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RATINGS: 1485   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - DEC 3, 2001
This stuff was ok. Bottle may have not been the freshest, but I was somewhat dissapointed after hearing rave reviews of this beer. Needs more hops as far as I m concerned. Doesnt compare to Old Horizontal.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
Very floral aroma - hoppier than Behemoth or Horizontal. Balanced, very hoppy accent but a fair bit of sweet malts that dance with each other on the palate. Tasty, and certainly on the right track, but not ready to bang with the big boys yet. A little light on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2607) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2001
Aroma is malty and sweet, with some hop aroma as well. This beer is a clear medium red color. Leaves the ’Brussels lace’ on the side of the glass, a good sign. Has an interesting component as far as the flavor development goes, it’s quite unique as well. Starts off hoppy, then quickly turns to the maltiness, which has a bit of bite to it as well, and then the aftertaste is nice and hoppy again. It is somewhat obvious that this beer is intensely hopped. Intriguing, and good. Try it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
inthebuff99 (11) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2001
This is the best Barleywine I have tried. The aroma and flavor perfectly balance the alcoholic after tones. Very good mouth feel and not so to heavy like other barley wines.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2000
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2003 Excellent nose; teases the olfactory senses before the first sip. Mouthfeel is soft and gentle. The flavor has a curiously intense, yet controlled hoppiness. Malts are thick and sweet, complementing the large dosage of hops perfectly. Wonderful hoppy aftertaste lingers; bitterness resides on the tongue too, well after swallowing. This beer really warms your throat and soothes your mind. Very relaxing and tasty.


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