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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
22 oz. bottle shared with kleyland. Pours a dark leather color. Thin, off-white head. Aroma of piney hops and dark fruit. Toffee notes in the flavor, along with plums warming alcohol, and caramel malt. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22oz bottle. Ive had this one fresh and aged and can say it has great aging potential beyond the year I gave it. Pours out a beautiful darker copper hue with great lacing. Big malty and hoppy aromas that I like in fresher BWs, caramel and boozy. The palate is great and balanced, the malts are big in the finish with a ripping bitter hoppiness on the outer edge. One of the more likeable fresh BWs on the market, but will be spectacular 5 years up the road.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bomber. Deep,reddish-copper colored body is clear with an yellow-tan head of small stature that does not lace. Mouth is full with weak-but-soft, creamy carbonation in a sticky liquid. Syrupy sweet aroma of cotton candy, and a sickening amount of roasted caramel malts with a nice complement of floral and pine hops with a touch of citrus and esters. Very sweet in the direction of clover honey, roasted caramel, followed by roast, ester-based borderline overripe fruity goodness, a citrus-pine-floral hop profile, warming, with rather invisible alcohol if taken in small sips. A larger sip or "gulp" will reveal a pine-infused alcohol harshness. Cloying in nose and mouth, sticky on the lips, rich, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Dark amber red color with a beige head. The head receded to a ring leaving a little bit of lacing. Very malty and sweet aromas, not a typical American hopped up version. Aromas of dark fruit, figs, caramel, brown sugar, and a little bit of hops. Sweet caramel flavors, with some citrus hops, brown sugar, figs, and biscuit. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Thanks to pepsican for the sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2008 bottling. I get hints and wafts of rubber but it comes and goes so I cant 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 20, 2014
Served: bottle Look: pours a dark amber color. Small off white head. Smell: smells dark sweet fruits Taste: dark cherries. Malty notes Feel: heavy beer highly carbonated. Overall: good flavor. Heavy malt notes First drank: April 20, 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redpooba (404) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
A complex crimson-red-brown with a light brown head. Had this at a Barley wine tasting and this one actually won that night. Has great floral notes and a silky smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Been holding on to this for a while, Vintage 2009. Poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. a touch of Alcohol on the nose... along with a strong malt presence. Mild sweetness with dark fruit. Mild Brown sugar notes. The flavor was malty, Doughy and sweet. Piny hop middle to the finish. Moderate bitterness with some warmth in the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
944play (394) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
22oz in Bordeaux glass. Clearish deep red with low yellow head. Scads of caramel, vinous, and dusty tart cherry aromas. Flavor is totally reflective; it starts quite sweet like a cherry cola, but bitter and drying components take hold. Carbonation is low, body medium. A little weird but overall pleasant.

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