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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 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.


Gachupines' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1091) - USA - JAN 20, 2005
Nice body and appearance. Head is thick but did not really linger as I drank the beer. Taste is full bodies and malty but with a fairly strong hop aftertaste. Definitely attains more character as it warms.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7956) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Bottled on 02/2015.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Some hops on the nose, caramel malts, mild ripe fruits and subtle toffee notes. Caramel malts on the flavor, ripe fruits, some wooden notes and resinous hops. Subtle vanilla on the aftertaste. Feels t tee fresh with the hops, alcohol comes through just a bit. Very nice.
4425

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of English toffee, floral notes and biscuit. Flavour of heavy juicy bitterness, toffee, some biscuit and herbs. Full bodied. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7643) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has marmalade and some ripe fruits. Also toffee. Flavour has resiny notes, wood, some toffee and caramel. Finishes with menthol and grapefruity hops. A bit disappointing but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
650ml bottle

Pours dark reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, resinous hops and chewy candy. Taste is sweet, hoppy and caramely with loads of toffee, resin, pine and chewy candy. Finish is malty, sweetish and caramely with some toffee, resinous hops and pine. Sweet but pretty hoppy barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1226) - - AUG 20, 2015
Draft. Pours a dark brownish red color. Aroma and taste are piney citrus, raisins, and dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (223) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 16, 2015
22 bomber to tulip. Pours clear ruby red, beige cream head. Aroma of dried fruit and flowers. Taste of caramel malts, roasted malts, booze, pear, herbal spice, peppercorn, blood orange, dark berries. Mouthfeel is medium, syrupy with light carb. Finish is perfume and herbal spice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennetporter (405) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Pours a clear reddish brown from a bottle. Aroma of cherry cordial, some oak and caramel. Pretty boozy. Bitter, astringent, and also slightly sweet in the mouth. Again, boozy, burns a little going down. A little much for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (990) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Hoppy smell and slightly sweet, taste is also much hoppier than expected, smooths out with time but still a bit too hoppy for me...medium diversity in flavor

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (336) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Rich. Malty. Sweet. Limited play from the hops. It fell between the English and the American Bwine style. I wish it was one or the other. Ok. Muted. Blah... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Really enjoyable barley wine....a little hoppy but really smooth...dried fruits some malt and tons of hops....yummy!....(#500)


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