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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop loverís delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
22oz - Aroma of a hops and malt with a bit of alcohol. Brownish red with a small off-white head and minimal lacing. Head disapprears quickly. This is a very hoppy barleywine and could almost be an imperial IPA. Smooth but the alcohol taste in unnecessary as other companies have proven.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 Pours a beautiful red color with nice lacing. The aroma is very promising with malts, fruits, caramel, wine and brandy. The taste is good, but too bitter for my taste. Itís nice but a little too intense in terms of the alcohol. The alcohol is not that high that is why this should not be the case. It tastes more like a hard liquor drink then a beer. Perhaps as it ages it could become less that way. A good Barley Wine, but not a great one in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Good Barley Wine, nice flavor and aroma, the only thing against it that I can think of is that it has a apperance like a pale ale, but thatís a minor worthless gripe that really has no affect on the overall quality of the beer. A nice smooth barley wine thatís very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Pours cloudy orange-red with a tannish-orange head. Aroma of hops and malt. Flavors of malt and hops, but not as complex as some other barleywines. A little dry and thin in the flavor. Still a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1144) - USA - JAN 20, 2005
Nice body and appearance. Head is thick but did not really linger as I drank the beer. Taste is full bodies and malty but with a fairly strong hop aftertaste. Definitely attains more character as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Dark orange slightly cloudy with sharp hop aroma. First taste is dry and malt , withsome hop sneaking in. This is a little to fizzy to drink fast, still very enjoyable. the after taste is very hoopy anfd flora.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 Pours a deep garnet, with a rather thin beige head and exhibits decent lacing. Nose is floral, citrusy hops, with hints of malt. Initial taste is more malt and somewhat sweet, the top light, the finish is quite hoppy. I like this a lot, but it doesnít strike me like other good barley wines do. While Iím not slamming it (ícause I wouldnít ever pass a glass of it up!), I donít think it measures well against my favorite barley wines. Still yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2005
bottle. I shared this big bottle with my best friend who works for a company called GenetiPork. Hog Heaven - GenetiPork, gotta love the irony. poured a copper color without much head. first sip was very hoppy, but became smoother as I worked my way down the glass. strong but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2005 Very hoppy beer with a nice amber red appearence. Aroma of hops. Excellent example of a good barely wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2005
22oz. bomber: Iíve had this one hanging around for about 10 months now, so I figured it was time to give it a shot. There is somewhat of a ruby tint to the amber color. It is a touch hazy. Mine had a large off-white head that subsided quickly. The aroma is nice. There is the typical malty sweetness, but there are definitely notes of hops here. Mainly grapefruit to the nose, but also some grassiness. Tastes good. A rich malty sweet body, but the sweetness is nicely balanced by the hops. Slight taste of grapefruit and a hint of bitterness too. Very nice!

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