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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Nice deep copper/red color. Hops and sweetness as well as citrus in the aroma. Also roasted malts present. Reminds me slightly of a Rogue brew. 100 IBUs concealed well and this is actually drinkable. Bitterness becomes more evident as the beer warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
I was all psyched up about this stuff because nstal and andrew196 always talk about it, but I found it a little bit disappointing. Orange-brown color, average head. Only a little bit of underlying tangerine made it up to the surface of the vast sea of grapefruit juice which thoroughly dominated the flavor and aroma of this stuff. I didn’t find it all that complex at all, I’d expect more subtlety from a beer as big as this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Hoppy and fruity aroma. Big fruity flavor, hoppy again, not too sweet or sticky, not too bitter. Great palate. A real asskicker and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
igneous1 (1515) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2002
clear amber with a fairly thick foamy head. aroma is pure pine with very slight hints of malt..just like smelling a xmas tree! flavor is big on pine with a lot of caramel roasted malt sweetness to offset it. very smooth easy drinking barley wine. to me this ranks right up there with bigfoot and old foghorn..avery’s best

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
12/20/02: bottle. deep amber colour, very thin head with fair amount of lacing. strong yeasty smell. full flavor that includes evidence of yeast and hints of flowers. I’d like to try this one off of the cask... barley’s barley wine is far superior to this one (although i experienced barley’s right on cask.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Copper-colored body with a thin, white head. Aroma is great. Malt and hops and sweetness. Columbus hops really taste good too. A bit rough on the back of the the tongue though. Balance is skewed a little too much towards the hops. Should cellar a few and try them later. The huge dry hopping bite may mellow with some age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2002
A nice strong beer with a good not too strong flavor. Alcohol content is evident in the warmness following the swallow. Nice color and aroma. Very well done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2002
A nice light head with amber body. Bitterness outweighs the malt but maybe some extra aging will mellow it. Overall, a nice barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
An interesting orangish light brown color - almost like iced tea. this has a really great, unique aroma - sweet, malty, fruity, and flowery. The flavor is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Redness gleamed at me, as in ’stop’ you are not worthy...As usual I did not see red but green, and proceeded on my way...The head was filled with bubbles patterned in a mysterious intelligible way, like to try to communicate something to me, I unfortunately did not speak the language, Aroma was bombarded by fresh flowery hops yet to be picked..still growing in the bottle...creamy hoppiness budded in my mouth and flowered, piercing my soul w/ a god-like hoppiness that is earth...creaminess came down from the heavens to comfort the presence of such pure hoppy earthness...exquisite!

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