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RATINGS: 514   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11766) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11704) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (11338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear red-brown color, average sized off-white to beige head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, sweetish, liquor, a hint of liquorice somehow. Taste malts, a hint of sweetness, lightly a hint of bitter, lightly alcohol, liquor. Medium to full body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 ounce bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of kramer quite some time ago. Lemme see... I’ve had this since July 2009 myself. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, earthy hops and berry-like fruits. The taste is toffee, bitter hops, caramel. Medium-full bodied. Nice barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11065) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
bottled. Dark amber with a reddish gleam. Unclear. dense light brown head. aroma of sweetness, herbs, ripe fruits, light caramel. flavour of caramel, sweetness, ripe fruits, spice, herbs and flowers. medium to full bodied. dry and sweet light bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
22-oz bottle, 2007 vintage. Pours dark brown with a thin, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, bread, caramel), heavy hops (perfume, flowers), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of dates, alcohol, and cola. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a spicy-bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; ends with a spicy alcohol bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours orangey amber with a tiny head. Fantastic aroma of toffee, caramel and some subtle dark fruit notes. Flavour follows accordingly with the toffee / caramel dominating, and featuring quite a sweet palate (but not too much). Slight alcohol kick at the end, but the ABV is well-worked. A most excellent barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
Hazy brown with medium beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel, roasted malt and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, hops, ripe fruits and hoppy notes leading it to a bitter finish.

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