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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (16587) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Clear deep Amber/brown beer with a nice beige/yellowish head. Fruity caramel aroma, raisins, figs, toffee, brown sugar notes. Fruity toffee flavor, caramel, raisins, figs, brown sugar, warming alcohol, some dark bread. Good barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle @ Cervezageek - smagning, Odense. Pours dark brown with a small creamy bubbly white head and lacings. Sweet malty and fruity nose. Vinous and smooth. Lots of caramel/toffee and a bit of alcohol. Full bodied. Sweet. A sipper. A classic Barley wine. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14938) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14671) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13522) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle 2007 sample shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear reddish brown copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, earthy and small caramel malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2009 bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of light candi sugar, brown sugar, toffee, caramel and baked bread. Medium body. Alcohol completely hidden. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12562) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, molasses, toffee, dark fruit, light vanilla and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dark fruit and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12533) - 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.

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