Big head on a dark brown body. Aroma of peach, melon, chocolate, alcohol and light toffee....and lots of hops. Palate shows chcolate, hops...a clean profile with pleasing balance and a slight roastiness late.

2006: Hazy dark amber colour. Big chewy brown sugar aroma with a light toasty note. Smooth and sweet palate with further brown sugar malts and late alcoholic dryness. 8 4 8 4 17 = 4.1

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
(22oz bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours an amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, light chocolate, toffee, and fruit. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, citrus, brown sugar, and toffee. Too hot. Needs some time to age.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 07–22oz bottle @Vero Beach Throwdown-pours a dissipating off white head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet dark fruit-plum/dark cherry. Taste is sweet dark fruit-plum/dark cherry, bitter, alcohol. Occasional. Thanks for sharing Beerlando. 3.0 090623-Alaskan 08 BW @Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks markwise–22oz bottle–pours a light tan ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-sweet, hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-sweet, hops-bite, alcohol. 3.6

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11054) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
Red brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is fruity with lots of vineous alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour with caramel malt. I found it rather simple, although well brewed.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2007 bottle. Aroma is just plain caramel. Brown color with a disappearing beige head. Strong malty flavors with floral hop. Exceptionally smooth. Not a trace of heat, and this is 10.4%. Quite an experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009
Name: Barley Wine
Date: February 10, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with lots of fruity character
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, lots of dark caramel sweetness, light earthy hops keep it balanced, lasting bitterness along with the fruity sweetness
Overall: will age really well

Name: Barley Wine
Date: September 06, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007
earthyness is fading a bit to allow the rich fruit to bloom

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

Name: Barley Wine
Date: May 05, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: clear dark red, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, brown sugar sweetness, lots of earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of earthy bitterness, touch of hot caramel, light fruityness
Overall: still needs a couple of years

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
clear amber , small white head. dusty dry hoppy aroma, very slightly cellary. flavor is very nicely sweet, wood, malts, syrup. nice sweet dry barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10578) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2007 bottle. Very dark and hazy chestnut color, medium tan head with good retention. Aroma of sweet caramel syrup. Taste is sweet butterscotch and light spice. Nice.


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