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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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An "Alpine Style" Barleywine aged 12 months in select bourbon barrels. So... DRINK ALPINE ALE or GO TO BED!

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1692) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
A big sweet bourbon -bal barley wine with caramel and some slight cherry cordial character. Not easy to drink a lot of but pretty tasty in spurts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1434) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle shared @ fermentoren. Thanks Mike! Pours hazy deep copper/ruby red with a brown lacing. Aroma of dark sweet fruits, plums, caramel, vanilla, deep port notes, weak coconut, raisin and butterscotch. Taste of vanilla, caramel, figs, chocolate, molasses, caramel, some sweet barrel notes, toffee and weak sweet nuts. So good and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (504) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to Derek Gallanosa - shared at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours reddish brown with a fizzy offwhite head. Aroma is pretty malty, lots of walnuts, light licorice, dark fruits, dried berries, some chocolate. Taste is dark fruits, vanilla, light licorice, caramel, walnuts, chocolate, light heat, plums, port wine, raisins. Very smooth!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfroms (454) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle, 2013. Pours cloudy reddish amber, slight tan lacing. Aroma is complex plummy toffee and maple with honey, bourbon, grains, slight toastiness. Crazy how much maple. Taste is thick and chewy maple and burnt toffee with undertones of port, sweet cherry, and orange peel. Mild roast. Quite sweet. Booze is impressively well hidden. Great complexity, super impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Deep brown, no head. Lots of toffee and some dark fruit in the aroma. Really sweet, no carb, super smooth. Really incredible flavor. Carmel, toffee, vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4138) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to cocoapuph. Pours cloudy chestnut, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak, raisin, figs, dates, toasted caramel, coconut. Flavor is fully sweet, rich and decadent, notes of cherry as well. Light bitterness. Full body, creamy mouth. Pretty solid, reminds me of the HOTD from the wood beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2014
(12oz bottle) clear amber/red, wispy tan bubbles. Nose of light pine and citrus, caramel, touch of bourbon, quite hoppy if swirled. Taste of graham cracker, saccharin, cream, caramel, light American hops, quite good. Medium thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10313) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, sticky caramel, toffee and dark fruit cake. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). From cparles, thanks! Dark mahogany with a small bubbly ring of beige foam and no lacing. Aroma is quite boozy at first, but it then settle down a bit when it breathe a little... there’s bourbon, sweetness, dried fruits, raisins, toffee, chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste is very sweet with dried fruits, bourbon, boozy presence, toffee, raisins, light chocolate and vanilla notes. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Liquorous. Warming finish. Super complex. A very good sipper. Quite boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3937) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at Tom’s, shared 3 ways. Deep mahogany pour with no head. Aroma is boozy, really rich toasty aromas, barley candy, raisins, rum, port wine. Taste is extremely sweet, rich caramel, brown sugar, boozy finish. Palate is full bodied but not as rich as I was expecting. Very nice sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12oz 2013 Bottle split a few ways with friends.

A - Burnt oaky reddish brown, no head. Small wisp when the cap popped.

S - Smells freaking amazing! So much boozy bourbon with a touch of vanilla and banana.

T - Whoa. so sweet, decadent, thick mouthfeel lots going on. There’s a decent amount of cigar smoke but honestly not intense.

M - Thick, very sweet and oily. coats every aspect of the mouth

O - this is a great beer. sorry for the lazy rating but this beer is really incredible! I would buy a case of this. Really incredible!

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