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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10576) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2011
Flöska. Clear deep red-brown colour. Dark malts and caramel with dark fruits and alc. in the aroma, sweet. Good filling mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty and caramel dark fruity flavour, good bitter hoppiness. Sweet dark malty and dark fruity finish. Quite sweet a BW.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10144) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
Thank you After4ever/Tom for this one! It’s a vintage 2007. The color is mahogany red and the head is huge, nice and creamy. The aroma has sweetness, notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, hops and light citrus. The flavour has sweetness, citrus hops, oranges, raisin, dark fruit, burnt sugar and the finish has light citrus. It’s nice, but there are even better ones out there...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9696) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle... VBWT2008... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits and chocolate malt intertwine nicely with a vinous depth, complexity and fragility resembling pinot noir. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Bitter-sweet caramel and chocolate stand alongside blended red wines. Medium sweet, moderately bitter, caramelly finish. Thanks go out to Beerlando for sharing this excellent beer!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Nice deep brown pour, tan head. Good sweet malts up front, raisins, booze, toffee. Flavor is lightly sweet, toffee, golden raisins and some good resinous hops. Good stuff. This one was at least 2 years old.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Bottle @ home. 2008 vintage. Dark red appearance with a fluffy, light brown head. Potent caramel malty, sweet, fruity, fairly earthy hoppy, light woody nose. Potent sweet, somewhat fruity, woody, toffee, earthy hoppy flavor. Incredibly smooth, flavorful brew. Spectacular!


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