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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
First of all, let me say that as a barleywine I give this a 3.8. As a beer in its own right, I give it a 4.2. It really is much more of an IPA or I2PA than a barleywine. Pours copper/slight ruby at the edges with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, pear, apple, cognac, iced tea, hops. Tastes very fruity, malty, with hops and a finishing hoppy sweetness. Palate is very smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Pours a copper/red color with low effervescence, and a golden/yellow head (with very low retention). Lacing is sticky and moves slow. The aroma is of hops!, with a fruity background and a hint of caramel. The taste has a slightly sweet start, with a quick dry middle and lasting hop bitterness at the finish. The Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy at the start with low CO2 and a residual hop bite that remains on the palate. Hops, hops, hops. This brewing company boasts of having a beer with 100IBU?s. Dude! I just don?t get the attraction to such an overdose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Hoppy aroma. Smells like an IPA; pine & sneakers. Hazy but mostly clear amber body, which is a bit odd for a Bwine. Most of the Bwines I have had are a lot murkier. Small, off-white ehad. Nice, scattered lace and a mostly diminishing head. Wonderful lace. Flavor is also wonderful. Light in body compared to most Bwines. This is more like an IPA. The most pervasive flavor is alcohol. A little salty; could use a little more sweetness. Not overly hoppy.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2004
For something which is made right down the street...I can only say how thankful I am to live where I do. This is a great bottled beer...available anytime I want. Definitly my favorite in terms of quality balanced with how available it is.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Nice ruby red hue, minimal head, sweet smell. taste is very hoppy with a pronounced alcohol flavor. Wish I had someone to help me finish this bottle.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Too hoppy. Not balanced. Pricey. Cool label, too big of bottle for 9.2%. Find some friends and share one, then drink a Young’s Old Nick to see what a BW should really taste like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
Tasted in Colorado. 22oz bottle. Tatsed in a shaker glass. Appearance is a light copper colour with a thin white head. Incredibly hoppy aroma with a strong spicy nose. Flavour is intense hop bitterness yet with a malt balance (if that is possible).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2004
deep amber, clear, small head, sweet malty bread and toffee aroma, some fruitiness as well, flavor similar with plenty of bitterness, quite good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
This is available year round? Then I am truly in "Hog Heaven". As I swirl this around in my Duvel glass, I mumble the words.. Thank you sweet Jesus...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2004
A gorgeous rich, deep, orange-copper colour. Sweet cookie dough malt aroma, biscuity, caramel and toffee, some vanilla. Also shows lots of resiny hoppiness with orange-citrus notes. Flavour is very similar to the aroma, sweet sticky malt on the front, cookie dough, caramel and toffee, with a healthy dose of hops, resiny citrus and a nice shot of spicy hops in the finish (cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg). Amazingly well-balanced for such a big beer.


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