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RATINGS: 1522   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3090) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Have seen this on the selves for years and assumed I’d rated. Apparently not. Bomber form Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington ($6.99). Amber orange pour with a big frothy off-white head and strong retention. Aroma of sweet bready malt, spice, caramel, dank citrus. Tastes are along those lines - sweet, nutty, resiny tropical citrus. Sticky oily palate. Finishes bitter. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (160) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
The aroma was of plum and was very nice. The appearance was a deep almost purple, with a great head. The taste was nice and overall I liked it a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3346) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tap, dark pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, sweet, boozy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (296) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
The description says it: dangerously drinkable. It's a special occasion barley wine that tastes like a good, hoppy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MickieDee (25) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours amber, with thin head and nice lacing. Malt, ample resin, caramel, citrus. Dry, mildly sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theothermatt (257) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle @ Home. 2012 Version. Dark Amber pour. Nose of caramel, nuttiness, and alcohol. Great smooth mouth. Rich caramel, toffee, almond, figs, and plums. Finishes slightly sweet and rich. Great in small doses.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4681) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Very smooth for a barley wine. Wonderful balance on palate. Amber pour, with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Some caramel in this. Very drinkable. Tap at Avery event at Churchkey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap at Draught 55..amber/copper pour with thin off white head..aroma of caramel,hops,brown sugar..bitter,boozy,smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2311) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Aroma is a lush blend of hops malt and yeast. Appearance is a thick cream colored long-lived head with plenty of Lace and a clear copper amber color. Flavor is very interesting, complex, and related to the palate. But there are some sharp points and edges from the bitterness & the acids from hops and carbonics. This is not a lightweight beer for Serious fans or Alky's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes reddish brown with an average beige head. Aroma of malt, grain, grass, and alcohol. Taste is malt, grain, grass, citrus, caramel, and alcohol. Very nice.


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