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RATINGS: 1544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop loverís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (468) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a hazy copper with one finger head leaving mild to moderate lacing. . Aromas of lasted malt, resinous hops. Taste is very bitter. Pine, grapefruit peel. Perhaps a hint of spice. medium to full bodied. with chewy palate and soft carbonation. Very long bitter finish. Reminds me more of a double/triple IPA than a classic barley wine

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nj_BierMaven (117) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
22 oz. bomber, pours cloudy amber into tulip glass. Off-white 1/2 inch head quickly dissipates, leaves a thin lacing on the glass. Malty nose with a slight hop balance, the brewerís description of caramel-candy malt finish is right on target. Resinous, floral hoppiness just enough to balance all that malt, this bottle is fresh so I wonder what it would be like if cellared for 3 years, perhaps too malty if the hops get lost over time. Will have to find another bottle and set it aside for comparison. If you love IPAs but havenít had a barley wine, you might be disappointed as it isnít so hoppy as described. But if you love a good barley wine, this is a fine example of how to balance heavy malts with solid hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Have seen this on the selves for years and assumed Iíd 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 (162) - 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 (4000) - 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 (309) - 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 (28) - 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 (281) - 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 (5473) - 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 (699) - 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.


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