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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - MAR 1, 2005
2/19/05. On tap at Toronado Barleywine Festival ’04 in San Francisco, CA 2/19/05. 2003 Vintage. Very hazy caramel brown. Muddy and totally opaque. Slight head without much lacing but good color. Very drinkable with nicely balanced flavor-- bitter golden glow, very elegant and easy. Aroma fits and sets up the beer adequately-- mouth-wateringly yummy with light caramel and a hoppy green pine tease. Succulent medium body with nice carbonation on the mouthfeel-- soft and holding up perfectly to the rest of it. A very lovely, almost light barleywine. Easy on the palate without sacrificing much complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
944play (371) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
big nugget 200: fig flavors, smokey, oaky, and sweet. <--all i wrote down. i need to get a little more full in my descriptions

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
On tap at the 2003 Toronado Barleywine Festival: A very nice subtle smoke flavor. Solid malt backbone. Very subtle underlying hop flavor and bitterness. Quite light. Nice!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2007 pours ruby with aroma of sherry and library books in the Old Stacks. Wonderful malt notes with some pleasant oxidation, mellow with some warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
On tap at the 2003 Toronado Barleywine Festival. Aged 1.5 years in a mineshaft! Just imagine if you were trapped in that mine for a few days. Light pour hides the malt kick. A bit of hops to balance out the malty sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2009
22 oz. bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Pours a dark raisin color with a cream colored head. Flavor: Sweet, with hints of dried fruit and bittersweet chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
Nice barleywine. Slightly boozey, but normal for the style. I enjoyed, and would buy another.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (332) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Nice toasty malt aromas. Pours clear reddish brown with a foamy head. Very sweet for a barleywine, masks the alcohol content and doesn’t assault you with hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a dark amber with red hues. small head dissipates into a ring of froth, not much lacing. Aromas of sweet malt, dark fruit, slight hops, and booze. Flavors are similar, a little to sweet for my liking. There was also something rather funky in the taste that I can’t pinpoint, but it definitely was not a good funky.


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