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RATINGS: 1489   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Full taste, huge hops, almost too hoppy. Nice and bitter though. Well balanced mouthfeel. Good aftertaste. Could be more complex, but other than that, this beer is on point.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2003
This is a very nice beer. Dark amber in color and just a bit similar to Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Aroma was not much to speak of. Color is a deep orange. Head was sticky, sugary and quite lacey. Big hop and malt flavor, not to sweet. I love hoppy barley wines.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Deep amber look, good sized head that dissipates quickly. Very sweet aromas of apricots and pears. Taste is like biting into a ripe apricot, very sweet and sugary. Overall this is very smooth, but with a syrupy aftertaste. [rerate needed].

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 21, 2003
Great barley wine. small head, but nice lacing ... definite fruit tones in the finish ... alcohol is well-hidden

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2003
This to me is a barleywine/IPA mixture. One of the few beers of this type that are dominated by hops. Best served with chicken wings that have been marinated in hog heaven and fried in bacon drippings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Traditional barley wine copperish tone with minimal head. Has a caramelish sweet aroma. Caramel malts definetely dominate the flavor, maybe even some subtle dark fruits make a showing. Aight brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2003
I like Bigfoot better. Its not as pungent or spicy and more drinkable, but its not as tasty to my somewhat immature palate. Noted some deep caramel (maybe cinnamon?) fruity notes. Very subtle alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
A really very nice barleywine. Has an earthy crystal maltness to it, alone with some iron-y earthy hops (I know it's Columbus but it doesn't seem like it) - a really nice balance. Not too sweet, incredible body, great hopping. Way up there for me. Good alch. balance for such an animal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1803) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Sampled at the Peoria International Beer Festival. Larger hop flavor that I was expecting, which came as a nice surprise. Aroma is rather fruity and wine like, which makes the hop agressiveness even more surprising. I would like to try this aged a bit and a tad more mellowed.


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