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RATINGS: 1602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bomber. Pours a copper brown with an off white head and aroma of fruits and hops. Taste is bitter, with fruit, alcohol, grapefruit and hops along with caramel and malt into the bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1026) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Big bottle with commonmac during March madness. Alcohol and dark fruit nose. Sweet, medium boozy, good oily mouthfeel. This is a barley wine up my alley.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (291) - - MAR 8, 2016
3/6/16. Bomber. Earthy hop-filled nose. Taste is huge with thick medium roast malt competing with a monster hop profile. Not aged so still a bit raw. I could see the nose largely disappearing w age but the body rounding out nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3085) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Clear Amber with very little head. Aroma is rich caramel, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel and herbal hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1487) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Rose-pink red color. Icy lacing. It’s shiny. The barley is very prominent in the nose: grainy but a little sugary. Candi sugars, like ribbon candy, with a touch of cherry. The flavor is bitter cherry, barley grains, cough drops. Very bitter aftertaste (which I like). Feels chewy and prickly. It’s not the most distinctive b-wine I’ve had. In fact it’s rather representative. But what it does it does well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2555) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from...not sure. Medium amber with some haze and lasting swirl head. Mildly boozy toasted caramel aroma with some spicy hop. Toasted caramel and fruit sweetness with some grass and roasted nuts. Citrus and pine bitterness made almost astringent by the assertive fine carbo. Medium-full body. Some booze in the finish. Extra points for being balls out even if there are some rough edges. Very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2016
Beautiful rich malty beer with exceptional hop/malt balance. Spruce and citrus aromatics with caramel red malt richness. So tasty, even on a forty degree (celsius) day

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (495) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2016
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Mahogny/orange med gräddigt krämvitt skum. Humlebetonad i doften med en del torkad persika och apelsinskal. Kroppen något tyngre. Tydlig beska med granskott, kåda och apelsin. Mer åt dubbel IPA-hållet än Barley Wine i min mening, men kanske förändras av lagring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (894) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle from Grocery Outlet in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is sweet bouillon, vegetal, candied orange rinds, some caramel. Taste is sweet caramel up front with a bitter, citrus and vegetal finish. Sweet, savory and slightly bitter...like a marmalade stew. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SvanteL (258) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
Vacker bärnstensfärgad. lite grumlig, fint medelstort skum. Doftar citrus, tropiska frukter (papaya, mango, passionsfrukt) och söt fruktkola. Smaken är en läcker blandning av syrliga frukter av olika slag och söt kolasmak plus en skaplig avrundande beska. Munkänslan är tjock, nästan lite oljig. Toppen!


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