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RATINGS: 1597   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.


soupy's rating

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
soupy (35) - - JAN 28, 2012
Caramel bronze, bite in the back end, beginning is smooth. Alcohol peeks through. Avery does it again..


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (630) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle @ home, a year old. Pours out an amber colored liquid with a beige head, great retention and nice lacing. Nose is very hoppy with pine apple, mango and, ripe orange and orange zest. Lots of warming caramel, dried fruits, alcohol, toffee, biscuits vanilla and hints of milk chocolate. Full bodied, smooth palate initially, with a drier and bitter taste towards mid-taste. Taste is fruity and hoppy with loads of caramel & toffee that balances. Flavors alos of red apples, apricots, overripe mango, oranges, subtle milk chocolate, vanilla and oak. Aftertaste is bitter with orange zest, grapebruits, bicuits and nuttyness. Long duration.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bomber, poured a cloudy darker amber colour with a somewhat creamy white head. nose of caramel malts, sweet toffee, slight dried peach, butterscotch, citrus, hop bitterness, taste of sweet dried fruits, hops, citrus, and slight sweet raisins. a quite bitter barley wine

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6003) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2016
22 oz bottle at home on 4th July 2016. Really enjoyed this: wife didn’t like her sample, so had to drink the whole bottle myself. Mahogany coloured brew, off-white topping. Hops rule the roost here with an alcohol presence that adds to the flavouring nicely. Semi-sweet tropical fruitiness oozes through the more bitter hops and the malty base creeps into the mouth also. A beer I would gladly have again and again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
This is a beast. A lot of hop and acidic alcohol to start off with. Then the Barley Wine starts to find its familiar place with the caramel, dried fruit and some oak notes. A bit unbalanced but I like it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1397) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
Caoba limpio y espuma marfil. Aromas cítricos, herbáceo, anís, acaramelado. Cuerpo denso sabor ligeramente cítrico y maltoso con final de amargor resinoso.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (583) - MEXICO - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A cloudy dark amber beer with a small head. Aroma is of wood, spices, chestnuts and alcohol. Taste is bitter with faint carbonation and some astrigency. Heavy and with a strong floral alcoholic finish. Feels somewhat rusty, but it is very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (860) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle, 65cl. Deep reddish with a creamy tan head with nice lacing. Hoppy barleywine aromas: floral hops, dried fruits, roasted caramel, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet, heavy bitter. Fiery roasted and hoppy character into a stinging bitter and alcohol finish. Complex and delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (742) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine Gainesville Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus Appearance: clear amber with a white head Taste: heavy sweetness, very bitter, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3010) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle. The color of the pour is a lovely looking reddish-amber with a long lasting white head. It never really fades. The aroma is barley grain, sweet malts, tobacco, earth, and a fairly low booze profile. The body is full. The taste brings out those same sweet caramel malt and barley grain characters with a moderate dry finish. This one would be just as good a year or two from now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5545) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2016
Aroma and flavor is malts, hops, fruit/citrus, slight earthy funk and a sour/tart/warming alcoholic finish.


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