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RATINGS: 513   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 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.

3.3
   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 can’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
natejgood (428) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pours a clear medium brown/amber with an light tan head. The head does not go down quickly. Smells hoppy and sweet with hints of citrus. Lots of malts and molasses. Quite a strong aroma. Sweet and malty with less hop than I would have thought. Can taste a bit of alcohol in this beer. Very smooth with tiny bubbles, but a bit syrupy in the mouth. This beer has a lot of flavor but may be a bit too sweet for my liking without enough bitterness to cut the sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badhack (417) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2011 vintage. Brown, the color of cola. Just enough fizz to remind you it’s beer. Smells of yeast, cola, dark fruit and a hint of berry. Taste is subtle, hints of malt and chocolate, alcohol. Sweet and heavy on the tongue. Caramel and hops in the finish.

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   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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redpooba (402) - New York, 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
Red with a small head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit and hops. Flavor is again of caramel with hops - sweet beer, but well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
944play (376) - 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 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.


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