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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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frydaddy (20) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2014
This was a 2009 that I had found in a store last year (2013). Which is crazy, since now the beer had aged for five years when I finally drank it. The hops aroma and bitterness was very subdued. Very malty and sweet wonderful. I have to say, it aged quite well. Some sherry notes detonated from the oxidation I’m sure. But all-in-all this beer ROCKED!! I’d recommend to anyone if you can get your hands on one do it!


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
thebsmitty (135) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2010 bottle. Pours a rich deep mahogany brown with a cherry hue. Amazing head retention, great lacing, huge thick collar. Aroma is molasses, toffee, leather and earthy wood. Taste is bitter molasses, stale tobacco, vanilla and wet paper. Nice rich body and low carbonation. I believe this beer must have been left on the shelf in a high light area since 2010. It looked great, but the paper and tobacco really ruined the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
22oz bomber. Picked up 4 of them at 4.99 each..can’t beat that. Deep mahogany brown body, looks filtered. Foamy beige heads fades into a thin oily layer. Woody alcohol soaked amber malt. Rich and rugged, thick old school US Barleywine. Overbearing. Not really that drinkable, more of a slow sipper. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1160) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2014
2013 Bomber from Woodmans in the Falls poured into my New Holland tulip. Cellar aged for 3 months, but likely much closer to a year in age. Pours a clear brownish orange with an off-white head around the rim leaving nice spots of lace. Aroma has dark fruits, sweet stone fruits, pine and citrus. Heavily hopped without a definitive smell. Taste is of sweet dark fruits (plums, raisins, grapes), some citrus (oranges and grapefruit), tangy pine and some earthiness. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes heavily sweet with some bitterness underneath. Very hoppy without much definition.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
Via trade with Crajun. The aroma is sweet, dark fruits, bready. The appearance is deep red brown, opaque, off white head. The flavor is sweet, dark ripe fruit. The booze is well hidden. The finish is sweet, light booze. Medium in body. Nice barley wine. Doesn’t kill with hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (79) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (265) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (813) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 22, 2014
651 ml bottle. Pours a nice reddish-brown with a one inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, barley, caramel, hops, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus Similar aroma. Has a full body with a warming finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Well worth having again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2011 bottle. Sampled at bottle share. Decent stuff. Tastes like old barleywine. Sweet and boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (170) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a deep golden red/brown. Aroma is malts and sweet sugars. Taste is pretty well balanced for a barleywine while still showcasing the ABV without being overpowering. Palate is sweet up front with a nice malt balance or molasses and sugars. Solid barleywine!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoostIPA (1182) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber color with little to no head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, perhaps a whiff of oxidized hops. Taste is sweet, very sweet. Some bitterness. Flavor is caramel mixed with booze and hops. Alcohol is noticeable and upfront. Finishes sweet and warming. 600 calories for this bomber.


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